Press and External Relations Officer, London

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Oasis Community LearningLondon
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Start date: mid to late September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £26,658 - £30,012 (SCP 25 – 29, Inner London) + Local Government Pension Scheme
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking for a passionate Press and External Relations Officer to join our Communications Team at Oasis Community Learning (OCL). This exciting and unique role will support the implementation of the Press and PR strategy of OCL and take day-to-day responsibility for the OCL Press Office and political monitoring.   

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About Oasis Community Learning  

Born of the global Oasis charity, we are one of the largest multi-academy trusts in the UK. By joining our family of staff you will be working alongside people dedicated to helping our students realise their potential. We wish to transform the lives of our communities and support our young people and staff through their journeys with Oasis.  

About the role  

As the Press and External Relations Officer you will take day-to-day management of an effective OCL Press Office that maximises positive coverage in the media and helps deal with issues and crisis management. You will work closely with the National Communications Manager to help implement the Press and PR Strategy of the organisation, spearhead media campaigns that help OCL fulfil its mission and raise its profile, and support our senior leaders to build and protect our reputation.  

Our ideal candidate will: 

•Be educated to degree level 

•Have experience of media relations and supporting the delivery of positive local and national press coverage 

•Have strong experience in copy and content generation 

•Have excellent written and oral communication skills 

•A commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people  

To view the full list of responsibilities and selection criteria please download the job description below.  

Benefits of joining Oasis Community Learning: 

•A strong Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programme with training opportunities 

•A supportive network and family of staff in a motivating work environment 

•A competitive pension scheme with a Local Government pension provider 

•A generous annual leave allowance of 25 days (plus 8 bank holiday days) per year, rising to 30 days (plus 8 bank holiday days) after 2 years of service  

To apply:

Please download and complete the Oasis Application Form, Privacy Notice and Equal Opportunity Form. Once complete, please return by email to Camilla Holland  at by 11am, Monday 3 September 2018.  

Unfortunately we cannot accept CVs alone as an application for this role - you must complete an Oasis Application Form for safeguarding purposes.   

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.  

Oasis is committed to making a difference to the lives of the communities it works in, and as such you must show a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the values and behaviours, which flow from the Oasis ethos. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks.

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