We are looking for an excellent communicator to lead our busy corporate communications team for six to nine months. The ideal candidate will have a passion for ending educational inequality, an eye for a strong story and will be able to motivate and challenge their team. The role requires someone with extensive experience in all elements of public relations; we want someone who is as comfortable talking to teachers and leaders in the classroom as they are working with journalists in the newsroom. We want someone who has a bulging contacts book in national and sector media and who can leverage those contacts to tell inspiring stories about educators making a difference. We want someone who understands the education sector, or who can learn it quickly. The ideal candidate will be skilled at switching between analysing broad sector trends and getting into the detail, respecting the rigour on which our programmes are based and still being able to take a helicopter view. Experience of stakeholder engagement is essential – our thriving partnerships are increasingly important to our work. We’ll need someone who can breathe new life into our relationships, spotting untapped areas for development and coming up with creative ways to engage our stakeholders. The incumbent will manage a small team of dedicated professionals who are early in their careers, eager to learn from the experience that this role can bring. The candidate will be skilled in coaching and line management, ready to give their colleagues the support they deserve to fulfil their potential. This is a maternity cover role, for a minimum of six and maximum of nine months. You’ll be ready to hit the ground running and make a big difference in a short space of time. This role is central to us achieving our mission – helping create an army of advocates for our organisation, so that we can help more and more teachers and school leaders to keep getting better.
We are happy to announce that we will be able to offer you:
Flexibility on how you work – agreed between you and your line manager
A competitive annual leave entitlement of 25 days, plus bank holidays
A generous employer pension contribution of 11% (10% pension plus 1% NI rebate)
Competitive salary rates
Access to an interest free season ticket and bike loans, as well as eyecare vouchers
An Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) which provides confidential support for employees on personal or work-related matters.
A robust learning and development offer that ensures your continuous professional development
How to apply
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We are committed to the safeguarding of children and the most vulnerable in our society and, as such, we are unable to employ individuals with relevant convictions, including the following: a conviction for an offence involving violence or dishonesty, of a sexual nature or against minors, or for any other offence that is relevant to the nature of the services provided by our organisation.
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