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Social Media Manager

Brighton College is seeking to appoint a Social Media Manager (term-time only), to start in January 2023, working in our Marketing department.

Purpose of the Role:
We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic individual to join our dynamic Marketing Team. This is a term-time only position and the successful candidate will be responsible for delivering our Social Media Strategy for the whole School, from Nursery to Sixth Form.

Role Specification:
• Delivering the Brighton College Media Strategy
• Creating a Social Media Marketing Plan
• Managing all social media channels across the entire school: Nursery, Pre-prep, Prep and Senior
• Creating content to ensure that all channels remain lively and engaging throughout the year
• Ensuring key marketing messages for the School are delivered
• Delivering paid-for social media campaigns
• Keeping abreast with the latest social media trends and making recommendations on how the School can use each channel most effectively
• Taking photos at events, of daily school life and ensuring these are stored correctly on our photo management systems
• Ensuring professional photographs are used effectively on social media
• Liaising with the marketing teams in each part of the school to share relevant content for the newsletters and school magazines
• Working with staff to encourage them to create and share content
• Keeping a close eye on comments, likes and shares
• Reporting on the success of the social media channels over time

Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week, working 08:30 – 17:00 Monday to Friday inclusive , with one-hour unpaid lunch break. There is the expectation that occasional weekend or evening work will be required.

Candidates should submit an online application by midday on 18 November 2022.

To apply for this position please submit an online application through our application portal.

For more information please see the job profile document.

 

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AV and Digital Media Coordinator

We are searching for an enthusiastic and skilled AV and Digital Media Coordinator to play a central role in the production of audio/visual content for publicity, in order to demonstrate the excellence of the provision at St Helen and St Katharine. With an increased importance of high-quality digital presence, the post holder will produce imaginative video/digital content and visual assets for publishing across the School’s digital platforms; create podcasts; and act as in-house school videographer/photographer. The role also supports academic departments with some specialist teaching/student advisory.

We are looking for an individual who is creative, driven and proactive with strong interpersonal and communication skills, and with a passion for communications and marketing.

We are looking for the successful candidate to start work as soon as possible.  This is a permanent full-time post however for the right candidate we are willing to consider a term-time plus work pattern or part-time hours.

All staff share the responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of the students, in accordance with the School’s safeguarding policies.

For full job details and an application form, please visit our website at:

www.shsk.org.uk >The School >Working at St Helen’s.

Closing date: Tuesday 15 November 2022 at 9.00am

Interviews: Week commencing 21 November 2022

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Head of Media and Communications

Head of Media and Communications

Full time position (Hybrid/Flexible home/office based)

 Background:

The Independent Schools Council (ISC) is the umbrella body representing nearly 1,400 independent schools educating more than 540,000 children. ISC schools include the famous name boarding schools, though most ISC schools are small day schools which are not widely known beyond their local communities. The great majority of children in UK independent schools are in ISC schools: the ISC therefore speaks for the sector as a whole. It is strictly independent of all political parties and acts in the interests of all children.

The communications team:

The ISC communications team is made up of the Head of Media and Communications, the Communications Officer and the Assistant Communications Officer. The team is responsible for the organisation’s external and internal communications, including press engagement, publications, social media, and communicating with member schools. It is tasked with building, developing and maintaining strong relationships with key stakeholders and members of the media, as part of the ISC’s efforts to promote and protect the sector.

Reporting line:

CEO

Job description and person specification:

 As Head of Media and Communications, the applicant will be in charge of managing the communications team, raising the profile of ISC schools and the independent sector and working with colleagues within the ISC, our member associations and schools, to promote the sector and respond to media issues as required. This multi-skilled role calls for a self-starter with a proven track record in a press office or journalistic environment, with strong written and verbal communication skills. You will bring a first-rate news sense, planning and organisation, and strategic thinking to the role as well as being able to prioritise work to changing deadlines.

The post holder will support the implementation of an ambitious strategy, delivering high impact media coverage across a range of print, broadcast and new media channels in order to strengthen the independent sector’s public profile. You will be dealing directly with journalists, preparing releases and reactive statements and managing the ISC’s Communications Officer and Assistant Communications Officer. You will be able to coordinate and liaise across seven member associations and their communications teams to identify sector priorities and objectives. A positive attitude and good people skills are essential. Potential candidates will also be able to demonstrate a keen interest in the education sector.

