External Communications and PR Manager

University of Surrey - Marketing & Communications

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Recently ranked 4th in the Guardian League Table for UK Universities and shortlisted by the Sunday Times for the University of the Year Award, The University of Surrey is looking to recruit a talented and experienced External Relations Manager within our central team to support corporate priorities, including our teaching and learning, international and research strategies.

The External Relations Manager will be a qualified communications professional with extensive experience of communications, public relations, social media, news management and public affairs.

You will have experience in audience segmentation, stakeholder analysis and using market insight to develop clear communications plan for the local, national and international intermediaries, stakeholders and influencers. The success of this work will have a very significant impact on the future success and overall financial health of the University.

You will be an active member of the Communications and Public Relations leadership team ensuring that student recruitment and research reputation activity are effectively planned and executed. They will be required to balance the needs of the faculties, academics and commercially agree priorities to achieve increased reputation and influence. As such you will have outstanding customer relationship building and interpersonal skills.

You will be joining at an exciting time of change and opportunity and will be required to contribute immediately and provide strong project management experience. Experience of working in a corporate communications desirable. Excellent copy-writing, leadership, planning, influencing and communication skills are essential with strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.

As part of a rapidly changing sector, this role presents a wonderful opportunity for individuals looking to have significant impact in an increasingly complex global market for higher education.

In addition to salary you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement and excellent development opportunities. Benefits package includes generous salary package, award-winning pension scheme, child care assistance and discounted membership to our world-renown Surrey Sports Park.

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

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