Communications Manager - Fixed term contract

Job summary
Fixed term contract - 18 months

As Communications Manager, you will work across the organisation to deliver employee communications and support on communications to our many examiners. You’ll be responsible for ensuring our internal communication channels meet the organisation’s needs. You’ll also need to provide colleagues with tactical advice, guidance and support on their communications to ensure a joined-up and audience-focused approach, with clear and consistent messages.

We need a pro-active all-rounder with a great track record in developing and managing internal communication channels. You’ll understand what excellent employee communications look like and be able to advise colleagues across the organisation. You’ll be skilled at developing and creating engaging content, and aligning messages and plans, while having the flexibility to respond to emerging priorities. You'll be great with people too – making a positive contribution to the team and building strong collaborative relationships across the organisation. You’ll have the credibility to influence internally at all levels as well as the ability to help others develop their communication skills.

You’ll be educated to degree level (or equivalent) and have previous experience of a similar role in a complex, customer-facing organisation.

About AQA

We are an independent education charity and the largest provider of academic qualifications taught in UK schools and colleges. We set and mark papers for more than half of all GCSEs and A-levels, and in 2018 we awarded more than three million of these qualifications. Born out of five leading universities, we have over a century of qualifications expertise. Today, we employ more than 800 people and work with around 27,000 teachers, lecturers, subject experts and academics, who help set and mark our exams.


At AQA we recognise our employees’ contribution and in return we are proud to offer an extensive reward and benefit package. This includes:

•a competitive salary
•standard 35-hour working week
•25 days annual leave rising to 30 days, plus all Bank Holidays and additional Christmas leave
•excellent contributory pension scheme
•an enhanced maternity/paternity and sick pay scheme

No agencies, thank you.

AQA is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. AQA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment. Our Safeguarding Policy is available on our website.

How to apply

To apply, please upload your CV and covering letter including your current and expected salary as one document via our website. Closing date for applications is 10am on Monday 3 June 2019 with interviews taking place on Thursday 13 June 2019. However, applications will be reviewed as we receive them and if a suitable candidate is identified, we reserve the right to close our adverts sooner.