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Head of Communication and PR

Company Educor (Pty) Ltd
Reference # HCPRKZN001
Published 05/05/2022
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Introduction

Educor is the largest private education supplier in Southern Africa, managing 10 educational brands across its more than 60 campuses and sites in South Africa and internationally. As a Group we possess a rich heritage with brands that have been in existence for many years. Since our inception in 2008, Educor has evolved into an education giant offering face-to-face, distance and online learning. Our face to face brands include Damelin, CityVarsity, ICESA, Central Technical College and recently the Dermatech Training Institute. Distance brands include INTEC College, Damelin Correspondence College (DCC) and our higher-education distance brand, Lyceum. New additions to the Educor house of brands are our innovative and inspiring online brands, Damelin Online and CityVarsity Online. These brands remain the cornerstone of the Educor stable.
Job Functions Communications,Marketing,Public Relations
Industries Education
Specification
Head of Communication and PR
Pinetown
Market Related

Responsible for planning, development and implementation of all of the
Organization’s marketing communications, and public relations activities, both external and internal. Oversees development and implementation of support materials and services for chapters in the area of marketing, communications and public relations. Directs the efforts of the marketing, communications and public relations to staff and external parties.

REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOB:
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, marketing, public relations preferred. Graduate degree in a related field is desirable.
Minimum 10 years’ experience in senior consumer facing marketing and/or communications and/or PR roles
Experience of dealing with the media
Demonstrated ability in managing and motivating a multidisciplinary team
Able to demonstrate a broad range of professional management, communication and marketing skills
Understanding of using insights to shape strategic and operational plans
Experience of digital media platforms
Understanding of brand protection and growing value in a brand.
Able to work strategically without close supervision whilst being a key and supportive member of the Senior Management Team
Able to manage a heavy work programme, work to set priorities and achieve against targets
An analytical, numerate and disciplined thinker who has the ability to think complex issues through and produce commercially sound judgments
A committed and loyal individual, prepared to work the necessary hours to meet deadlines.
Excellent computer literacy is essential especially in MS Outlook, MS Word and MS Excel.

COMPETENCIES OF THE JOB:
Planning and organizing competencies
Excellent Interpersonal and Managerial Skills
Good team player
Good attention to detail.
Good communication skills especially verbal and written English.
Able to work independently
Ability to function in a highly pressurized environment
Ability to manage, inspire and lead a team on a day-to-day basis for optimum output.

Requirements

REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOB:
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, marketing, public relations preferred. Graduate degree in a related field is desirable.
Minimum 10 years’ experience in senior consumer facing marketing and/or communications and/or PR roles
Experience of dealing with the media
Demonstrated ability in managing and motivating a multidisciplinary team
Able to demonstrate a broad range of professional management, communication and marketing skills
Understanding of using insights to shape strategic and operational plans
Experience of digital media platforms
Understanding of brand protection and growing value in a brand.
Able to work strategically without close supervision whilst being a key and supportive member of the Senior Management Team
Able to manage a heavy work programme, work to set priorities and achieve against targets
An analytical, numerate and disciplined thinker who has the ability to think complex issues through and produce commercially sound judgments
A committed and loyal individual, prepared to work the necessary hours to meet deadlines.
Excellent computer literacy is essential especially in MS Outlook, MS Word and MS Excel.
Job Closing Date 30/06/2022
   
   
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