Specific responsibilities:

  •  Manage all press liaison and lead the communications agenda for the ISC, working in collaboration with its associations and member schools, advising senior staff and stakeholders on ISC’s communications strategy and coverage
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of the sector’s communications strategy, working closely with colleagues in member associations
  • Respond effectively to changing media and news agendas, and identify   opportunities to offer commentary on issues and place features
  • Follow the daily news agenda, arrange interviews, respond with statements, letters or expert commentary, where appropriate, often under tight deadlines
  • Develop and maintain an active network of relationships with key journalists and editors of relevant news outlets, including print, broadcast and online channels
  • Manage the ISC’s Communications Officer and Assistant Communications Officer and develop and maintain relationships across the associations’ communications teams
  • Coordinate communications around the launch of the annual Celebrating Partnerships report; the publication of the ISC Annual Census; exam results (August of each year); and other projects as required
  • Develop swift responses to breaking news agendas, using all available channels (e.g. letters to editors, issuing reactive statements, blogs, and social media posts)
  • Cultivate and manage relationships with high profile figures and organisations relevant to the organisation’s overall strategy and positioning
  • Write articles and copy relating to key media priorities for placement in external news, magazines or websites
  • Brief ISC spokespeople when they are preparing for media interviews, drafting copy, briefing documents and responses on their behalf
  • Supervise the compilation and editorial line of the ISC Daily News Summary as required
  • Sit on the ISC’s senior management team and chair the ISC Communications Working Group – coordinating regularly with the member associations’ communications teams
  • 24/7 responsibility for ISC’s press mobile and out-of-hours enquiries
  • Provide guidance to schools facing a sudden media crisis and offering media advice to schools as required
  • Monitor and analyse ISC press coverage, campaign effectiveness and any coverage relevant to ISC’s interests
  • Support and manage company publications as required
  • Other ad hoc duties as required.

How to apply: applicants should send a CV and cover letter to recruitment@isc.co.uk

 

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AV and Digital Media coordinator

The AV and Digital Media Coordinator plays a central role in the production of audio/visual content for publicity. With an increased importance of high-quality digital presence, the post holder will produce video content for publishing across the School’s digital platforms, create podcasts and act as in-house school photographer. The role also supports academic departments with some specialist teaching/student advisory.
We are looking for the successful candidate to start work as soon as possible.
The AV and Digital Media Coordinator will be part of St Helen and St Katharine’s high-performing Communications team whose remit comprises internal and external communications/marketing, admissions, alumnae services, fundraising and the school archive.

Please see our website for the candidate pack and application form: https://www.shsk.org.uk/information/recruitment.aspx

The process
These job details should be read in conjunction with our Safeguarding policies, available within the Working at St Helen’s section of our website. Please then complete an application form (available within the Working at St Helen’s section of our website).
The completed and signed application form, along with a brief supporting letter, addressed to Mrs Rebecca Dougall, Headmistress, should be submitted via email
(recruitment@shsk.org.uk) in the first instance.

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Communications & Media Manager

Permanent, Full-time

Ref: CLSG204

 About us

City of London School for Girls (CLSG) is an independent day school for pupils aged 7-18 situated in the heart of the Barbican. Opened in 1894, the school provides an outstanding education for able students from all backgrounds, cultures and faiths. We capitalise on our location to attract students from all over Greater London and beyond, and give them access to every learning opportunity our capital has to offer.

The role

We are looking for a communications and media manager to join us to oversee all aspects of communications within the school.  This exciting role includes website management, the production of newsletters and publications, promotional material, and advertising.  He or she will have strong interpersonal, organisational, communication, marketing and IT skills and a creative flair.  Experience of InDesign is an advantage.

About our benefits

At CLSG, we believe that staff learning is as important as pupil learning. So we’re thoroughly committed to supporting the professional development of all our staff. You can also benefit from annual season ticket loans, cycle loans, shopping discounts and reductions on ticket prices at the Barbican. The school also offers a free and confidential employee assistance helpline for anyone who needs support.

Additional information

This is a 37 hour a week, all year round employee.

Closing date: 12 noon on 25 February 2022.

 To apply please click on the Apply Button

Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting reference CLSG204. A minicom service for the hearing impaired available on 020 7332 3732.

CLSG is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and as part of the selection process applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service check.

The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.