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Communications Officer

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Stubbin Wood School & Nursery, Shirebrook
Salary details
Grade 8 FTE £23,657 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week
Closing Date
31 August 2022
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TEAM Education Trust is a small, newly formed Multi-Academy Trust. We have high expectations and aspirations for our children. All our staff aim to give every child an exceptional education providing support, care and enrichment as soon as they join us. We strive to offer opportunities to enjoy learning and prepare pupils for future academic success and happy lives.

The successful candidate will have the ability to:

  • Excellent personal self-management skills to facilitate the effective management of multiple tasks with short to longer term deadline
  • Commitment to ensure that all tasks are completed to high standards and to the time agreed • Self-confidence and maturity to manage potentially challenging situations to achieve a positive and/or appropriate outcome for all.
  • High personal standards in terms of personal presentation, attitude to work and selfmanagement to ensure that workloads are carefully managed.
  • High personal integrity and able to manage confidential, sensitive information appropriately.

This role covers all communications and marketing services for TEAM Education Trust. The role is a wide-reaching position that will cover the communication of sensitive information relating to both children and staff as well as the commonplace expectations of a communications and marketing role.

The post holder will ensure that all communications (including newsletters, letters from teaching and support staff and social media) are at a high standard of grammar and presented in line with the Trust branding guidelines.

The post holder will have an eye for detail and design to ensure that all materials are presented to the highest standard and to promote a culture of excellence within all Trust schools.

 Publications & Media

  • Management of Twitter/social media accounts to celebrate success/share general information
  • To utilise social media to promote the Trust • To identify ‘good news’ stories across the Trust and Trust schools
  • Format and send TEAMtalk publications • Sharing news items with local media (all Trust schools) • Ensuring that all documents are GDPR and Copyright compliant in all publications
  • To update, format and maintain the Staff Handbook and Principals briefing
  • To work alongside the CEO’s Executive PA to ensure that the Principals’ Handbook and Governors Handbook documentation are updated and communicated. Website
  • To proactively manage the Trust website to ensure that it provides the facility of being an online prospectus and a parent/carer resource
  • Ensuring the website is updated regularly and presents the Trust in the highest standard
  • To ensure that Policies and Statutory documents are uploaded to the website to ensure compliance with Statutory expectations. Branding, Design & Print
  • Design and development of Trust documentation to ensure that the Trust Branding guidelines expectations are fully met.
  • To promote the use of the Branding Guidelines across the Trust settings and to support individuals to feel confident in the use of TEAM branding.
  • Support the preparation Trust promotional activities – PowerPoint, promotional materials etc to support the Trust Growth Plan
  • To support Trust schools with developing materials in line with the Trust Brand.
  • Trust signage & branding – liaison with signage providers to ensure all Trust Schools have a consistent brand; supporting new member schools with the implementation of branding guidelines.
  • Support for developing display across corridors and in public areas.
  • Procurement of cost-effective promotional materials and print media.
  • To support with message management. Parent Communications
  • Research, implementation and monitoring of school parent communications apps – i.e., Show my Homework, Class Dojo, or similar
  • Overview of correspondence sent home to ensure accuracy and professional presentation
  • Supporting with the preparation of documents for transition and admissions
  • Development of promotional materials School and Trust events administration
  • Organise refreshments and assist with any other preparations such as signage, furniture etc.
  • Produce performance programmes and promotional materials for events
  • Supporting campaigns for learning, school events and competitions to encourage parent and community participation Photography/Video
  • Assist with the coordination of inhouse photography o Maintain and add to an image archive Photography of school campaigns such as Gold Star Awards, CEO Challenges Electronic Communications & File Management
  • Supporting the production of briefing/learning resources.
  • Ensuring that electronic filing storage systems are logical and intuitive. General Expectations:
  • GOVERNANCE: Comply with the Equal Opportunities Policy.
  • INSET: Attend and participate in Trust based INSET as required by the Executive Principal and such training as may be appropriate for the effective fulfilment of the post.
  • Presentation: Supporting the development of high quality displays and excellent presentation of Trust schools
  • Safeguarding: Commitment to the protection and safeguarding of young people. Values and respects the views and needs of young people. Working to the Statutory guidance set out in the Keeping Children Safe in Education Act and the Trust’s Child Protection Policy.
  • British Values: Demonstrating a commitment to fundamental British values and an awareness of how these can be promoted in direct work with children.
  • GDPR: Ensuring that all responsibilities of the Trust towards GDPR are closely monitored and that any breaches in GDPR are reported appropriately
  • Continuing Professional Development: Taking personal responsibility for ensuring you have up to date knowledge of relevant legislation and guidance in relation to working with and the protection of young people.
  • Health & Safety: To work within all Health and Safety requirements and, specifically the Keeping Safe at Work Act. This requires that the post holder takes reasonable care of him or herself and other persons who may be affected by his or her acts or omissions at work.
  • To support the Trust with any reasonable requests to assist colleagues at periods of high workload. The role requires flexibility and adaptability at all times.
  • HOLIDAY PERIODS: Through the holiday periods, the post holder will be required to work on site and to support the Administrative Cover Rota

Workplace Benefits:

  • Developmental opportunities
  • Generous annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Flexible approach to working
  • Occupational Health Service/VDU Eye Tests
  • Employee Assistance Scheme
  • Positive Workload and Wellbeing Programme 

Please read the Person Specification and Job Description and, if you have the skills we’re looking for we will be delighted to hear from you.  If you require any further information or would like an informal conversation regarding this role please contact recruitment@stubbinwood.teameducation.org

Please send your application using the Trust’s application form to recruitment@stubbinwood.teameducation.org    

Please do not apply using the Derbyshire County Council website.

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.