Communications and Marketing Manager

The Mercian Trust
Walsall, West Midlands
£38,553 - £43,570 NJC Scale Range 34-39 (Grade 10)
Closing date
1 Jul 2022
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Communications and Marketing Manager
£38,553 - £43,570 - NJC Scale Range 34-39 (Grade 10)

Full Time / Whole Year / Permanent

In 2021, the Regional Schools Commissioner approved the merger of two strong, values-driven Multi Academy Trusts, The Mercian Trust and Q3 Academies Trust. The formal merger transfer was completed on 1st May 2022 when all nine academies of the two Trusts became part of the same family of schools governed by The Mercian Trust. This is an exciting time for the Trust and we have ambitious plans for our students, staff, schools and local communities.

The Communications and Marketing Manager is a newly-established post and will play an important role in shaping our identity and reputation as a Trust. 


  • A self-motivated, highly collaborative and experienced marketing and communications professional with transferable experience of developing marketing and communications strategies.
  • The ideal candidate will have great interpersonal and writing skills and demonstrable experience of developing and managing effective digital marketing campaigns. You will be adept at managing stakeholders at all levels across the Trust as part of a centralised team and share our deep passion for education.
  • An ability to think creatively while using analytical tools and insights to inform strategic marketing and communications.
  • Create and incorporate a full life cycle marketing approach for the Trust.

Job Purpose:

  • To develop and implement a communications and marketing strategy that supports the Trust’s vision and aims.
  • To work closely with the Chief Executive, the Executive Team, the Senior Leadership Teams of our schools and a range of other stakeholders on internal and external communications and marketing opportunities.
  • To be responsible for shaping the brand identity of the Trust and to manage regular marketing communications for, among others, local media, social media, newsletters and the Trust’s website.

​For further details, please refer to the Information Pack. Completed application forms should be submitted to Lin Koo, Executive PA to the CEO, Email: [email protected]

Closing Date: Friday 1st July 2022, 12 noon 

The Mercian Trust is committed to equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults. We expect all staff to share this commitment. As these posts involve working in regulated activity unsupervised with children all post-holders are subject to a satisfactory pre-employment checks including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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