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Head of Communications

Marketing & Communications

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £50,132 to £58,089 per annum
Tenure:  Full time Permanent, working 1.0 FTE
Release Date:  Monday 13 May 2019
Closing Date:   Friday 24 May 2019
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  MC18-10

Staffordshire University is on a journey to become the foremost modern higher education institution in the UK, with an international reputation for excellence, and we are looking for inspirational and effective people to take us to the next stage.

In 2018 we broke into the World University rankings for the first time and were named as a top 50 UK university by the Guardian. The quality of our student experience has placed us in the top 10 for teaching quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and 2019 and we are on track to achieve a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

We are currently recruiting a Head of Communications to lead and manage the external and internal communications strategy of the University. This position will be crucial to build effective relationships with a broad audience of stakeholders and strengthen the reputation of the University globally. We are seeking an experienced communication person that will enhance student recruitment, student retention, staff engagement and partnership collaboration. 

Working with the Director of Marketing and Communications, you will create impactful proactive campaigns to drive recruitment and reputation through local, regional and national, educational & business channels. With an in-depth understanding of PR management, you will also manage the public affairs agenda working with the SLT (Senior Leadership Team) and Executive to deliver enhanced engagement, influence and contribution to KPIs. 

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of leading and managing communications within a complex organisation and significant experience of working directly to senior leadership teams and Chief Executives, providing constructive challenge and delivery of sensitive and confidential initiatives.

For further information please refer to the attached job description and person specification.

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At the University we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background. We particularly welcome applications from Women and Black and Asian Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the University at a senior level.

To apply, you will be required to complete an online application form and submit a copy of your CV quoting the relevant reference number for the role you are applying for.

Please note: All correspondence at each stage of the process for employment within Staffordshire University will be sent to you via the email address you applied from, please ensure you check your emails regularly. Please check your junk / spam email folders for any further communication from us.


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