Communications & PR Team Leader - Full-time

Thinking Schools Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F40-6-S
  • Posted:22/06/2020
  • Pay:TSAT pay scale grade E- £25,577 - £28,786
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:06/07/2020 at 13:00
  • Interviews:16 July - TBC


Location : This position will be based in Medway at the Trust Central offices at New Horizons Children’s Academy.

Closing Date: Monday 6th July 2020

Interview Date : TBC –Potentially Thursday 16th  July 2020


This is an exciting opportunity to assist the Head of Marketing to manage our communications & PR strategy. Supported by the Marketing Team this role will oversee creation and management of content on our websites & social media

Working closely with the CEO you will be responsible for raising the profile of both the CEO and the Trust brand. You will work closely with the CEO to actively promote the vision and values of the organisation and ensure his work is communicated effectively. In addition, you will support in the production of confidential board papers. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to join us at an exciting time for our Central and Marketing team as we continue to grow our Thinking Creative brand and work with both our schools but also other local schools and businesses


What you will need to succeed:

(please see the Job Description and person specification for full details)

  • Be confident, approachable and organised
  • Work closely with the CEO to actively promote the Trust Vision and Values
  • Act as a liaison between the Marketing Department and the Exec team. 
  • Provide confidential support to the CEO that will include the production of presentations, reports and letters
  • Ability to deliver clear communication plans in line with the Trust annual calendar
  • Manage social media accounts. Ensure that these are regularly updated to communicate key messages and share relevant and interesting content whilst still
  • Be able to source content to include within the regular newsletters and engage stakeholders to create engaging content 
  • Write  content for our websites ensuring that the content is relevant and up to date. 
  • The ability to occasionally travel to Portsmouth


What you will get from The Thinking Schools Academy Trust:

  • The opportunity to join a growing organisation during an extremely exciting time, with the opportunity for progression as the Trust grows in size
  • Membership to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • The successful applicant will also have access to the local government pension scheme and an annual leave entitlement of 26 days, increasing to 30 after 5 years of service.
  • A competitive salary
  • A fun, hardworking and welcoming team who enjoy supporting each other
  • Vast support network from senior leaders within the school and our Trust
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas


If you have any questions about the role, the application process or if you want an informal conversation regarding the position please contact recruitment@tsatrust.org.uk or call 03336 02050.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Information about the trust

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a successful family of schools that work together to improve the life chances of all its children and young people. Our Trust currently consists of 17 schools, 12 primary and 5 Secondary, based across the Portsmouth, Deal and Medway areas. The Trust was nominated for the TES Employer of the Year award in 2018, and is in the top 10 Multi-Academy Trusts in the country for GCSE performance.

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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.