6 Month Fixed Term Contract (Maternity Cover)
Based at the Wandsworth campus of South Thames College but working across the four Colleges, the Marketing Assistant will assist the Marketing team with all marketing, promotional and publicity activities geared towards meeting the Group’s strategic objectives.
You will support with the planning, implementation and managing of marketing events such as open days, exhibitions, and school liaison activities, including health & safety risk assessment requirements. You will book promotional activities and advertise across a variety of media platforms – online, print, outdoor, broadcast, and digital/social media, including management of external relationships that facilitate this, and develop, write, and proof content for marketing materials, including website and digital/social media channels, to communicate our activities and offer to a variety of different audiences. Supporting the team with data entry requirements across websites, EBS and surveys, you will work with curriculum areas within the College to share good news stories, students’ successes and curriculum specific promotional material.
As our Marketing Assistant, we’d like you to be qualified to Level 3 as a minimum (or have an equivalent marketing or PR qualification) and have experience in organising internal and external events. Experienced in writing for different audiences and across different channels, you will be computer literate and have impeccable written and oral communication skills. You will be able to work under pressure and prioritise duties, whilst displaying tenacity and a drive to get the job done in face of obstacles.
Experience of planning, implementing and evaluating marketing and communications activities for a large, customer focused organisation is desirable, as is experience of planning and managing a range of events for different audiences.
This is an initial 6 month fixed term contract for maternity cover, starting in January 2024.
Closing date for the return of completed applications is 30th November 2023
The benefits package includes generous annual leave of 27 days plus up to 8 additional days over Christmas/New Year as well as an additional 5 days Wellbeing leave to enhance employees’ physical and mental health. There is an excellent pension scheme that receives a significant financial contribution from the employer (Teachers Pensions or Local Government Pension Scheme), subsidised sports facilities and professional development and training plus a salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme.
As part of our due diligence checks on prospective employees, successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references, an online search and proof of eligibility to work in the UK.
As outlined in the Public Sector Equality Duty of the Equality Act 2010, we are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
The South Thames Colleges Group is made up of Carshalton College, Kingston College, Merton College and South Thames College, which merged on 1 August 2017. South Thames Colleges Group is one of London’s largest providers of post-16 education and training and is an ongoing and significant contributor to its local communities. We aim to put students’ success at the heart of everything we do.
We are looking for hard-working and collaborative people who can join our team and help challenge our students to achieve and progress.
When you click on ‘Apply’, you will be forwarded to the application page which sits on a platform hosted by an external partner called Blue Octopus who support STCG throughout the recruitment process.