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Marketing & Communications Officer

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the executive team at John Lyon School.  We are seeking a Marketing & Communications Officer on a permanent basis to provide a high-quality service to the Director of Marketing and Communications and the School. This is an exciting time to join the School, as we have recently merged with Quainton Hall prep school and have become co-educational this academic year.

Working closely with the Director of Marketing and Communications, this role will help promote the School to a variety of stakeholders, both internal and external, including prospective and current parents and pupils, alumni, governors, staff, local residents and local organisations. The object of the role is to assist with all aspects of marketing, focusing on developing digital marketing to include the website, social media channels, digital advertising, public relations and other media.

The successful candidate will have outstanding communication skills, with the confidence to deal with a wide range of people. They will have excellent IT skills and be capable of prioritising their workload to deliver the highest quality products against challenging deadlines, whilst remaining calm and approachable under pressure.

For the right candidate, there may be some flexibility over whether this role is carried out on a year-round or ‘term-time only plus’ basis, as well as around the weekly working hours.  Nevertheless, we will also require a flexible approach to working hours from the post holder (for example in support of School events outside of normal School hours), and there may also be a requirement to occasionally undertake work at the prep school site.

Salary: £27,000 – £32,000 p.a. depending on skills and experience, and annual working pattern

Hours: 40 hours per week, 36 weeks p.a. (term time plus 2 weeks) to year-round

The School’s benefits include:

  • Complimentary lunch during term-time
  • Fees remission for children of staff
  • Use of the School’s Sports Centre (including swimming pool) at designated times
  • Discount membership to Harrow School’s Golf Club
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Commitment to professional development

For further information and to apply please refer to the job description, person specification and application forms at the bottom of the page.


Completed applications should be returned to [email protected]

Please be aware that CVs alone will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications: 12:00pm on Monday 24th January 2022.

Applications will be assessed in order of receipt and interviews may occur at any stage after applications are received. Please apply as soon as possible.


The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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