Senior Marketing and Communications Officer

Oldham College is a great career choice for ambitious professionals. With a “good” Ofsted rating, a Silver “TEF” assessment for our higher education provision, one of the best apprenticeship programmes in the region, excellent 16-18 results and truly outstanding GCSE English results, we are already a high performer. 

But we want to deliver much more than this.  Our ambition is to be “The Best Place to Learn and Work” and we have a clear Strategic Plan which sets out what this means and what we will do to deliver it.  We will keep on improving and innovating, and we are investing in new provision, new facilities and new technology. 

We expect a lot from you, so we want ambitious, open minded candidates, who are ready to give their best.  But we give a lot in return, from training to pensions, our own benefits package, and one of the best and most helpful group of colleagues you could ever wish to meet. That’s true, by the way – ask almost anyone who has been here. Or come and see for yourself. 

If you want to be outstanding, and want to help us achieve the same thing, then please apply.

We are looking for:

  • Senior Marketing and Communications Officer
  • Salary £31,943 – £35,870 per annum

This is a very important role. 

Alun Francis, our Principal, says:

“Oldham College is on a mission to become “The Best Place to Learn and Work” – and there’s never been a better time to join us. We’ve been making tremendous strides in recent times in the quality and choice of our offer, facilities, results and reputation. We’re now looking for a Senior Marketing and Communications Officer to assist our Head of Marketing in delivering our new Communications Strategy’.  

Carl Marsden, Head of Marketing says:

“If you’re excited by the challenge of developing the next generation of Key Workers and being part of an amazing “College Community” – then this may be the opportunity for you.  You’ll be working with internal and external audiences across a range of channels to help achieve the FE and HE goals in Oldham College’s Strategic Plan. Ideally, you can write great copy, be a creative driving force in powerful marketing campaigns and have experience of working in a fast communications environment.’

Oldham College is a medium sized general Further Education College, with a turnover of almost £25m. It has one main campus in the centre of town and is in the third phases of a £40m redevelopment which began in 2012.   Higher Education is taught on a second, dedicated campus, a short walk away.   The College delivers a full range of work related education and training, including 16-18 study programmes, T levels, apprenticeships, adult learning and higher education.  It has over 5,000 full-time students and 600 undergraduates.   

The College is in the top quartile for 16-18 programmes of study and English GCSE re-sits, and in apprenticeship provision, but is the second highest performing provider Greater Manchester. The quality of its Higher Education provision is better than many established Universities. 

Joining our Journey:

When you join our college, our colleagues have access to numerous benefits and facilities:  

  • Generous Pension Scheme  
  • Fantastic Staff Benefits and Rewards platform
  • Very generous holiday entitlement
  • Employee Assistance Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity provision
  • Staff Development days/week (Jan, July, Aug)
  • Free confidential counselling service
  • Staff recognition awards
  • Subsidised car parking
  • On-site Day Nursery
  • On-site hair and beauty salon and The Grange Theatre both offering staff discounts

The Role:

Further details including a Person Specification are included within the attached Job Description.

The role will require you to embed and work to the College’s values; working with Integrity, having Ambition to help our learners succeed and being Inclusive to learners and colleagues alike.

The closing date is 15th January 2021.

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