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Communications Assistant

Marketing and Communications

Location:  Stoke Campus
Salary:   £22,149 to £24,948 Per Annum - Full Time Permanent
Release Date:  Wednesday 14 September 2022
Closing Date:   Sunday 16 October 2022
Interview Date:   Tuesday 25 October 2022
Reference:  MCRP22-03

Who is Staffordshire University?  

We are the Connected University with 100 years of experience and ambition in becoming the UK’s foremost digital Institution. Our main campus is located in Stoke-on-Trent, alongside our Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Staffordshire University London’s Digital Institute is our first campus outside the Midlands. 

With more than 10,000 Full Time Undergraduate and Postgraduate students on campus, we continue to drive innovation and change, aiming to positively disrupt our sector. For our University, it is about so much more than the numbers. In fact, if there’s one thing that sets us apart, it’s our people who are all #ProudToBeStaffs. Every one of our employees goes above and beyond to deliver on our connected mission, responding to the needs of our students, academic partners, businesses and society.   

Over the past 5 years, we have transformed ourselves into a Gold standard provider of teaching and learning, gaining historically high positions in the UK league tables. With digital skills being at our core, we strive for diversity in all its forms and play an important role in our local communities and regional economies.

About the role 

This is an opportunity to join the University’s creative and proactive Communications Team, based within the Marketing, Communications and Public Relations department. You will support the Internal Communications Manager in ensuring all internal communication channels are up to date, with particular focus on the student communication plans and staff and student events. You will support the team’s need to capture the attention of the broad audience of staff and students to drive the University’s reputation and support employee engagement and student satisfaction, through the creation of eye catching and informative multimedia content.

The preferred applicant will possess:

  • Knowledge of the processes of marketing and communications, and an understanding of the principles of internal communications
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills with a track record of forming positive and successful working relationships and networks
  • The ability to proofread and edit information quickly and accurately, for staff and student communication
  • A creative approach to storytelling and an understanding of how to engage audiences 
  • Experience in creating multi-media content across multiple platforms

In return for your dedication, we have a competitive benefits package available

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • 32 days Annual Leave (depending on job grade) plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Access to continued professional and personal development
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans

We reserve the right to close any vacancies when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. All applicants are advised to complete and submit your applications as soon as possible.

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Further details:

Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University. 

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.


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