Communications Manager - AMCIS

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Communications Manager

Founded in 1863, St Edward’s is an independent, co-educational boarding and day school for pupils aged 13 to 18 (Year 9 to Year 13). The school is forward-looking and progressive, one of the few UK schools to offer both A Level and the IB Diploma in the Sixth Form. Our deliberate emphasis on selecting young people broadly and inclusively on their attitude and their ambition rather than narrowly and exclusively on test results makes for a community rich, diverse and rewarding in its interests and enthusiasms.

St Edward’s is seeking two Communications Managers who will work across all media on local and national marketing initiatives to build the reputation of the school. One Communications Manager will take specific responsibility for producing the weekly E-Newsletter and one will take responsibility for managing the school website.

Alongside these core functions, both postholders will have further responsibility for:

  • Producing digital and print materials, including prospectuses, brochures, magazines, guides, videos and podcasts
  • Managing social media platforms
  • Overseeing photographers and videographers
  • Digital and print advertising
  • Event management

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role supporting the development of creative, high-quality marketing and communications that will increase awareness of St Edward’s.

It is a fast-paced working environment, with social and other media often requiring immediate broadcast or publication, therefore accuracy and close attention to detail are vital. The ideal candidates will need extensive knowledge and understanding of marketing strategies and tactics with experience of working in a similar marketing or communications role. A watertight grasp of grammar and excellent written English and the ability to juggle a number of projects with conflicting deadlines are equally important.

In return, St Edward’s can offer a variety of benefits, including:

  • Free meals
  • Free Nuffield Health gym membership
  • Free car parking
  • Defined contribution pension scheme for support staff with staff contributing 5% and the employer contributing 8%
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee assistance programme

A full job description and a message from the Warden (Head) about working at St Edward’s is available at

The closing date for applications is 22nd November.

St Edward’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we aim to create and maintain a safe environment for our pupils, where they feel respected and supported. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to become familiar with our policies and procedures for child protection and security.  All staff are required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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