Head of Global Corporate Communications

Heriot-Watt University - Marketing & Communications

Heriot-Watt is looking for an exceptional professional communicator able to tell the story of our great university to audiences that stretch across the globe.

You’ll use your professional skills and practical knowledge of latest communication thinking, along with your significant management experience in a large complex organisation, to build relationships and a highly effective communication team. With them you will deliver highly valued services, award-winning creative campaigns and compelling stories of our success. Your experience of internal communication will ensure our global community of students, scholars and professionals are committed to our goals and understand how they contribute to our success. And last but not least your proven ability to work with our strategic partners and external bodies to deliver joint communication will add value to our relationship and our reputation.

Situated at our beautiful campus just outside Edinburgh, you will naturally enjoy the benefits of working for a leading Scottish and UK university including a competitive salary, pension, a world-class sports facility and excellent holidays. And of course living and working in a capital city globally renowned for its history, architecture and culture, you and your family will enjoy an exceptional quality of life.  

You will effectively lead and manage global corporate communications so as to provide a first-class service to our University. To drive innovation and best practice especially in the use of digital communication, safeguard and significantly enhance the University’s global profile and reputation and to provide integrated brand-led communications that help to deliver the University’s strategy.

Education and Qualifications

Essential Criteria - First degree or equivalent

Desirable Criteria - Professional membership of CIPR or CIM

This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Therefore we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK. For further information on this please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website: https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts at Heriot-Watt.

For application details and further information please go to: www.hw.ac.uk/apply-jobs

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