PR and Communications Officer, Portsmouth

Highbury CollegePortsmouth
Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Up to £22,482 per annum
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

PR and Communications Officer 

Location: Based at Highbury Campus

An exciting full-time opportunity has arisen for an experienced PR and Communications Officer. The PR & Communications Officer will join our dynamic and creative Marketing and Communications team to provide effective and responsive PR and communications to support the College’s strategic priorities. We are looking to recruit individuals who share our passion for innovation, creativity and social impact and who will play a key role as we realise our 2020 Vision. 

Suitable candidates will meet the following criteria:

· Degree in a relevant area, NCTJ diploma or equivalent

· Demonstrable experience working as a press officer or within PR

· Experience using basic image resizing software (Photoshop desirable)

· Good photography skills and confidence when using a camera

· Experience updating web content using a CMS

· Training in media awareness and/or media interaction

Highbury College offers extensive support to new staff including: 

- Regular support and coaching throughout your first year 

- A Mentor who will help you settle in to the College 

- A thorough Induction programme 

- Access to Learning and Development including a Free Course Voucher 

- Support from the College to focus on CPD 

What we can offer you: 

- A fantastic benefits package including a world-class, competitive pension scheme where the College contributes around 19% 

- 40 days annual leave per annum (plus Bank Holidays) 

- A canteen, hair and beauty salon and nursery 

- A sports centre with a 50% discount for staff 

- Employee Assistance Programme 

- Childcare voucher scheme and access to an online discount website 

The working environment: 

- You will be working within a friendly and professional team who are specialist experts 

- You will be working for a Grade 1 outstanding College which has over 50 years of teaching and learning experience 

So if you think you have the technical skills and experience we look forward to receiving your application. Further information about this role can be found in the Job Description.    

Closing date: 21 January 2018 

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