05 Sep

Communications Officer Jobs Vacancy at Department For Education London

Communications Officer
Department For Education
London ENG
05 Sep, 2017 19 days ago

Department For Education London urgently required following position for Communications Officer. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Communications Officer Jobs Vacancy at Department For Education London Jobs Details:

The Department for Education is recruiting for three Higher Executive Officers to work on the Academies Programme, which is an exciting and high profile area of work.

Academies Strategy Division sits at the heart of the academies programme that seeks to create more good and outstanding school places in England. The division takes a key role in directly supporting the National Schools Commissioner (NSC) and his 8 Regional Schools Commissioners (RSCs) across the country on all elements of the academies programme.

An exciting opportunity for three HEO posts has arisen in the Market Development and Strategic Communications team within Academies Strategy Division. These roles will span across three key work areas:

National Communications - Supporting the National Schools Commissioner’s (NSC) external communications and engagement activities. This will involve reviewing and updating the NSC’s communications strategy to support the department’s wider priorities. Leading on discrete communication projects such as drafting external written comms for publication, as well as providing logistical support for his key flagship events/conferences.

Regional Communications -Providing support to the eight Regional Schools Commissioners and their teams. This will involve: drafting communications plans and products for regional stakeholders, working with policy colleagues from across the Department to support policy delivery through communications, and evaluating communications activity.

Market Insights -Developing market insights to enhance understanding of our audiences/stakeholders to deliver targeted communications. This will involve analysing and interpreting data from a variety of sources, presenting research findings to support decision making and collaborating with colleagues across the Department to generate new insights and share knowledge.

Person specification The successful applicants will be expected to display the departmental competencies of the Higher Executive Officer grade and specifically be able to demonstrate:

• Experience of communicating through a range of channels
• Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively across a broad range of stakeholders and influence at senior levels
• Strong analytical skills with strong attention to detail to make well informed decisions
• Sound project management skills to lead and work flexibly across a range of projects.
• Ability to see the bigger picture and feed wider insights to inform our comms strategy


• Experience of working in a communications environment
• Confident in using various forms of multimedia
• Experience of events management/overseeing logistics

Competencies We'll assess you against these competencies during the selection process:

  • Collaborating and partnering
  • Making effective decisions
  • Seeing the big picture
  • Delivering at pace
Civil Service Competency Framework

Pensions Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.

Benefits Applicants currently holding a permanent post in the Civil Service should note that, if successful, their salary on appointment would be determined by the Department’s transfer / promotion policies.

As a member of the DfE, you will be entitled to join the highly competitive Civil Service Pension Scheme, which many experts agree is one of the most generous in the UK.

Other Benefits

You will have 25 days leave, increasing by 1 day every year to a maximum of 30 days after five years’ service. In addition, all staff receive the Queen’s Birthday privilege holiday and 8 days’ bank and public holidays.

We offer flexible working arrangements, such as job sharing, term-time working, flexi-time and compressed hours, along with excellent childcare benefits.

As an organisation, which exists to support education and lifelong learning, we offer our staff excellent professional development opportunities.

To find out more, download the applicant pack attached to this advert.

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