Sussex - Haywards Heath - Headquarters
Press Officer - Fixed term contract for 12 months
Press Officer - Fixed term contract for 12 months
Sussex - Haywards Heath - Headquarters

Starting salary - £31,242 rising to £32,886 after 12 months plus attractive benefits package

Our range of excellent benefits include a generous pension scheme, commitment to personal growth through funded learning, enhanced holiday allowance, Christmas closure and wellbeing leave.

Job Summary

Are you an experienced Press Officer looking for a new challenge? If you would like an opportunity to work with the NAHT and help influence the future of our education system, this vacancy may be of interest to you.

Based in Haywards Heath, West Sussex with the flexibility to work remotely you will work with the press team to proactively support the handling of all media interest ensuring that NAHT meets its media and campaigning objectives whilst increasing the public profile and media interest of NAHT.

 You must be able to work on your own initiative and manage day to day priorities as directed by the Head of Press & Media.

 Person Specification

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is energetic and passionate about their position and education.

You will have at least three years’ experience of working in a modern press office with the ability to write clear, crisp and engaging content. You will possess a good level of awareness in terms of current affairs and the political nature of education complemented by an understanding of the union environment or a desire to learn more about working with a union.

Excellent communication and written skills together with an ability to translate complex information into simple terms are essential for this role. You will need a flexible approach to work including the ability to work out of hours to support the press team when needed.

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 human.resources@naht.org.uk

Important Notice

We have extended the closing date for receipt of applications due to a technical fault within our recruitment portal system, therefore if you have already applied for this position previously, we ask that you resubmit your application again.

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

First stage – 5th January 2021 - Work related exercise, details will be provided to you on the day and will take place remotely

Second stage – 14th January 2021 - Interviews will take place via video conference call

Applications from agencies will not be accepted.