Comms and Events Coordinator – Upminster

  • School: Regional/Head Office Role
  • Type of Job: School Non-Teaching
  • Duration: Full-Time

Regional/Head Office Role

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The functional leaders and professionals in Cognita’s Head and Regional Offices are critical to taking our business forward. They support the work of our educational leaders, teaching colleagues and each other to ensure all in Cognita contribute to enriching the lives of children to achieve more than they believe possible.

The Role

Cognita is an extraordinary group of diverse yet connected schools, spanning sixteen different countries. We share one common purpose: to create an inspiring world of education that builds self-belief and empowers individuals to succeed. With over 100 schools in Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America and Asia, we employ 15,000 teaching and support staff in the care and education of more than 75,000 students.

We have an exciting position for a Comms and Events Coordinator, reporting into the Schools Admissions Manager, to play an integral role in the Brand Management of the school. Please note: This role is based on-site at Oakfields Preparatory School in Upminster, Essex.


About the Role

The Comms and Events Coordinator will develop the school’s communications and will implement the organic marketing strategy whilst simultaneously driving forward a dynamic social media and events presence to showcase the school. They will contribute towards all aspects of marketing at the school and will ensure all content aligns with the school’s brand values, ensuring collateral is compliant with the brand guidelines. The role will require attendance and operational input into key school events such as open days.

The role will support the wider marketing strategy as set out by the Pod Marketing Manager which should ensure the school is represented, in all mediums, in line with an agreed strategic positioning and clear ethos to ensure the maximum number of enquires and leads are provided to the admissions teams and drive the highest retention of existing students. The role will also be responsible for creating ‘special moments’ that exceed customer’s expectations – that delight and surprise – through communication and in-person events.


Some the duties include, but not limited to:


  • To assist in the design of communication and promotional material
  • To manage the school’s social media presence
  • To create social media posts and editorial content
  • To create conversion communications and email campaigns for all stakeholders within the pipeline and school community
  • To manage the school newsletter
  • To manage the communications and content scheduling within Cognita Connect
  • To oversee stock of printed publications and merchandise



  • To assist in the organisation and management of internal and external events that promote the school to prospective and existing parents such as open days
  • To assist capturing photography and video of internal events that can be used in comms/social media
  • To assist with tours for prospective families in the absence of the Admissions Manager



  • Support on admissions and marketing activity within the school
  • Provide support to the Head Teacher, Operations Manager, Admissions Manager and other school colleagues


About You

The ideal candidate is a self-starter who can operate with autonomy, learns quickly with first class organisational and administrative skills. Enjoys and is energised by interacting with others with the ability to work well within a team. Ability to remain calm under pressure with an organised approach to tasks, with attention to detail and an interest in brand guardianship. Dedication to creating ‘special moments’ that exceed customer’s expectations, that delight and surprise.


Previous Experience Must Include:

  • Experience of managing communication campaigns
  • Experience in use of technology apps, especially social media
  • Experience of managing large complex events
  • Experience in Marketing and/or Brand Management
  • Previous experience of working in a complex, busy, service-driven culture: ideally a school but this isn’t a must-have
  • App skills: Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook skills. Skill in design and/or communication software a benefit (such as InDesign, Photoshop and Canva)


Benefits Package

Here at Cognita we offer a Competitive Salary with some other benefits:

  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Professional development
  • School fee discount
  • 25 days Holiday plus Bank Holidays


How to Apply

If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply by submitting a CV by 5:00pm on Wednesday 17th May to

Diversity and Inclusion:

We believe having a diverse workforce makes us better, smarter and happier and so welcome applicants from all backgrounds, genders, and races. We have an unwavering commitment to being fair, inclusive and equitable in our recruitment process.

Cognita Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

How to Apply

If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply by submitting a CV by 5:00pm on Wednesday 17th May to

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