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Communications Administrator

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BSB is a not for profit, inclusive independent international school comprising 1,350 students from approximately 70 countries. Located in the parkland of Tervuren, we enjoy world class facilities set within an inspiring green campus, yet near all the amenities of the university city of Leuven and the capital city of Brussels. But what makes our school an exceptional place to learn and grow, and what really sets us apart, are the relationships we build, the culture of kinship we foster and the pursuit of quality in everything that we do.

We are committed to providing a vibrant and engaging holistic education for our students in a harmonious atmosphere. With everyone learning and working together to inspire success, we have created a thriving community with the notion of ‘one school’ at its heart. By balancing academic endeavour with pastoral care, and classroom-based learning with enrichment opportunities, we provide our students with the best opportunities possible to broaden their aspirations and horizons.

Our curriculum is British based and uniquely adapted to the needs of our international and diverse student body. There is an Early Childhood Centre for children aged 1-3. Our Primary School offers a bespoke enquiry-based curriculum. Students in Year 10 & 11 study for (I)GCSE and BTEC courses. Post-16 students can choose from three internationally recognised pre-university examination courses: English A Levels, International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or BTEC.  Our Enrichment programme is exceptional, offering over 100 activities per week.

As one of the top performing schools in the world, BSB students go on to attend a wide range of top universities across the globe. We believe that our exceptional student outcomes and top world rankings are really a happy by-product of our unique culture built on care, curiosity, and collaboration.

Purpose of the role:

As a Communications Administrator, you will play an important role in actively supporting the marketing of the school as a member of the Communications team. Your expertise in photography, video production, and digital imaging will be key to bring our school’s story to life, for a range of audiences.

Being part of a team at BSB means to embrace a culture built on care, curiosity, and collaboration. You will have a key role in ensuring effective communication and collaboration within this creative team. This role brings invaluable support to the Marketing & Communications (M&C) Manager in achieving department goals within a fast-paced environment.

Areas of responsibility:

  • Develop and produce high-quality visual content, including photographs and videos, for use across multiple platforms (e.g., social media, website, newsletters).
  • Maintain the Staff Intranet ensuring its optimal performance.
  • Maintain a detailed photo planning schedule that aligns with the department’s content planner. You will undertake photography as confirmed by the M&C Manager.
  • Manage and maintain the school’s photo database, ensuring all content is organised and easily accessible. Be involved in ongoing projects in this area and put in place solutions to optimise our set up.
  • Provide meticulous administrative support, including for digital signage, to help the team streamline department operations e.g. ensuring content is easily accessible for future use.
  • Produce quality school publications and displays as per planning, as well as ad hoc requests as guided by M&C Manager.
  • Coordinate displays & visuals in communal spaces and maintain these spaces to promote the ethos of the school and beautiful student work e.g. rolling display and exhibitions. This encompasses all aspects from initial planning through to timely execution and completion.
  • Website support for the Digital Marketing Admin Coordinator.
  • Scheduling of social media as per the department’s social media planner. Attention to detail and diligence in this area are essential.
  • Collaborate with the M&C Manager on department priorities as requested.

The post holder may be required to perform duties other than those given in the job description for the post. The particular duties and responsibilities may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the responsibility entailed.

Profile / Skills

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Fluent English (knowledge of French and/or Dutch an asset)
  • A creative flair and a deep passion for crafting visual content that communicates messages in compelling and engaging ways, with a knack for visual storytelling.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated expertise in both photography and videography.
  • Experienced in digital imaging and graphic design, with a strong proficiency in design software, including the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Proficiency in SharePoint or a willingness to learn.
  • A can-do attitude and be solutions oriented.
  • Strong administrative capabilities with multitasking skills.
  • Confidence with social media platforms and comfortable using these in a professional context while understanding the tone suitable for different platforms.
  • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise, plan and meet deadlines successfully.
  • Flexibility with last minute requests. This role is within a fast-paced environment and the post holder will remain calm and approachable at all times.

The Person:

  • Commitment to the BSB Guiding Statements
  • Committed to achieving the best at all times for BSB students
  • Belief that in learning and in life more is achieved together than alone
  • Committed to the safety and wellbeing of BSB students.

In return, we offer:

  • A full-time, permanent contract with generous holiday provision
  • On the job training
  • Interesting position in an international environment
  • An attractive salary – BSB Operational scale – Band 3 representing a minimum of € 43.653 and maximum € 68.227 gross per year, depending on the years of relevant experience) and extra-legal benefits including hospitalisation insurance, extra pension payments, luncheon vouchers, free use of the BSB sport facilities.

Application process:

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 3 April 2024 at 12:00 (CET).

Interviews will be held at the school on 10 April 2024.

We look forward to receiving your application. If you have not heard anything further from us by mid-April, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

 “The British School of Brussels is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.” (with reference to the most recent KCSIE)

 BSB is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our community.

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