Communications Officer (Education) 

Directorate: External Relations

Reporting to: Communications Manager (Education)

Responsible for: N/A

Based: Our Head Office is based in London, but all staff are currently working from home. Requests for permanent remote working will be considered and we welcome applications from people based in other parts of the UK.

Terms: Full-time (35 hours per week), permanent. Requests for part-time or flexible working will be considered.

Salary: £23,904-£25,000

About the role

The main purpose of this role is to develop engaging content and deliver successful communications campaigns for the BSA’s Education programmes, including the CREST Awards and British Science Week. This role will work closely with our Education team to reach and engage teachers, educators, parents and young people with the BSA’s work.

Key responsibilities

The main responsibilities will be to: 

  • Deliver effective, integrated campaigns for the BSA’s flagship education programmes (British Science Week and the CREST Awards) and other education projects and activities across the year;
  • Produce high quality and engaging copy and content for various formats, including press releases, news stories, blog posts and social media posts to suit the intended audiences of the relevant programme or project;
  • Produce the BSA’s monthly education bulletin (e-newsletter) for its subscribers;
  • Produce and schedule content for the BSA’s owned education channels (e.g. the British Science Week and CREST websites and the British Science Week and CREST Twitter / Facebook accounts);
  • Liaise with our design, print and digital suppliers and internal colleagues, where necessary, to develop print and digital assets and collateral;
  • Proofread and edit copy produced by other colleagues, ensuring it meets the BSA’s house style requirements and reflects the relevant programme’s brand, core messaging and tone of voice;
  • Act as the first point of contact for incoming media enquiries about the BSA’s education programmes and liaise with key internal and external stakeholders to arrange interviews, briefings or written responses;
  • Oversee and manage the education photography and brand assets within the BSA’s organisation-wide content gallery;
  • Support the production of reports on the success of our communications campaigns by collating and analysing data from the BSA’s analytics platforms;
  • Supply copy and content for the BSA’s regular communications to its subscriber base, including the BSA’s newsletter, blog and news pages as required;
  • Support the wider communications team at busy times;
  • Perform any other tasks as reasonably required by the line manager.

About you 

The Communications Officer (Education) role would suit someone who has experience of delivering communications campaigns, ideally within the education sector or to a teacher audience.

We’d recommend that an interest in developing innovative, digital content or products for diverse audiences would also be useful, as we are already delivering a lot of our content for schools online and we have a particular interest in supporting schools in challenging circumstances. 

The successful candidate will need to create content for a range of channels, so a demonstrable interest in PR, marketing, digital and brand will be required.

The role would suit someone who enjoys working collaboratively across different teams and departments to achieve results.


How to apply 

Full details on the role (including benefits and person specifications) can be found here

To apply for this role you will need to make a direct application here. Within this application, you will need to also send a CV and covering letter (each of no more than two A4 pages) that summarises your interest in the role and details your ability to match the criteria.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 11 January 2021 and interviews are due to take place w/c 18 January 2021. 

You will be informed as soon as possible after the application deadline whether you have been selected for interview.

Please mention in your application that you heard about this opportunity through the Taylor Bennett Foundation.