Communications and Events Coordinator - AMCIS

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Communications and Events Coordinator

Cognita is an extraordinary group of diverse yet connected schools, spanning sixteen different countries. We share one common purpose: to create an inspiring world of education that builds self-belief and empowers individuals to succeed. With over 100 schools in Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America and Asia, we employ 15,000 teaching and support staff in the care and education of more than 75,000 students.

We have an exciting position for a Communications and Events Coordinator to join Cumnor House School, reporting into the School Admissions Manager, playing an integral role in the brand management of the school.

The Communications and Events Coordinator will develop the school’s communications and will implement the organic marketing strategy whilst simultaneously driving forward a dynamic social media and events presence to showcase the school. They will contribute towards all aspects of marketing at the school and will ensure all content aligns with the school’s brand values, ensuring collateral is compliant with the brand guidelines. The role will require attendance and operational input into key school events such as open days.

The role will support the wider marketing strategy as set out by the Marketing Manager which should ensure the school is represented, in all mediums, in line with an agreed strategic positioning and clear ethos to ensure the maximum number of enquiries and leads are provided to the admissions teams and drive the highest retention of existing students. The role will also be responsible for creating ‘special moments’ that exceed customers’ expectations – that delight and surprise – through communication and in-person events.
Please note this role is based within Cumnor House School in both Purley and South Croydon.

Key Responsibilities will include, (but not limited to):
To assist in the design of communication and promotional material
To manage the school’s social media presence
To create social media posts and editorial content
To create conversion communications and email campaigns for all stakeholders within the pipeline and school community
To manage the school newsletter
To manage the communications and content scheduling within Cognita Connect
To oversee stock of printed publications and merchandise
To assist in the organisation and management of internal and external events that promote the school to prospective and existing parents such as open days
To assist capturing photography and video of internal events that can be used in comms/social media
To assist with tours for prospective families in the absence of the Admissions Manager

The ideal candidate will have great interpersonal skills, enjoys interacting with others and partnering with the wider team. Enjoys and is energised by interacting with others
You will be a self-starter who can operate with autonomy and learns quickly. Excellent written and communication skills with the ability to make an emotional connection through communication.

The ideal candidate will have:
Ability to work well within a team
Great organisational and administrative skills
Ability to remain calm under pressure with an organised approach to tasks, with attention to detail.
Dedication to creating ‘special moments’ that exceed customer’s expectations, that delight and surprise
A keen eye for detail and an interest in brand guardianship
App skills: Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook skills. Skill in design and/or communication software a benefit (such as InDesign, Photoshop and Canva)
Experience of managing communication campaigns
Experience of managing large complex events
Experience in Marketing and/or Brand Management
Previous experience of working in a complex, busy, service-driven culture: ideally a school but this isn’t a must-have
Experience in use of technology apps, especially social media

Benefits Package
At Cognita we offer a Competitive Salary with some other benefits:
Contributory Pension Scheme

Professional development
School fee discount
25 days Holiday plus Bank Holidays

How to Apply
To be considered for this role please email your CV to

Diversity and Inclusion
We believe having a diverse workforce makes us better, smarter and happier and so welcome applicants from all backgrounds, genders, and races. We have an unwavering commitment to being fair, inclusive and equitable in our recruitment process.

Safeguarding Responsibilities
To comply with safeguarding policies, procedures and code of conduct
To demonstrate a personal commitment to safeguarding & student/colleague wellbeing
To ensure that safeguarding concerns or incidents are reported appropriately in line with policy
To engage in safeguarding training when required

Cognita Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

Job Type: Full-time
Schedule: Monday to Friday

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