Communications Officer (Support Community Manager)

Cambridge Assessment
18 Jan 2019
18 Jan 2019
Job Type
Contract Type
Job Title: Communications Officer (Support Community Manager)
Contract Type: Full-Time, Fixed-Term (Maternity Cover)
Salary: GBP22,400 - GBP30,300
Location: Coventry

What it's about
An opportunity has arisen to join the Assessor Management Communications Team as Communications Officer (Support Community Manager) to maintain and develop the OCR Assessment Specialist Community, which is hosted on the Yammer social networking platform.
Reporting to the Assessment Specialist Communications Manager, you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Assessment Specialist Community. As Communications Officer (Support Community Manager) you'll monitor Community conversations and produce and post multi-media content to the Community and to the OCR Connections webpage, as well contribute to the general communications outputs of the Communications Team.
You'll possess strong communication and IT skills, enabling you to ensure key messages are promoted effectively to Community members. You'll have excellent proofreading and copywriting skills and an interest in producing video, audio and animation content that engages and informs.
Along with the ability to work independently, you will also have excellent interpersonal skills, helping you to liaise and build strong relationships with OCR colleagues and other stakeholders at all levels. A positive self-starter with a flexible attitude, you will have a confident, professional approach to your work.
For internal applicants this is an excellent secondment opportunity, providing you with the chance to expand your skill set and broaden your understanding of our relationship with our assessment specialists.

What you'll be doing
  • Support the management of the online community and engagement with assessors
  • In liaison with the Assessment Specialist Communications Manager, produce and edit content for posts and moderate discussions and contributions in the community.
  • Support the development of new and innovative ways of informing, engaging and consulting assessors to improve their experience of engaging with OCR, and to improve OCR's insight about and input from assessors.
  • Support the communications outputs of the Communications Team.

What we're looking for
  • Relevant professional qualifications e.g. degree or equivalent experience
  • Able to communicate and develop relationships with a range of different people to develop productive relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills that secure successful outcomes.
  • Clear commitment to achieving high standards of customer service.
  • Excellent written, communication, editing and influencing skills.
  • Excellent experience of communicating, influencing, negotiating and building partnerships.
  • Active involvement in social media activity and experience of championing social media and its application.
  • Proficient in Microsoft packages.
  • Knowledge of the assessment process and of assessment models.
  • Ability to react flexibly under pressure and to work to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to embrace change.
  • Resourceful and a creative thinker.
  • Ability to promote and deliver outstanding customer service.

Who we are
OCR (Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations) is a leading UK exam board. We provide qualifications which engage people of all ages and abilities at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes. Our general and vocational qualifications equip learners with the knowledge and skills they need for their future, helping them achieve their full potential.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a market leader and be rewarded with valuable learning opportunities, a competitive salary and benefits.

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive package of benefits to help with your life both inside and outside of work:
  • Generous contributory pension
  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Annual performance related bonus and increases (discretionary)
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity pay and childcare voucher scheme
  • Employee discount and cash back scheme at 2,500 retailers
  • Cycle scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Subsidised staff restaurants
  • Support for professional qualifications
  • Discounted access to the University of Cambridge Sport Centre, along with various other local gyms.

Work/life balance is important to us here at Cambridge Assessment, and we offer all our colleagues a range of flexible working options, which suit both the business and the employee. So please let us know of any flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you.
We know that diversity of thinking, backgrounds and approaches leads to innovation and creates an atmosphere where everyone's contribution is valued. As well as wanting to create diverse teams, we also value diversity in the way our people approach their work. Work/life balance is important to us at Cambridge Assessment and we offer our colleagues a range of flexible working options according to the needs of the business and the individual, so please let us know of any flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 28/01/2019 and interviews will be held on Wed 6 February .
If you're successful at interview stage we will ask you to undergo background screening (carried out by Credence Background Screening Ltd), to ensure that all information provided to us is accurate. We wish you all the very best with your application.


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