Communications and PR Officer
Salary: NJC 25-30 (£23,111-£27,358)
Hours: Full Time 37 hours per week
Starting as soon as possible
Spencer Academies Trust is looking to appoint a Communications and PR Officer on a fixed term contract to join the Trust central communications team, with the potential for a permanent appointment after 12 months.
Your primary role will be to assist in developing a communications structure and assisting in creating robust marketing campaigns and a social media strategy to support the aims and objectives set out in the Trust business plan. In addition, you will assist in high profile projects including the development and launch of new member schools, highlighting the record of achievement and attainment in existing Spencer academies and communicating how the Trust works daily to change the lives of over 16,000 children and young people.
The successful candidate will have high level and exemplary communication skills, proven persuasive written ability and sharp attention to detail. Experience of copywriting or drafting press releases, social media management and marketing would be an advantage. You will be confident to work with regional and national media networks and committed to developing a career working in support of schools and the broader education sector.
You will be able to drive and have use of a car ( business mileage payable), be flexible (occasional evening and weekend work may be required) and have a professional personal appearance.
Spencer Academies Trust is an educational charity and academy sponsor, which is committed to ensuring that every child, regardless of background, has access to an outstanding education and real choices in life. Our successful track record of providing high quality teaching and learning ensures improved outcomes for children and young people. Our mission statement for the Trust reflects our vision and aim for all Trust schools. Our highly-successful network of 17 schools (8 Secondary and 9 Primary) educates students across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Nottingham City, Derby City and Leicestershire.
Spencer Academies Trust is an exceptional Trust, which provides an outstanding education for local children. Our Trust is a model of national excellence. We work collaboratively to achieve the best possible outcomes for all young people, in an environment where partnership is valued and success is celebrated. Our education delivers real life experiences for students, promotes independent enquiry and stimulates intellectual curiosity; whilst developing a strong sense of individual responsibility and a personal belief and confidence. All of our students fulfil their potential and make unparalleled progress. They are fully prepared for the next phase of their education and have unrivalled opportunities to become future leaders.
· All children have a right to a quality education regardless of background or ability, and have an entitlement to the opportunity of a secure progression route in their learning and development.
· Schools are stronger when they work in collaboration with each other, operate within a ‘family’ and are open to a true sense of partnership.
· We grow the effectiveness and sustainability of our schools by developing the people within them, and that through shared and equitable responsibility for quality and outcomes; we achieve more.
Applicants will be expected to share our high aspirations and expectations for students and employees. If you are a dedicated professional and want to support our Trust through the next stage of its exciting developments, please visit www.satrust.com
To apply, please complete the on-line application form, can be accessed through http://www.satrust.com/vacancies
For us to adhere to safer recruitment guidelines and best practice, please ensure your completed application form:
(i) accounts for any gaps in employment, and
(ii) provides detail of all your employment by month as well as year.
Please also include the names, addresses, phone numbers and email contact details of two professional referees one of which must be your current employer.
Closing date 8am Monday 15th October 2018
In line with safer recruitment policies references will be called for prior to interview.
Spencer Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students and all posts are subject to enhanced DBS with children’s barred list checks and completion of Level 2 safeguarding training.