Education Partnership North East

Senior Executive - Recruitment, Marketing and Strategy

Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
13 Jun 2024
27 Jun 2024
Job Function
Sales and Marketing
Contract Type
Full Time

You will work across all sites of Education Partnership North East - the base is to be agreed at appointment.

Attractive benefits for this post includes 35 days' annual leave per year, plus bank holidays and the opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.

About the role

We are seeking a results driven strategist capable of shaping, leading, and realising transformative change - linked to business and commercial strategy, growth and success – and in a values-led organisation.  You will be able to handle and prioritise a diverse portfolio of responsibilities in a challenging and complex environment.

A member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) you will work closely with the Chief Executive and other members of the ELT and play a pivotal role in shaping, enhancing and executing growth strategies including customer focussed lean improvements, strategic engagement and brand presence. The role is considered critical to achievement of numerous college group objectives which will define the college in 2030.

You will work closely with the Chief Executive to strategically manage transformative change projects. This will require you to horizon scan, ensure the leadership team is abreast of key national and regional insights and play a key changemaking leadership role within the organisation. To achieve this you will create a new function that will support strategy execution in specific business critical areas, enable organisational advancement and help us build a vibrant and exciting environment that energises, responds and creates new futures.

About the Candidate

As a fluent, client facing leader you'll also work closely with cross-functional teams to lead the creation and delivery of strategy, as well as external stakeholders to support ecosystems leadership and transformation.

You will also lead a team who will need to remain at the forefront of marketing, recruitment, digital strategies, market research, and web development. This team will lead multi-channel campaigns to increase visibility, brand awareness, and engagement across our colleges. Your team’s innovative approaches will lead to financial and reputational growth arising from the creation of impactful marketing materials and publications, both digital and print, that resonate with prospective students and stakeholders.

About EPNE

At Education Partnership North East, we are passionate about transforming lives through education. As a leading education provider in the North East of England, comprising of Sunderland College, Northumberland College and Hartlepool Sixth Form College we are committed to providing outstanding teaching and learning experiences that help our students to achieve their full potential; and we are ambitious.  We are currently the top performing General Further Education college in the North East for 16-19 student achievement and ranked 2nd nationally.

We have a strong college community and encourage our staff and students to be their authentic selves, be respectful of others and to be innovative in how they deliver an excellent student experience by creating an exciting future for everyone working and studying across the group.

As an employer, we are dedicated to creating a supportive and inclusive workplace culture where our staff can thrive. We believe that our employees are our greatest asset, and we are committed to investing in their development and wellbeing.

We believe in 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.

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

Contact Details

For informal queries regarding the role, please contact Sara White at

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