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Communications Executive

Star Academies
Blackburn, Lancashire (a base at one of our schools across the country will be considered)
£28,672 to £32,234
Closing date
13 Feb 2022
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Do you want to join a team that provides outstanding leadership, strategic direction and support to some of the best schools in the country? Do you want to play your part in delivering outstanding learning and teaching to young people in disadvantaged communities? If so, joining the Star team might just be the best career move you ever make.

​​​​​​​About the role

It’s an exciting time to join the communications team at Star Academies as our family of schools continues to grow at pace. Working for one of the highest performing multi-academy trusts with 20,000 pupils in over 30 schools, the successful candidate will help to showcase our schools’ phenomenal achievements and raise their profiles by delivering impactful PR and communications.

You’ll also play a key role in growing the trust’s profile and reinforcing our reputation as an innovative, successful trust that inspires and nurtures young people to realise their potential.

The role is based in our Trust Headquarters in Blackburn. However, for the right candidate, we would consider a base at one of our schools located across the country (including Manchester, Birmingham, London, Bradford and Coventry).

Who we’re looking for

We are seeking a communications expert who is adept at producing quality, creative and engaging content for a range of channels and audiences.

You will be an exceptional and experienced writer with a nose for news and a flair for writing engaging stories that secure widespread media coverage, as well as being adept at handling reactive media enquiries and composing punchy statements.

You will lead the production of our stakeholder magazine, write compelling content for a range of communications channels, and help to grow the reach and engagement of our social media channels.

You will have:

  • A degree or equivalent in communications, public relations, journalism, English, marketing or a related discipline.
  • PR, journalism, communications or marketing experience.
  • First-hand experience of proactive and reactive media relations.
  • Strong writing skills and the ability to write high-quality, engaging content for a range of channels.
  • Experience of planning and delivering effective communications plans and campaigns.

About Star Academies

Star Academies is a high-performing multi-academy trust that runs more than 30 primary and secondary schools. We are a values-based organisation that works to improve the life chances of young people in areas of social and economic deprivation to help them succeed at the highest levels of education, employment and the professions. Every single day you’ll be rewarded with the opportunity to shape a young person’s future - our STAR values embody what we believe is needed to succeed.

Professional development is key to our ongoing success, so we continually invest in our employees through our learning and development centre, Star Institute. With a wealth of training, mentoring and progression opportunities across a growing group of academies, joining our team of leading education experts could propel your career to the next level. 

We can also offer you a range of rewards and benefits, including competitive salaries and pension schemes, generous holiday entitlements and healthcare cash plans.

Key dates

Closing Date: 23.59 on Sunday 13 February 2022

Interview Date: Tuesday 22 February 2022

For further information and details on how to apply please visit our careers website


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