Work for Pestalozzi

Work with us to remove financial barriers to
accessing quality education opportunities

Work for Pestalozzi

Work with us to remove financial barriers to accessing quality education opportunities
Watch this space for paid and voluntary opportunities to join our team.

Current vacancy

Marketing Officer (Maternity Cover)

This is an exciting opportunity for a creative, responsible person with excellent communication skills to make a significant impact and market a fantastic charity. We are seeking a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit. Working in a central location as part of a small but dedicated team this role covers a range of tasks and would suit applicants with a flexible approach, an eye for detail and the ability to hit the ground running.
  • Reports to:
    Student Scholarship, Alumni Liaison and Development Fund Manager
  • Accountable for:
    Some supervision of volunteers
  • Purpose of post:
    The positive promotion of Pestalozzi across all areas of its activities
  • Basis of appointment:
    Part time (21 hours per week) – flexible including some evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays. Option to work from home for up to 2 days per week
  • Contract length:
    12 months (Maternity cover)
  • Salary:
    £23,500 pro-rata per annum
  • Closing date:
    21st May 2021

Job Description

Main Tasks
  • Maintain, develop and create content for the Pestalozzi website (WordPress) using monitoring tools such as Google Analytics to improve performance
  • Manage and maintain Pestalozzi’s social media profiles, ensuring that these are updated regularly to engage new supporters using scheduling tools such as Hootsuite
  • Promote Pestalozzi to reach a new audience using social media ads, Google ads and other online and print channels
  • Produce, procure, edit and catalogue a wide range of imagery and video for promotional purposes
  • Maintain and build links with Pestalozzi alumni, gaining support and information relevant to the on-going needs of the charity
  • Oversee the procurement of content, design and editing of the Pestalozzi Newsletter and then organise its distribution, currently twice a year, liaising with external design, print and distribution companies
  • Edit and organise a range of communications for different supporter segments including Pestalozzi eNews (every two months) and supporter campaigns
  • Design and produce marketing materials for Pestalozzi (e.g. flyers, posters and reports), liaising with external designers and printers to find the best value options
  • Build and consolidate local, regional and national media contacts for the promotion of the charity, maximising media coverage
  • Plan, organise and implement fundraising campaigns to increase income for the charity
  • Champion the Pestalozzi brand, consistently embedding Pestalozzi’s ethos, key messages and brand elements in all external communications and promoting brand awareness internally
  • Maintain a sensitive and professional approach towards internal and external contacts, mindful of confidentiality and anti-discriminatory practices
In addition
  • Such other duties as may from time to time be required
All staff are expected to treat any knowledge concerning student or staff as confidential and to adhere to the trust’s Statement of Purpose and Statement of Values.

Person Specification

The position requires education to diploma level or above with a relevant qualification evidenced by certificates (e.g. NVQ 4 or HNC, Higher BTEC)
The person must have a practical and demonstrable record of experience of the following:
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral, with a range of audiences
  • Practical and demonstrable experience of marketing through employment or volunteering (e.g. marketing, PR/press, digital and social media, communications)
  • Experience of using Google Analytics and AdWords, Hootsuite (or similar), design software, CRM databases (e.g. Donorfy, Raiser’s Edge, etc.), MailChimp and WordPress
  • Excellent proofreading and copy skills
  • Excellent IT skills in particular Microsoft Office and 365
  • Excellent web-management and social media skills
  • Strong organisational skills and excellent time management
  • Working well as part of a small team
  • Working independently and on own initiative
  • Prioritising and working to deadlines
  • Ability to develop copy for multiple use across a range of media
  • Knowledge of fundraising and the use of fundraising tools (JustGiving etc.)
  • Liaising with young people to produce marketing materials (e.g. at a secondary school, university etc.)
  • Knowledge and skills in digital marketing
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Experience of working in the charitable sector
  • Interest in international development through education
  • Clean driving licence
Work Complexity
Semi-routine work, including selection or interpretation of well-defined procedures, with the ability to address problems within broad guidelines. The compilation and collation of routine statistical data.
Supervisory Responsibility
The postholder may have some supervisory responsibility for volunteers.
Financial responsibility
Contributes to the setting of and management of the Fundraising and Marketing budget.
Problem Solving
The post holder must be able to solve problems applying solutions previously learnt and to analyse, evaluate and exercise considerable creative thinking.
Freedom to Act
The post holder must be happy to work within established procedures, exercise discretion in work selection and priority and only refer more serious queries to a supervisor.
All Pestalozzi staff are ambassadors for the organisation and are expected to manage external contacts and routine queries appropriately. It is important for the post holder to develop productive relationships with all Pestalozzi staff and volunteers.
Working conditions
A willingness to be flexible is essential.


To apply, please download and complete this application form and send it along with your CV to

Why work for Pestalozzi?

  • Are you looking for a new challenge?
  • Are you inspired by the way our students are committed to education to change lives?
  • Are you impressed by the commitment demonstrated by our scholars and alumni to make a positive impact in the world?
We are a small and friendly charity based in East Sussex, UK. Our students are selected from Zambia, Zimbabwe, Indonesia, Uganda, Belize, Bhutan, India, Nepal and the exiled communities of Tibet. Joining our staff team is a unique opportunity to support the education of high achieving, low income students who value the education that they receive and strive to make a difference. We respect and value individuals from all backgrounds and embrace diversity of opinion and ideas, listening with an open mind. We value the unique contributions of all those with whom we work and welcome the richness of their cultures. Inclusivity strengthens our team and through the power of our diverse community we can work together to create a more equal world.
We ensure fairness and flexibility by offering comparative and competitive salaries.
Meet Trustee Mark Stanton and find out why he wanted to become part of the team and what it means to him:
Trying to improve your CV or just wanting to volunteer for a good cause? Get in touch to see how your skills and time could benefit the work we do.
For any queries relating to working at Pestalozzi, please contact us on 01424 870444 or email

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