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Public Affairs and Communications Officer

Contract: Permanent, Full time with consideration given to suitable candidates wishing to work part time

Location: Office based (Market Harborough) or home based with access to Market Harborough and travel across the UK

Salary: c.£27,000 depending on the skills and experience of the appointed candidate

Closing date: 1700 Friday 26th May

HMC – The Heads’ Conference – is a professional association of heads of the world’s leading independent schools.
This is a newly created post the main purpose of which is to provide specialist support and carry out tasks to further HMC’s political objectives and communications strategy.
The role is designed to support the Director of Communications on public affairs work in the run up to and after the General Election (assumed to be held in 2024). The post-holder will be a member of the HMC communications team. As such, in addition to fulfilling role-specific responsibilities, the postholder will be expected to support the delivery of the wider work of the team. This includes supporting HMC committees, managing ad hoc projects and, crucially, securing a successful transition to the new CRM system recently commissioned by HMC.

Your key responsibilities will include;
• Delivering key aspects of HMC’s public affairs strategy either by supporting members to engage with stakeholders, or by engaging directly.
• Tracking and recording all political engagement by HMC and its members. Providing regular updates on progress against objectives to senior colleagues in both verbal and written forms.
• Monitoring political/media events and advising colleagues on implications for HMC and the independent sector.
• Making suggestions for proactive and reactive actions following political/media events.
• Building relationships with HMC members and their staff.
• Supporting HMC schools through various means to ensure they can engage with their local stakeholders.
• Developing and updating stakeholder tracking documents.
The right candidate must have/be:
• Educated to degree level or equivalent in communications, marketing, digital marketing/communications or a related subject.
• Experience of running a long-term campaign, managing various stakeholders and tracking engagement.
• Experience of working in a public affairs/government relations role.
• Experience of managing multiple competing workload priorities/activities simultaneously and ensuring that tight deadlines are met.

For a more detailed job description and person specification, and to download an application form, please see our website. To apply, please submit your CV and a completed application form including a statement of your suitability for the post, to before the closing date.

If you wish to discuss the post, informally, please speak to Chris Fairbank, Director of Communications , who can be contacted by email for an appointment at

Closing date: 1700 Friday 26th May

Interviews: Stage 1 interviews will take place virtually between 9.30 am and 5.00 pm in the week commencing 12th June 2023. Candidates who are successful at stage 1 will progress to a second stage interview, also held virtually during week commencing 19th June. There is likely to be a short written task for those progressing to the second round.

The start date for the post can be flexible, although we would appreciate early availability.

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Marketing & Communications Officer (Maternity Cover)

One year contract: May 2021 start

Part time – 25 hours per week

Claremont School is a happy, successful and forward-thinking independent school offering a unique learning environment for children aged 3 months to 18 years.  Judged by Ofsted as ‘Outstanding’ in all areas in March 2019 for a third successive time, Claremont is a thriving school with a unique atmosphere, welcoming students from all walks of life. The Senior School at Bodiam, now in its 10th year since it was founded, reports consistent rises in A level performance and has a growing reputation as a centre of excellence for the Creative and Performing Arts; and as we look ahead to Centenary celebrations at the Prep School and multi-phase site development plans at the St Leonards-on-Sea site, to include the unveiling of a fabulous new Nursery and Pre-Prep building in Spring 2021, we have come a long way and have much to look forward to.

We are now seeking a confident and motivated Marketing and Communications Officer to help us continue to tell our remarkable school story to a variety of internal and external stakeholders. Reporting to the Head of Marketing and Communications,  the successful candidate will have a passion and talent for marketing using digital channels and social media platforms, have outstanding copywriting and editing skills, a nose for a story and a keen eye for detail. They will have excellent interpersonal and time management skills, be able to prioritise and work to tight deadlines and be confident in working autonomously, and as part of a small but ambitious team.  Experience of working with content management systems and customer relationship marketing would be an advantage, and whilst some experience of working in an educational environment would be desirable, it is more important that the successful candidate can demonstrate the required attributes, skills and experience, as they will need to be able to hit the ground running.

Salary: Competitive and dependent on experience

Hours: Flexible, term-time only (approximately 25 hours per week)

If you are interested in applying, please download an application form from our website and email your completed form and covering letter to and for the attention of:

Anna Kerman,

Head of Marketing & Communications, Claremont School, Bodiam, East Sussex TN32 5UJ

Telephone 01580 830396 / 01424 751555

Deadline for applications:  29th March 2021

This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years employment history.

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Communications Officer

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic communicator to join our team and create, develop and share our stories with our stakeholders. You will support the External Relations team in raising the profile and visibility of the school and contribute to the school’s strategy.

You will be the driver for creating innovative content across the whole school and take the lead on marketing and communication campaigns.

The successful candidate will have an eye for a story and a sound understanding of conventions and purposes of specific marketing processes and methods.

If this sounds like you, we would really like to hear from you.

Monkton Combe School is 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 employers and Disclosure and Barring Service.

How to apply
Closing date 9th November

Interviews week commencing 9th or 16th November 2020

You should submit your application form and letter of application by clicking on the ‘Application Page’ button at the bottom of Monkton Combe School’s web page. Alternatively you should write to us, including a completed application form, to the HR department ( with details of your qualifications and experience.

For more information please contact the HR department on 01225 721149

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Communications Officer

(8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, all year round)

The Communications Officer is responsible for assisting in the implementation of the School’s marketing strategies, marketing communications and public relations activities, both internal and external. This is a diverse role with opportunities to deliver a range of marketing and communications activities.

The successful candidate will possess marketing experience, and excellent communication and IT skills.

The salary range for this role is between £21,821pa and £26,187pa (at September 2020 rates)

Closing Date: Midday, Thursday 2 July 2020
Interview Date: Monday 6 July 2020

For further details & an application form please visit our website:

Alternatively, please contact a member of the HR Department on 01245 467 588

New Hall is committed to safeguarding pupils. There will be an enhanced DBS check prior to appointment.