Marketing & Communications Officer

Reading, Berkshire
Salary in the range £27,000 to £32,000 per annum, dependent upon experience and qualifications
14 Feb 2019
08 Mar 2019
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Marketing & Communications Officer 

Founded in 1646, Reading Blue Coat School is a leading independent day school of 490 boys aged 11 – 16, with a further 270 students in the co-educational Sixth Form. The School is located on a beautiful 46 acre campus in the village of Sonning, just outside Reading, overlooking the river Thames.

The School employs over 170 staff and offers a stimulating, friendly and supportive atmosphere in which each pupil can realise their full intellectual, physical and creative potential.

Reporting to the Director of Marketing & Admissions, we require an enthusiastic, creative, highly motivated Marketing professional to create and implement marketing and digital communication strategies for our highly successful school.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Create marketing and digital strategy plans. 
  • Maintain the School’s social media platforms and website, sourcing and writing updates on a daily basis. 
  • Maintain the School’s profile and inclusion in schools’ guides, e.g. the Good Schools Guide.
  • Design and create advertising for School events and local and national press.
  • Produce a range of school publications, e.g. study guides, programmes, etc.
  • Produce the School’s annual magazine publication, “The Aldworthian.”
  • Assist staff with the production of materials for external presentations.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • A relevant degree (for example, English, Marketing, Journalism or Publishing).
  • A relevant professional qualification is also desirable.
  • Strong understanding of appropriate technologies and how they can be applied to marketing and the production of publicity material. 
  • Confident user of Information Technology, in particular web content management and use of social media.
  • Excellent grammar and writing skills with the ability to produce well written articles and press release materials.
  • Creative and innovative, with good attention to detail.
  • An interest in education and working with young people.

Our commitment to you:

RBCS offers an exceptional working environment and an attractive rewards package, including salary in the range £27,000 to £32,000 per annum, dependent upon experience and qualifications. Our staff enjoy free dining facilities and the use of school facilities such as Fitness Suite, swimming pool, tennis courts, etc. as well as a wide range of other excellent benefits including pension scheme, cycle to work scheme and employee assistance programme.

Normal hours of work are from 8.30am until 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

To apply:

Further details and an application form can be downloaded from our website:
Or contact the Human Resources Manager, Tel: 0118 933 5813 email:

Closing date for applications is by 9.00am on Friday 8 March 2019.

Applications must be submitted via the Apply button with a letter of application, and including your CV or School application form. 

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced check.

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