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Marketing, PR & Communications Officer

New College Durham Academies TrustDurham, County

New College Durham Academies Trust (NCDAT) is seeking to appoint an exceptional, highly aspirational individual with a strong track record of Marketing, PR and Communications to join us in this newly established role. 

The Trust currently comprises two large secondary Academies housed in state-of-the-art facilities located in Stanley and Consett (North West Durham), where everyone matters equally. We are keen to grow the Trust and this role will be integral in our expansion plans.  

Marketing, PR & Communications Officer - 37 hpw – Term Time Only + 2 weeks                      

Grade 5-6    £27,041 - £34,729 pa whole time equivalent (£24,878 - £31,951 reflects actual salary)

Starting salary negotiable, dependent upon qualifications and experience

We are seeking to appoint a creative, dynamic marketing professional to lead NCDAT’s marketing strategy at an important point in the Trust’s growth. This role is responsible for devising, developing and delivering the Trust’s marketing strategy aimed to grow recruitment and brand awareness. 

The ideal candidate will be expected to play an active, hands on role in the implementation of the strategy and will be comfortable working at strategic and operational levels.

Using marketing intelligence, you will provide expert advice and guidance to senior leaders across the Trust on developing their individual brands and provide strategies to: -

• increase student numbers where required

• attract and retain high quality staff

• ensure effective communications both internal and external (including social media)

• improve the Academies/Trust’s profile in the Community

• develop and promote NCDAT as a brand as its own identity

You will devise and implement quarterly plans, track their effectiveness and report on key performance indicators.  The role will involve working closely with the Trust’s recently appointed CEO as well as Senior Leadership Teams in our academies, admissions and teachers to ensure that the Trust’s key messages are communicated as broadly as possible.

The appointment is term time only plus two weeks in August. Hours of work will be discussed with the successful candidate but flexibility in hours will be required on occasion to meet the demands of the post, in particular to support evening and weekend events.

To arrange an informal and confidential conversation / or meeting about this post with the Chief Operating Officer for our Trust, Mr Andy Collishaw, please email   to arrange a mutually convenient time

Interested?  Candidate information packs are available on TES or via  Please submit your completed application via email to   CVs will not be accepted. 

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