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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a creative and motivated individual with a minimum of 2 years working in marketing (or an admin role that included marketing responsibilities) to work for Woodlands Schools, which comprises two co-ed independent primary schools and day nurseries in Hutton and Great Warley, Brentwood, Essex.
The main focus of the role is to promote the schools and nurseries to current and prospective parents, the local community and the wider public to maintain and grow its profile, raise awareness and drive inquiries.In addition, the assistant will be required to provide administrative support to the Admissions department. The role is extremely varied and offers scope for 'on the job' training to develop existing skills and knowledge. You will work in a truly heart-warming environment as part of a small, friendly team.
Key duties and responsibilities:
Supporting the lead Marketing Consultant and reporting to the Registrar, the successful candidate will implement the company's marketing strategy, using relevant digital and social media channels to deliver high quality, targeted campaigns, complemented by more traditional advertising where necessary.
Help ensure the schools and nurseries communicate in a consistent, accurate and professional fashion across all channels.
Manage all social media channels, creating content and running campaigns
Maintain the schools' website and apply SEO best practices to improve our search engine ranking and online visibility
Design of all marketing materials in house using Photoshop, InDesign or similar programs
Write effective and engaging press releases and liaise with local media to raise awareness of the schools
Write appropriate copy for media advertisements; recruitment advertising; and all marketing & promotional material e.g. prospectuses
Assist with and promote all school events to include Open Morning; Prizegiving; Social Events etc. Act as school photographer at appropriate events -this will, on occasions, involves attending functions outside of the usual working hours (time given off in lieu)
Maintain school photo bank and manage permissions for photo usage
Assist with administration, data input and enquiries for the Admissions Dept.
Required skills and experience:
Proven experience of marketing preferably within education or a similar field
High level of digital and social media knowledge and practical skills including running campaigns
Proven experience using website CMSs to manage and maintain online content
Graphic design skills - use of Adobe Software and a creative flair
Good copywriting/proofing skills
Solid IT skills, use of Microsoft programmes including Word, Outlook and Excel, and working with data
Ability to prioritise, juggle multiple projects and work to tight deadlines.
Highly organised and happy to work autonomously
Strong people skills and communication skills
Accuracy and attention to detail
A Knowledge/awareness of branding, image and style
We are looking for someone with a minimum of 2 years proven marketing experience, preferably within the independent education sector. The ideal candidate will be fully conversant with current digital & social media technology and experienced in taking a hands-on role in delivering targeted, multi-channel campaigns. You must be enthusiastic and pro-active and possess graphic design experience, good copywriting skills and a creative flair.
We are a small, tight knit team and are looking for a team player to join us who has a cheerful, positive outlook and is never afraid to muck in. Ideally you will live in the local vicinity or have a good knowledge of the local area.
Working day and hours
Term time: 18 hours per week (34 weeks annually)
School Holidays: 10 hours per week (18 weeks annually)
£14.00 per hour
The position will be primarily based at Head Office, Hutton Manor, 428 Rayleigh Road however, the MAO will be expected to work across both schools as required.
Please apply with your original CV and a short covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org stating why you are suitable for the role, your current salary and your notice period/availability.We will be reviewing CVs upon receipt and due to the expected level of interest, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Interviews will take place on Thur 20th & Fri 21st Feb 2020. Thank you for your interest in our school.
Woodlands Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employees and the Disclosure and Barring service.
Information about the School
Woodlands Schools and Little Acorns Nurseries offer an exceptional learning experience for children aged 3 months – 11 years at our independent, inclusive schools and nurseries located in Brentwood, Essex.
Little Acorns Nurseries
Our nursery setting is a warm, calm, safe and stimulating environment in which children can grow and develop to their full potential by learning through play and guided play.
We believe that children respond to fun, laughter, happiness, sensitivity, nature and magic, and through their time with us, we see them grow into trusting, compassionate and confident individuals.
We make full use of the extensive school grounds and offer outside activities all year round. Children safely play within the large nursery garden as well as venturing to the school's gymnasium, nature trail and ponds for wildlife spotting and exploration.
Our aim is to ensure our children feel valued and challenged every day, as we inspire them to be the best version of their best selves.
We combine all that is traditionally best, together with progressive and forward- thinking ideas, to enable pupils to become socially responsible citizens and life-long learners.
The school seeks to foster curiosity, independence and a love of learning in a happy and safe environment, allowing pupils to achieve their full potential in personal, social, spiritual and academic development.