June 7, 2024
Short Summary
Are you eager to make an impact, joining a growing team, and an organisation that continues to expand? If so, then this Visual Content Creator role might be perfect for you.
£29,904 per annum + 25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Working Pattern
Full-time (37 hours per week)
Closing Date
June 24, 2024


Do you have a passion for capturing eye-catching photography and videography, with a knack for keeping things organised? Are you eager to make an impact, joining a growing team, and an organisation that continues to expand? If so, then this Visual Content Creator role might be perfect for you.

We are seeking a highly-motivated and enthusiastic Visual Content Creator to join the friendly and collaborative Marketing Services team in its goal to market Leigh Academies Trust (LAT) schools to parents, students, and talented staff. This role would be ideal for someone with strong organisational and communicative skills who has a passion for producing engaging, visually compelling content. The successful candidate will be self-motivated. They will be confident heading out to visit our academy sites to capture everything from social media-style content demonstrating academy life and events, to coordinating fully-staged, professional-standard shoots in both photo and video formats. They will then return to the office, or - since this role is hybrid - their home office, to edit what they’ve captured into something that inspires both parents and students, whilst ensuring it conveys the Trust’s professional yet welcoming tone.

The quality of your photography, which will be used on a range of materials by the entire Marketing team, will ensure that all static marketing materials look crisp and clean. The style of your video work will fit with the requirements of the academy and the wider marketing team for that particular task or project - whether this be short-form, consumable content designed for social media, or a more expansive marketing video comprised of talking heads, complemented by B-roll which showcases life at the academy; the latter of which may be required a handful of times per year to renew the marketing for the academies we serve.

When it comes to administration, the successful candidate will be highly experienced in producing and maintaining records of work; notating progress towards tasks centrally using the team’s ticket management system and logging/filing what they’ve produced carefully; updating spreadsheet logs so that it is easily located and used in the future by the wider marketing team. They will maintain a register of all student images, ensuring all media is filed and removed where appropriate for data compliance; working closely with the Trust’s Data Services team. They will be comfortable managing their workload, and will be able to provide concise updates to the Marketing Manager and/or Project Manager with ease when required.

With a keenness to deliver exceptional customer service, you will provide prompt, polite, and professional updates to your customers (academies or other Trust departments) regarding the progress of their requests. You will also identify any risks to the delivery of a project early on and highlight those to the Marketing Manager or Project Manager as appropriate.

Finally, joining a small but growing team, you will contribute to group discussions and work collaboratively. You will have a passion for sharing ideas and applying your initiative to finding new and innovative ways to further support the team in the successful completion of customer requests. You will have an eye for detail and, ideally, an eye for proofreading text, as part of the content creation process. The ideal candidate will appreciate clean, modern design, as suited to the education sector.

This is a permanent opportunity, working 37 hours per week, Monday to Thursday 9am-5pm and 9am - 4:30pm on Fridays with a 30-minute lunch break . This is offering a salary of £29,904.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st April 2024, our Trust comprises 32 geographically organised academies (16 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating more than 20,000 students and employing 3,000 talented staff. Nearly 40% of our academies are judged outstanding overall by Ofsted, versus 15% nationally. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust, you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates - you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not discriminating on any grounds.

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date. Applicants will be notified of this where possible.  Therefore, early applications are encouraged.

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