Social Media Executive

Type: Permanent

Date Posted: 24-Mar-23

Closing Date: 07-Apr-23

Location: Berkshire, RG1 4HJ

Salary: £25,927.00 to £27,794.00 per year

Social Media Executive

Who we are
Activate Learning is a pioneering education group with a global reach, committed to transforming lives through our approach to learning.
We see our employees as individuals, empowering them to make the right choices for their ambitions and careers. We value our people as vital to our continued success and aspire to a diverse, open and inclusive environment that provides the motivation for everyone to pursue their career goals and flourish.
When you work for Activate Learning, you’re working for an organisation that provides you with the advantages of a large employer, a trusted partner in your career development, and a transformational way of working whilst also investing in building a community environment for everyone.
Together, we will bring out the best version of yourself.

Can you create organic social media posts and campaigns that wow? Do you know what engages an audience and makes them want to join in with the conversation?

We might just have the role for you!

Activate Learning are looking for a Social Media Executive to join our growing Marketing and Communications team and be responsible for helping to shape and implement the organic social media strategy for Activate Learning’s colleges, adult education provision, apprenticeships, B2B, and commercial areas.

As a Social Media Executive, you will be writing high quality copy and creating content for a variety of engaging campaigns, as well as monitoring, reporting and optimising. You will play a lead role in developing, distributing, and converting our digital communications, in line with our overall communications objectives.

You will have oversight of all organic social media activity and will work with the team to manage the Activate Learning group’s social media channels day-to-day including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram. Working collaboratively with the Marketing and Communications team you will showcase and plan engaging and informative content that captures our variety of target audiences and drives brand awareness and digital connectivity.

Permanent, full-time role

Location: Flexibility to be based at any of our campuses in Oxford, Reading, Bracknell, Reading, Guildford or Merrist Wood, with opportunities of working from home and may require occasional travel to other sites.

Salary: £25,927 – 27,794 per annum, depending on skills and experience

What do you need to be a successful Social Media Executive at Activate Learning?
We are looking for proactive and organised individuals, with broad experience across organic social media and managing and analysing campaigns across multiple social channels.
You need to be driven, self-motivated and creative with strong copywriting skills. You will be a confident communicator with great interpersonal skills to play a key part in both your team and the organisation.
We are looking for someone who makes Activate Learning resonate with our various target audiences, who isn’t afraid to try new things and position us in the right way to our thousands of followers and the wider communities that we are part of.
About you:

Demonstrable experience in organic social media management
Experience working with social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn
Experience with TikTok is desirable, but not essential
Previous experience of working within education sector is desirable, but not essential

Why work with the Activate Learning Group?
Here are some of our benefits:

Enrolment into generous pensions schemes
Generous annual leave entitlement
Excellent on-site facilities including free onsite parking, refectory facilities, Hair and Beauty salons
An extensive Learning and Development programme with a range of CPD opportunities
Specialised support and development for teaching staff
Access to qualified coaches for all staff
Leadership and Management development programmes
Flexible working opportunities, where appropriate
A comprehensive wellbeing programme including access to the Fika and Everymind app
Mental Health support including access to Mental Health First Aiders
Employee Assistance Programme
Employee resource groups
Cycle to work scheme
Refer a friend vacancy incentive
Access to student discount programmes

Applications are reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis, and we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts early due to the volume of applications we receive.
We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as once we have closed a vacancy you will be unable to submit your application form.

Activate Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check at the appropriate level.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK as we do not sponsor work permits and work permits from other organisations are unacceptable as proof of right to work in the UK.
Applications are encouraged from all candidates meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria for the role regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity.
Activate Learning are committed to employing people with disabilities and will ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. If you require any reasonable adjustments either at application or interview stage please contact the talent team directly.
If an agency submits an unsolicited CV to any partner or employee of our company, you should be aware that they have no authority to enter into an arrangement with you. Should we require recruitment agency involvement, we will contact the agencies on our preferred suppliers list.