PR Officer (Term Time only)
30 hours per week, Term time only plus two weeks
Salary: Grade E, £20,043 - £20,852 (DOE) FTE
Actual Salary: £14,627 - £14,477 (DOE)
We have a very exciting opportunity, for an ambitious PR Officer to join Ascend Learning Trust, you will be based at The Hive (Central Trust Head Office) in Royal Wootton Bassett and travel to all the sites across the Trust. This role supports the PR programme agreed with schools which will help the schools and trust’s reputation and raise our profile across a wide range of media channels.
The PR Officer, working alongside the Marketing Officer, will be responsible for gaining profile, raising coverage for our work in a range of print, online and broadcast media outlets including the local news, consumer, sector specific and regional titles. The PR Officer will build production relationships with journalists, channel owners and other influencers.
Applications must be made via approved application forms (no CV’s will be accepted).
We look forward to receiving your application, if you have not heard from us by the interview date, you may assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. If we receive sufficient applications, we might bring the closing date forward and unfortunately, we are unable to offer feedback on individual applications that are not shortlisted for interview.
Closing date: Midnight, 30 September 2022.
Interview Date: w/c 3 October 2022.
Ascend Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups, including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual-orientation or religion.
Please note any position that involves working with children requires declaration of ALL convictions/cautions regardless of whether these are deemed as spent and a DBS check will be carried out before any employment commences.
In line with KCSIE 2022 and safer recruitment practices, the school will conduct an online search for all shortlisted candidates. The online search is part of our safeguarding checks and will seek publicly available information on candidates’ suitability to work with children. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further guidance and will be asked to clarify their online presence.
References will be obtained before interview at shortlisting stage and may be used in the interview process. If previous employment has included working with children, then at least one referee must be from this employment, regardless of whether this is the current or most recent employment, any gaps in employment must be detailed and an explanation provided in the relevant section.