Marketing & Communications Assistant
Marketing and Communications Assistant – Full time position
Salary: £20-25K per annum
King’s Schools, Taunton is a thriving, co-educational, independent boarding and day school for children from 2 to 18 years. It comprises King’s Hall School which has approximately 300 children from 2 to 13 and King’s College which has approximately 460 pupils from 13 to 18. Located on two sites, both schools provide inspired teaching, superb facilities, and our nurturing of individual potential combine to create an environment in which young people achieve great things. This is an exciting opportunity to join at a key stage of development, following the ongoing success of the Admissions and Marketing department.
Reporting to the Director of Admissions and Marketing and Marketing Manager, the Marketing and Communications Assistant will work all year round and coordinate marketing activities to deliver the maximum number of enquiries to King’s Hall School and King’s College while maintaining the culture of both School communities.
He or she will combine a wide range of essential skills, including:
- Excellent interpersonal skills – ability to communicate confidently and effectively with a wide range of people
- Excellent written skills – must be able to demonstrate the ability to write and edit copy for different audiences (website articles, social media posts, press releases, newsletters, emails, letters)
- Experience of using digital media: website content management (CMS platforms) and social media content management
- To support the Marketing Manager with the production of a range of publications: editorial content and design
- Bring creativity and innovation, asking questions and generating ideas
- Demonstrable IT skills: Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Access); use of bespoke databases
- Strong attention to detail
- Self-motivated – ability to work autonomously; to multi-task and prioritise on a daily basis in a busy and dynamic environment
Desirable, but not essential skills are:
- Design skills – use of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat)
- Photography skills
- Copy writing and/or proofreading skills
- Knowledge of the independent education sector
- Sales and marketing experience
For an application pack, please contact the HR Dept on 01823 328105/328100 or email: CSweet@kings-taunton.co.uk
Closing date for applications: Monday 1 November 2021
Shortlisting: Friday 5 November 2021
Interviews will be held on Monday 8 or Tuesday 9 November 2021. Successful applicants should allow half a day for interview process.
King’s Hall School and King’s College are Woodard Schools. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the safe welfare of children and young people and except all staff to share this commitment. The above post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.