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Communications Officer

Marketing and Communications

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £24,461 to £28,331 per annum pro rata
Tenure:  Full time Fixed Term working 37hrs p/w for 6 Months
Release Date:  Monday 11 January 2021
Closing Date:   Friday 22 January 2021
Interview Date:   Tuesday 02 February 2021
Reference:  MRC20-04

Who is Staffordshire University?

Staffordshire University is an award-winning institution with over 100 years’ experience in delivering excellent higher education. Our main Stoke-on-Trent campus is located in the heart of the UK, with Centres of Excellence located in the towns of Stafford and Shrewsbury.

After a highly successful year in 2019, which included entering THE World University rankings for the first time, securing TEF Gold, and climbing in all the league tables, our University has constantly expanded its physical presence through new and industry-leading building developments and facilities. Looking towards our 2030 strategy, we are now transforming specific business processes to improve the student experience and integrate a wider feeling of inclusion and safety for our on-campus community.

About the role

As Communications Officer, you will support our Internal Communications Manager in ensuring that all communications channels are up to date, focusing on issues such as the COVID-19 pandemic, Brexit and policy-related changes to ensure our students and staff are kept informed and updated in terms of how these changes impact them.

In this role, you will act as departmental Communications lead for ongoing changes within the HE landscape, while supporting our overarching Internal Communications plan for students and staff.

The successful applicant will have excellent organisational skills and the ability to capture the attention of staff, students and key stakeholders, driving our reputation as a Civic University while supporting student satisfaction and employee engagement.

An excellent multi-tasker with the ability to work on numerous projects simultaneously, the post holder will be adept at communicating and engaging with multiple target audiences through a range of channels.

The preferred applicant will possess:

  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills, with a flair for communications and customer service
  • Proficiency with digital marketing tools including Content Management Systems, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platforms, intranets and communications apps
  • Analytical skills, with the ability to interpret data and qualitative inputs
  • Proofreading and editing skills, with the ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, with the ability to write in line with our house style and deliver a consistent tone of voice across a variety of communications channels

 This post is for a 6-month fixed term contract.

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

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay 
  • Starting from 29 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

 

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Further details:

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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