Marketing & PR Assistant
Marketing & PR Assistant Barnstaple, Devon Since the 1800s, West Buckland School has been a leader in education in North Devon. We have created opportunities for boys and girls to fulfil their academic potential and grow and develop as young people. Applications are invited for the position of Marketing & PR Assistant. This post is available following promotion of the previous incumbent, with an immediate start subject to selection process and safeguarding clearances. The Marketing & PR Assistant is a key member of the school’s Marketing Team and at the heart of the school’s strategic marketing and admissions operations across the Prep, Senior School and Sixth Form. The post holder will be line managed by the Marketing Manager and work across all areas of marketing, digital marketing, PR and events. We seek to appoint an exceptional individual who is experienced, creative and passionate and who can provide an efficient delivery of services to build on West Buckland’s current success. Whilst a sound understanding of marketing principles and best practice are a requirement, excellent written and verbal communication skills, together with a ‘can do’ attitude and a willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team, and on his/her own initiative, are essential. An empathetic and knowledgeable consideration of the different target audiences and the dynamics of the independent school market place are very important as well as an understanding of the principles of the West Buckland environment. He/she will be very much hands-on and will have the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse groups of people, including staff, parents, pupils, prospective parents and feeder schools, and to get the best out of them. The Benefits: - Competitive salary - Pension and employee assistance programme - Free parking and meals provided at lunchtime - Exceptional facilities, including our fitness suite and staff swimming sessions - Engaging role with clear progression opportunities - Contribute to the success of a leading school - Amazing location set in 100 acres on the edge of Exmoor Founded in 1858, West Buckland School has a rich history and we have grown significantly in recent years. We have continually invested in our school to provide pupils with the best possible facilities, including an excellent sports complex and an award-winning building which is home to our Art and Design & Technology Departments and our theatre. This is a fantastic opportunity to help shape the brand and voice of one of North Devon’s leading independent schools. You will have the chance to bring your ideas to the table, make a positive impact and play a key role in our ongoing growth. Your Role: As a Marketing & PR Assistant, you will work at the heart of our strategic marketing and admissions operations across our Prep, Senior School and Sixth Form. Reporting to the Marketing Manager, you will: - Manage the school’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages - Write press releases and news stories for the website - Assist with the creation of marketing collateral - Ensure that key marketing ‘touch points’ around the school campus are relevant, eye-catching and informative - Assist with the creation of display materials for open days and events - Perform a range of administrative tasks About You: To join us as a Marketing & PR Assistant, you will need: - Social media experience - Excellent proofreading skills and a great eye for detail - A high level of IT literacy - Strong administration skills - A highly organised approach and the ability to stay calm under pressure We’re eager to hear from individuals with experience as a Social Media Officer, Social Media Executive, Marketing Executive, Marketing Communications Executive, Communications Executive, Marcoms Officer or Digital Marketing Executive. West Buckland School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service. The post is defined as being within the scope of Regulated Activity. So, if you are seeking your next challenge as a Marketing & PR Assistant, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.