Sussex - Haywards Heath - Headquarters
Senior Communications & Engagement Officer
Senior Communications & Engagement Officer
Sussex - Haywards Heath - Headquarters

Starting salary - £40,498 rising to £42,629 after 12 months plus attractive benefits package

Our range of excellent benefits include a generous pension scheme and holiday allowance, Christmas closure and wellbeing leave.


Are you looking for a new role that will help to shape the future of schools?

Do you have experience in the development and delivery of communications and engagement strategies?

Are you a skilled copywriter with experience of product, service and content marketing with a flair for all things digital?

Job Summary

The aim of the role is to provide support to the Membership Services Directorate in creating and managing content across NAHT’s website and other digital channels.

As well as supporting communications to members, you will also take a lead in supporting the association’s internal communications, overseeing the development and delivery of an internal communications and engagement strategy which results in our people feeling informed, valued, engaged and able to play their part in delivering NAHT’s vision.

You will ensure that content is engaging and tailored to NAHT audiences; working with colleagues to ensure our channels follows best practice and deliver for our members and stakeholders; and planning and managing the delivery of campaigns and communications projects.

Person Specification

We are looking for a talented, self-motivated communications and engagement professional with a passion for education. You’ll have highly developed literacy and numeracy skills, be delivery focused and have experience of working in an academic or office setting.

Strong communicator with a passion for high quality content and maximum reader engagement are essential for this role.

About us

NAHT represents more than 34,000 school leaders in early years, primary, secondary/post primary and special schools, making us the largest association for school leaders in the UK. Our members consist of all categories of school leaders. We provide representation, advice and training for school leaders in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We use our voice at the highest levels of government to influence policy for the benefit of leaders and learners everywhere.

NAHT is an equal opportunities employer. We’re committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace where we can embrace and value individuality. We are committed to employment practices that promote diversity and inclusion and encourage all applications regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, sex, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion or belief. Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us on

The closing date for receipt of applications is 8th November 2020

Interviews will take place via video conference call

First stage - 19th November 2020

Second stage 26th November 2020

Applications from agencies will not be accepted.