Marketing and Communications Assistant (Falmer)
Professional Services - Brighton

Closing date: 09/08/2020

Job posted date: 27/07/2020

Salary: East Sussex Grade 5 - £19,171 - £19,554

Employment type: Permanent

Hours per week: 37

Do you have a flair for being creative when designing artwork and copywriting?

We are looking for a Marketing and Communications Assistant - someone who wants to help us develop our communication channels and support our marketing efforts across the Trust.

The person

We are looking for a Marketing and Communications Assistant who is highly organised, resilient, and enthusiastic. You will have:


  • knowledge and understanding of marketing and communication theories, techniques and practices acquired through study or work experience
  • experience creating website content, video creation, blogs, and social media activity

The role

As our Marketing and Communications Assistant, you will sit in the Marketing and Communications team right at the heart of the Trust reporting to the Head of Marketing and Communications. Your role will support the team to create digital marketing and content with a heavy emphasis on website content, video creation, blogs, and social media activity. The post holder will have a flair for being creative when designing artwork and copywriting. You will also be required to attend events as a representative of the Trust.


You will work closely with members of the Marketing and Communications team to support day-to-day communications, key corporate projects, and trust-wide marketing efforts.

You will need to demonstrate excellent digital skills and an in-depth understanding of all social media channels. You will also need experience developing eye-catching promotional videos and explainer animation to showcase the great work taking place across the Trust. 

About the University of Brighton Academies Trust

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is the fifth largest multi-academy Trust in the south east, with 15 infant, primary and secondary schools all graded by Ofsted as Good or Outstanding. We educate 7,700 children aged 3 months to 16 years and employ 1,200 staff across East and West Sussex.

Excellence, innovation and integrity are the values that guide us.  We work collaboratively to help our pupils and everyone connected with our academies achieve excellence. By working together, sharing insights and best practice our schools support each other to improve. Read more about our vision and values here:

The University of Brighton is our sponsor, you can find out more here:  We work closely with the University’s School of Education: in 2019 it was judged as Outstanding by Ofsted for all Initial Teacher Training and was awarded the Student Union’s school of the year.

Benefits we offer

We value our staff, investing in their training and development at all stages of their careers.

We place particular importance on providing opportunities for you to learn and grow, with a package that includes an annual personal development day, job-related apprenticeships to enhance your skillset, open access online training courses, and scholarships run in collaboration with the University of Brighton.  And when the time is right for you to take the next step in your career, we can help you to find the right opportunity in one of our 15 schools.

The other benefits we offer, including our generous public sector pension schemes and family friendly policies, are designed to support you with work-life balance, wellbeing and the financial aspects of life.

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Find out more

Download the job description and person specification below for more information about this opportunity.

To arrange an informal discussion about this role please contact Alex Brewer, Head of Marketing and Communications on

To submit your application, follow the ‘Apply for job’ link at the bottom of this page.

Key dates

Closing date: Sunday 9 August 2020

Interview date: w/c Monday 17 August 2020

Proposed start date: w/c Monday 14 September 2020

Our commitment

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We welcome applications from all members of the community. The Trust is proud to be part of the government’s Disability Confident scheme which underpins our staff recruitment practices.