Are you our new Employer Branding Specialist?

If you're ready for your next challenge and want to work with a team of passionate and talented individuals, we want to hear from you!

Employer Branding Specialist Job Summary

Pupil Progress, an innovative education technology company, is seeking an enthusiastic and talented Employer Branding Specialist to join our team. In this role, you will be pivotal in shaping and communicating our employer brand to attract and retain top talent. As the Employer Branding Specialist, you will report directly to the Marketing Director and work closely with the founding team to strategically position Pupil Progress as an employer of choice.

Reports to:

Marketing Director

In the Founders words:

‘This is an extremely exciting opportunity, not only is the business growing quickly, you will be exposed to a wide variety of different experiences, job roles and tasks that will provide a real opportunity for responsibility and project ownership with fast progression.’

‘We have learned to be adaptive and agile and will rely on your growing expertise, welcoming feedback, suggestions and ideas. You will be working with highly experienced and motivated leaders in a company where we all take responsibility for the success of the company.’ 

Barnaby Grimble (Chief Product Officer) 

Salary range:

The salary will range from £30,000 - £40,000 depending on experience level for full time applications, while we’ll also welcome prorata rates for reduced hours, for example, Monday-Friday 9 AM - 4 PM, and also for part time.

About us

Pupil Progress was started six years ago by two experienced secondary school senior leaders with a mission to transform how data is used in education. 

We have built a company with a web-based platform that supports thousands of teachers in all aspects of assessment tracking, reporting and analysis. We give teachers confidence in their data so they can make the decisions to improve their teaching strategies and unlock their students’ potential.

Responsibilities and tasks

  • Conduct Brand Research: Employ diverse strategies to understand internal and external perceptions, utilising surveys, focus groups, exit interviews, social media analysis, and engagement with recruitment agencies.
  • Define Employer Value Proposition (EVP): Craft a compelling EVP that highlights unique benefits, growth opportunities, company culture, work-life balance, and aligns with the broader goals and principles of Pupil Progress.
  • Communicate Employer Brand: Utilise various channels such as the company website, social media, job postings, and events to consistently convey compelling stories that showcase Pupil Progress's culture, values, and mission.
  • Walk the talk: Ensure consistency between the communicated employer brand and the actual employee experience, living up to promises made during the hiring and onboarding process. Ensuring with the Marketing Director that it is captured and documented on our key social media channels, leading on the curation and management of the employer brand content for social media.
  • Employee Engagement: Recognise employees as brand ambassadors and encourage them to share positive experiences, enhancing the credibility and reach of the employer brand. You will also lead and create employee experiences, from employee reward schemes to social experiences. 
  • Office management: There will be a degree of administrative and operational duties to ensure the smooth running of people management, covering but not limited to office processes, sourcing and recruiting talent, and ordering supplies.
  • Challenges in Employer Branding: Address hurdles such as aligning employer brand with corporate brand, maintaining consistent communication, curating a positive online reputation, adapting to remote work, and addressing diversity and inclusion.
  • Measuring Impact: Track key metrics, including time to hire, cost per hire, employee engagement scores, and retention rates, to measure the effectiveness of employer branding initiatives.


If you're ready for your next challenge and want to work with a team of passionate and talented individuals, apply today to join our team!

Candidate requirements:

What you’ll need:

We are looking for bright, self-motivated, dynamic individuals meeting the following criteria:

  • Proven experience in employer branding, marketing, or related fields.
  • Strong understanding of branding, employer value proposition, and effective communication strategies.
  • Ability to collaborate with both the marketing and HR personnel to align employer branding efforts.
  • A love of people and the ability to bring out the best in them.


Core Competencies:

  • Project and Account management - the ability to take responsibility and do whatever it takes to achieve project objectives; being driven, energetic and keen to test your skills.
  • Attention to detail - you take great care with tasks and respect craftsmanship for doing things correctly and complying with policies and procedures.
  • Interpersonal skills - the ability to appreciate another person’s motivational and emotional needs so that you develop effective working relationships with others both inside and outside the organisation.
  • Motivation - you are a self-starter with the drive and aspiration to make the most of any opportunities to showcase your talents. Being results-orientated, you willingly accept personal responsibility and are determined to reach a successful conclusion.
  • Self-confidence - you are optimistic and upbeat in your outlook, and you are composed and self-assured, readily expressing your ideas and opinions in a manner that inspires confidence in others
  • Analytical - you have a systematic and considered problem-solving style, and you will critically evaluate information from various sources and question the efficacy of different proposals or solutions.
  • Creative - you are curious and have lots of ideas, and you are a resourceful problem solver


Other information

  • Mon-Fri 9-5.30pm, office-based in central Brighton (by station) 
  • Opportunity for flexible and remote working 
  • 23 days annual leave plus bank holidays as standard
  • Pro rata rates for reduced hours an option


  • Flexible working hours. We believe in the power of results, not just the number of hours worked.
  • Remote location policy which crafts an agreed working from home solution with you
  • At Pupil Progress, we're all about helping people progress. We provide global opportunities to help you grow and shine. We're a fast-growing startup with big goals, and we want you to help us achieve the next milestone in our journey.
  • We know that continuous learning and development are key to success, which is why we provide learning and development and mentoring from senior staff.
  • Pension scheme.
  • We will train you to use our CMS across Hubspot and as needed
  • Opportunity to experience a range of roles and build your skills and interest
  • Opportunity to get in at the early stages of a rapidly growing company
  • Direct access to the company’s founders
  • A role with real responsibility from the start
  • Working from a central Brighton office location with access to our Central London hub offices
  • 1 additional day of leave added for every year served up to five years
  • Last but not least, you'll join a fantastic team of enthusiasts who value collaboration, energy, and openness. Our onboarding process is fast-paced yet supportive, so you'll feel right at home from day one.

Recruitment process

This role will be recruited remotely, using Zoom video conferencing to host a 2-stage interview process. A face to face interview will be required for the final stage of the hiring process. 

The hiring process may also include a task that replicates activities that will be within your core responsibilities. 

Additional Information

This role is primarily situated in our Brighton office, offering you the chance to immerse yourself in our headquarters' vibrant and collaborative atmosphere. Recognising the evolving dynamics of the modern work environment, we strongly emphasise work-life balance and flexibility. For experienced candidates, we are delighted to offer the possibility of a hybrid work option.

In addition to our Brighton location, we also maintain a branch office in London, which further facilitates our hybrid work options. We enthusiastically encourage candidates who reside in or near Brighton and London to apply. 

Proximity to these cities aligns with our flexible work arrangements and ensures effortless access to our physical offices whenever possible.

To apply

Please email your CV or LinkedIn profile and cover email to our Marketing Director, Bethanie Lunn: by close of business, Monday 4th December 2023.

Interviews begin W/E 8th December 2023.

Bethanie Lunn

Marketing Director



Leave a comment on this post

Thank you for for the comment. It will be published once approved.
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.