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Communications and Media Officer


£22,079.66 to £23,300.75 per annum




37 hours

Closing Date

Reference Number


Job Grade

019 - 021

Responsible To

Senior PR & Communications Officer/Marketing & Campaigns Manager


Bede Campus, Washington Campus, City Campus, Hartlepool Sixth Form, Northumberland College


Post Ref: 6176. Full Time, 37 hours per week. Permanent. £22,079.66 to £23,300.75 per annum.

This is an exciting time for Sunderland College as it expands to include Northumberland College and Hartlepool Sixth Form and the group builds its reputation locally, regionally and nationally. You will join an already existing and expanding communications team to achieve our organisational B2B and B2C communications.

As Communications and Media Officer you will play a pivotal role in coordinating external PR activity and delivering exceptional communications through a wide variety of channels.  You will support the whole College Group to build our reputation through engaging, timely and relevant communications to both internal and external audiences.

You’re passionate and enthusiastic, with a proven track record of planning and delivering communications and media campaigns using a range of channels and tactics. You will have the ability to research messages from a variety of different sources and align this to the College’s strategic objectives and brand positioning.

Due to the nature of the post, it is imperative that you have excellent writing skills, in particular the ability to understand complex issues and turn them into clear and engaging content for on and offline platforms.  You should also have excellent digital skills and able to write for a wide variety of audiences and communication channels.

You will be comfortable advising and supporting internal stakeholders.  Good planning and organisation skills are essential, coupled with the ability to problem solve effectively.

You should be able to demonstrate, in your personal statement, practical examples of how you fulfil the person specification.

Due to the nature of this post you will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure Check.

All applications must be received by 12noon on Friday 22 November 2019

 It is anticipated that interviews will take place on 04 December 2019.

We are working towards equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to PREVENT and safeguarding the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.


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