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Job Title

Marketing & Communications Officer – Alec Reed Academy

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Job type

Administration, Professional and support roles, School business management & finance

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Salary package

£21,000 - £25,000 pa inclusive

Job description

Sponsorship for further professional qualification. Option to work term-time or all year round.

The Alec Reed Academy is an Ofsted ‘Good’ school and an exciting place to work. In July 2018 it received praise from Ofsted who described it as ‘at the heart of its community, an inclusive school with leadership providing excellent role models and maintaining the good quality of education since the last inspection in 2015’.

We are seeking a confident individual who has good attention to detail with a commitment to producing high-quality work who can build on the success of the current post holder in this stand-alone role. This is a great opportunity for someone who is educated to A-level standard or equivalent with good project and time management skills, and the ability to write, edit and proof-read. It is essential that applicants possess good photographic skills for social media/newsletters, and strong communication skills. Excellent desk-top publishing skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office suite is a must with the ability to prioritise and work to tight and conflicting deadlines. A degree in a relevant field would be desirable as would experience in a DTP/graphic design role or graphic design processes.

This position will be of interest to those with a passion and talent for marketing and communications with the key focus of the role being to celebrate and promote all news and events at the Academy. You will be responsible for website management and content, our digital presence on social media, photographing the life of the Academy and working closely with teachers to produce curriculum brochures, newsletters, guidance documents and promotional material. You will also be responsible for developing our marketing strategy, working in close collaboration with an external agency.

The role is working Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm on either a term-time only (plus 2 weeks to be worked flexibly) or all year round working basis. Some evening work to cover events and evenings will be necessary. The position is to start in September ideally with a handover in late July with the current post holder.

As an Investor in People, the Academy offers excellent career and professional development. This role offers sponsorship for further qualification such as the Certificate in Marketing once the probationary period has been completed. The Academy offers employer’s pension contributions of over 17%, free on-site parking, free use of the gym, subsidised meals and family friendly policies including dependents entitlement.

Come and visit us for a personal tour if you like, or you could visit the ‘Quicklinks – Vacancies’ section of our website for more information and an application form: If you prefer to talk, our HR department would love to chat: 0208 8414511.

Closing date for completed applications:  Sunday 11th July 2021 at midnight

Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 12th July 2021.

We reserve the right to hold interviews prior to the closing date should we receive favourable applications.

ARA is committed to the protection and safety of our learners. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service prior to commencing the role.

Alec Reed Academy Bengarth Road Northolt Middlesex UB5 5LQ

Tel No : 02088414511

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