Communications and Marketing 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:

  • Communications and Marketing Officer
  • 36 Hours per week

This is a very important role. 

Alun Francis, our Principal, says: “This is a very important appointment, the Marketing department is central to our plans for the future, and we are looking for high-calibre candidates.  We want people who love their profession, are committed to providing high quality support to students, colleagues and the wider college. We are investing in the facilities, employer relationships and the skills and knowledge of our staff.  We are looking for people who will respond to this, love the learners and enjoy the challenges and benefits of working at Oldham College”.

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. 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 courses, including 16-18 programmes of study, T levels, apprenticeships, adult learning and higher education.  It has over 5000 full-time students and 600 undergraduates.   

The College is in the top quartile for 16-18 programmes of study, English GCSE resits and 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
  • Free confidential counselling service
  • Staff recognition awards
  • Subsidised car parking
  • On-site day nursery
  • On-site hair and beauty salon offering staff discounts

The Role:

We are looking for an experienced copywriter and communicator who will help us to engage with our audiences and tell our story.

You will be an important part of a marketing team that delivers multi-channel campaigns in a fast-paced environment to diverse audiences. Your focus will be managing our direct communications with learners and parents/carers, but you will be involved in ensuring the reach of Oldham College’s key messages to all stakeholders across a range of channels.

You will have excellent editorial, operational, planning and co-ordination skills, ensuring that projects and tasks are completed on time to the required standard.

Whether you are working on stakeholder engagement, attending events and forums, coordinating videography, interviewing for case studies, writing the student newsletter or creating content, this is a great opportunity for a candidate with creative flair and enthusiasm.

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 for this vacancy is the 10th June 2022.

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.