Job Vacancy - Communications Officer 02/06/2017 06:59

IPSEA is a registered National charity (number 327691) giving free and independent legally based information, advice and support to make sure that children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) get the right education.

We are looking for a creative Communications Officer to help build the IPSEA brand and be responsible for promoting and marketing IPSEA to multiple audiences.

You’ll work closely with the IPSEA team to identify their communications needs and find creative ways to meet them. You will also have the opportunity to share ideas with your colleagues and draw on one another’s experiences to maximise PR and communications opportunities to support IPSEA.

You will have strong skills in communications, public relations and marketing with at least 2-3 years experience of working in a busy communications role. Although not essential, knowledge and understanding of the charity sector would also be an advantage.  If you have lots of ideas, a positive “can do” attitude and a passion for what you do, we want to hear from you.

This a part-time position (21 hours per week) position, with a salary of £21,000 pa pro rata.

If you are committed to supporting some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable children and young people in society and are an exceptional communications professional, please apply by downloading an Application Form and an Equal Opportunities Form and emailing them, along with your CV, to

For more information please see the Job Description and Person Specification or you can also call the IPSEA office for an informal talk about the post on 01799 582030.

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