Communications Business Partner

Recruiter
Milton Keynes College
Location
Milton Keynes, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
21 Aug 2019
Closes
31 Aug 2019
Ref
1239644808
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you an Internal Communications professional looking to take the next step in your career? Milton Keynes College are looking for a well-rounded communicator with a passion for storytelling to drive a number of our key stakeholder campaigns.

Reporting in to our Communications Manager, you will support to drive forward both internal and external communications, sharing good news stories and supporting events, building an internal community across both our campuses and prisons nationally.

The successful applicant will have exceptional copy-writing skills and demonstrate experience of creating microsites & e-zines, the use of content management systems (CMS), and email marketing tools. This role also encompasses responsibility for our ongoing communications with employers.

In return you will get the opportunity to develop communications around sector leading projects such as our bid for an Institute of Technology whilst continuing our work to position MK College as one of the leading FE Colleges and Prison Education specialists in the country.

Location: Chaffron Way
Hours: 37 hours per week 52 weeks per year
Salary: Circa £28,000 per annum

More about the Rewards
  • 25 days annual leave, 3 additional days leave for Christmas to New Year closure and UK Bank Holidays Pro Rata, Per Annum
  • Amazing discounts with NUS card, ranging from Eating Out, Shopping and Fashion, Health and Fitness, Music, Technology, Travel and Entertainment
  • Access to an employee wellbeing platform with options to book free activities such as yoga, relaxation, boot camp, personal training and a health and wellbeing news hub
  • Access to Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions
  • Tax free Childcare Scheme
  • Access to Continued Professional Development, including professional qualifications and a variety of training courses
  • Save up to 32% off all bikes through our Cycle To Work Scheme
  • 24 hours per day, 365 days per year Employee Assistant Support Programme
  • Plus many more...


As the successful candidate you will have
  • English and Maths GCSE (or equivalent) to Grade C or above
  • CIM, IDM or Marketing / PR qualification would be desirable
  • Experience of supporting internal / external communications in a large organisation and significant process improvement
  • Experience of managing internal comms
  • Ability to write engaging content for multiple audiences
  • The ability to influence multiple stakeholders to agree messaging and communication priorities
  • Exceptional project management skills and the ability to independently manage communications plans
  • Excellent attention to detail


More about the College

Milton Keynes College is proud to be an open and inclusive general Further Education College welcoming learners of all levels and delivering an exceptional educational experience. The College offers a broad range of qualifications with more than 3,000 16 - 18-year-old full-time students studying vocational courses, apprenticeships and Higher Education at our campuses in Milton Keynes. In addition, the College delivers employability and skills training programmes to 3,000 people in local community learning centres. For nearly 30 years, we have worked with offenders in both custody, and the wider community and currently work with 19 prisons across England; this includes 13 prisons, which make up the Long Term High Security Estate, and 6 category B, C & D men's prisons.

Milton Keynes College is a committed safer recruitment employer in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education. We take extreme care in ensuring the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All positions therefore undergo a thorough on boarding process to include DBS. In addition, security clearance is required for all prison services positions.

Milton Keynes College has been officially recognised for its commitment and approach to equality, diversity and inclusion. It has been awarded the much sought-after Leaders in Diversity accreditation from the National Centre for Diversity. The award recognises the College's clear ethos and values and a belief in the importance of diversity.

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