Marketing Officer

  • Brighton College
  • Brighton, UK
  • 19 Jun, 2018
Full time Digital Marketing Executive Marketing Communications Marketing Executive

Job Description

Brighton College is one of England’s leading schools and the oldest public school in Sussex. The College comprises the Senior School, educating 1,000 pupils aged 13–18, and the Lower School, educating 100 pupils aged 11–13.

The Brighton College family of schools also includes Brighton College Prep School, St Christopher’s and Handcross Park, educating a further 1,150 children aged 3 to 13. Overseas, the College has opened Brighton College Abu Dhabi and Brighton College Al Ain in the UAE, and Brighton College Bangkok in Thailand.

Examination results are strong and the College is among the highest performing schools in England at GCSE and A-level. In 2016, 91.6% of grades at GCSE were at A* and A, whilst 97.1% of grades at A-level were at A*, A or B. The last five years have also been the best five for Oxbridge success in the 168-year history of the College, with 39 pupils securing offers in 2016.

The Sunday Times awarded Brighton College the title of UK Independent School of the Year 2011-12. Tatler magazine awarded Richard Cairns the title of Head Master of the Year 2012-13. And Brighton College was named the United Kingdom Independent School of the Year 2013-14 (Independent Schools Awards). In 2014 The Week magazine named Brighton College the “Most Forward Looking School in Britain”. In 2015, there was a full ISI inspection in which the College was awarded the top grade in every single category, including an ‘Exceptional’ for Teaching and Learning.


Job Description
We are seeking a dynamic individual with a passion for media, marketing and communications. Working in a busy environment, the successful candidate will demonstrate a willingness and ability in running target orientated marketing campaigns while at the same time being charming, personable and trustworthy with external audiences.

In summary, we will be looking for

  • Knowledge and experience of using Content Management Systems to update the website
  • Flexibility and initiative within a small and busy team to support where there is most need
  • Willingness to take back-office and presentational front-of-house roles
  • Diligence about process and procedural tasks and an eye for detail.
  • Experience of databases, Microsoft Office suite, systems and processes
  • Ability to remain positive and resourceful under pressure and assurance to prioritise the work-load
  • Strong organisational and project management skills
  • Charm to deal with the internal and external audiences
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently in order to meet Departmental goals
  • Discretion, confidentiality and sensitivity to the culture of the College and in relationships with all College employees


Desirable skills and attributes

  • Knowledge and use of Google Analytics & Hootsuite
  • Previous experience of using email marketing tools such as Mail Chimp, Dot Mailer etc.
  • Good analytical skills
  • Experience of graphic design (some knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign would be useful)
  • Experience of photography for digital media
  • Knowledge of video editing would be useful
  • Experience of the independent education sector

Person Specification

This role would suit someone who has a positive, creative and imaginative outlook, excellent IT and social media capabilities and excellent organisational skills with the ability to handle and prioritise multiple projects in a busy and exciting environment. Experience should demonstrate knowledge and experience of using web Content Management Systems, familiarity with social media scheduling systems such as Hootsuite, and a knowledge of the principle of good digital copywriting. A willingness to engage with the College community as well as the marketing office is essential, while at the same time being charming, personable and trustworthy with external audiences. We will also look for an ability to operate with a degree of flair. Experience which proves both flexibility and focus is therefore essential; experience of marketing and social media in a school or institution is desirable.