Staff Development and Communications Officer

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a motivated and talented professional to join our Marketing and Communications Team as a Staff Development and Communications Officer on a permanent contract (internally known as Senior Associate, Staff Development and Communications).

As Staff Development and Communications Officer, you’ll play a pivotal role in engaging and developing Ambition Institute’s workforce of talented and passionate staff. The main aim of this role is to help us achieve our mission to help teachers and school leaders serving children from disadvantaged backgrounds to keep getting better.

In this role you will be Leading on the project management and delivery of our staff development offer, you’ll ensure staff are equipped to do their best work. You will work closely with the HR and Marketing and Communications teams to build a culture of learning and development at Ambition and create a staff experience in which all employees are heard, valued, included and connected to the broader organisation, our mission, and strategy.

The successful candidate will be developed in how to design and deliver training and effective internal communications management. The close collaboration with the HR team will also provide detailed insight into this area of the organisation. As the team sits as a central service you will also become knowledgeable in the complex workings and challenges of a growing charity.

The successful candidate will of course also demonstrate their commitment to the mission to improve the education and outcomes of children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Above all, you will be deeply committed to our charitable mission and have the motivation to constantly improve and adapt in the face of challenge.

Applications will be considered for all office locations.

For more details, please refer to the detailed Job Description and Person Specification in the Job Pack, available in the Downloads section of this page.

Our offer

We are happy to announce that we will be able to offer you:

  • Agile working culture, so you can control how you work.
  • Staff affinity networks that help keep equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our work.
  • Enhanced maternity pay after a year’s service.
  • Shared parental leave package.
  • Access to free, confidential 24/7 wellbeing and support line.
  • Professional development offer for all staff.
  • 25 days’ annual leave + bank holidays.
  • Employer pension contribution of 11% (10% pension plus 1% national insurance rebate).
  • Interest free season ticket / bike loans.

How to apply 

All applications must be received by the closing date, 9am on 20th September.

Interviews are expected to take place in the week beginning 27th September 2021.

To apply for this role, please click here

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and the most vulnerable in our society and, as such, we are unable to employ individuals with relevant convictions, including the following: a conviction for an offence involving violence or dishonesty, of a sexual nature or against minors, or for any other offence that is relevant to the nature of the services provided by our organisation. 

For any questions or queries please email us at [email protected]

As an employer, we have a responsibility to prevent illegal working in the UK by ensuring that our employees have the right to work in the UK. Therefore, as part of the recruitment process to verify your eligibility you will be required to produce relevant documentation.