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Business, Communication and Development Officer

Job Reference TMT/BCDO



The Mead Trust

Closing date:

Friday 19 March 2021  3.00pm

Interview date:

To be confirmed


35 hours per week

Contract type:



This appointment is to provide temporary cover pending the outcome of an organisational review and will cease when a permanent staffing structure has been secured. There may be the opportunity for the post to become permanent, for the right candidate pending the outcome of the staffing structure review.)


Grade H (15-17) £24,982 – £27,041

Start date:

19th April 2021

Role overview:


We are growing our school family, and are seeking to appoint a highly motivated Business, Communication and Development Officer to join our friendly and supportive central staff team. 

Applicants should have demonstrable experience of

  • Developing and implementing marketing and publicity strategies, including those relating to CPD and recruitment
  • Coordinating the design, production and dissemination of information in a variety of formats, including the use of Infographics
  • Managing small and large scale professional development events, in both remote and face to face context
  • Managing and monitoring of attendance at mandatory CPD programmes within the education sector
  • Writing successful funding bids
  • Using presentation software such as Lucid Charts
  • Using Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Teams confidently and effectively
  • Using SIMs confidently and efficiently
  • Using technical approaches to gaining stakeholder feedback, for example Survey Monkey
  • Creating, maintaining and managing websites and website content using WordPress
  • Administering Initial teacher Training recruitment processes, eg UCAS and DfE Teacher Training Portal

We would love to hear from applicants who are:

  • Committed to The Mead Academy Trust’s vision, purpose and values
  • Able to provide high quality administration support to Executive Leaders
  • Passionate about providing a key role in improving learning opportunities for all children
  • Aware of the importance of confidentiality and safeguarding of children
  • Flexible, and adaptable and able to work within a team and on own initiative
  • Energetic and enthusiastic with a good sense of humour
  • Experienced in working in a school office environment
  • Able to adapt highly developed communication skills to a range of different audiences, channels and purpose
  • Highly organised and can work under pressure and deadlines

We offer all of our staff:

  • An excellent working environment, with access to all the resources you need to undertake your role effectively
  • Opportunities to work collaboratively with colleagues from schools across The Trust
  • Warm, enthusiastic and friendly children who are keen to learn and deserve the best
  • A clear vision with purpose and values that are supported by all our staff
  • A commitment to high quality professional development and career progression

The Job Reference for this post is TMT/BCDO

Other information

Unfortunately we are currently unable to support visits, but the Information Pack on the website will give you a real ‘feel’ for our ethos, vision and values. If you’ve got questions after reading the pack, please email us.
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