Meridian Trust, formerly known as Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT), is a values-led Trust and has risen to be one of the highest performing academy groups in the country. We are committed to high quality professional development and career opportunities for all staff. It has always been our people and culture that has defined us. In an increasingly challenging educational landscape, we need to ensure we retain and develop our teams. We also need to make sure that all have a similarly excellent experience of working for us as this will only enhance our prospects of recruiting the very best going forward.

We are currently seeking a Marketing and Communications Manager to lead and manage the communications activity of the Trust by delivering our vision on education through the creation of coordinated external and internal communication strategies and campaigns.

You will actively engage, communicate and influence local, regional, and national opinion formers and stakeholders by setting the highest professional standards of all communication activity. Whilst developing strong working relationships with the Trust Executive Board, Directorate and Senior Management teams, you will also provide your strong professional advice to help promote Trust reputation and brand.

This is an exciting new role for the Trust so you will have the opportunity to shape and develop the role going forward.

The base location will be at the Meridian Trust HQ in Sawtry. 

We are looking for someone who has:

  • a good educational background with evidence of CPD
  • confidence in writing, drafting and editing copy for websites, publications and marketing collateral
  • experience in creating, managing and delivering a communications campaign plan
  • excellent interpersonal skills to effectively influence
  • a diplomatic, resilient approach in challenging situations 
  • Benefits:

    Working with us brings with it a range of attractive benefits, including;

  • Free on-site parking
  • Eyecare vouchers
  • Access to a free Employee Assistance Programme, offering mental health and wellbeing support to staff
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Reduced staff membership to the facilities at Academy Leisure, Sawtry
  • Free tea and coffee making facilities
  • Generous sick pay and annual leave
  • To find out more about the Trust, please visit: 

    For more information about the role please download the Applicant Info Pack below.

    Closing date for applications is: Monday 8th August 2022

    Interview to take place on: Tuesday 30th August 2022

    The Trust withhold the right to withdraw the advert and/or interview suitable candidates before the specified closing date.

    Meridian Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks including enhanced DBS disclosure.

    We are committed to diversity & inclusion and equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

    Meridian Trust is committed to safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring service check. We expect all adults who work for the Trust to share our commitment to safeguarding and the health and wellbeing of our students.