Student Communications Officer

City, University of London - Student and Academic Services

Background
City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 19,500 students (35% postgraduate), is top in London for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide), well above the sector average for graduate employability in most subjects and eleventh in the UK for starting salaries. City joined the University of London in 2016.

In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university: it has recently agreed a new Vision & Strategy 2026.

We are seeking a proactive and dynamic Student Communications Officer to implement an institution-wide approach to communicating key messages to students. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating institution-wide student facing communications, utilising existing platforms and supporting the development of new channels. As part of this they will lead a small team of part-time student staff and work with our academic schools and professional services on developing their communications to students.

Responsibilities
We are seeking a proactive and dynamic Student Communications Officer to implement an institution-wide approach to communicating key messages to students. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating institution-wide student facing communications, utilising existing platforms and supporting the development of new channels. As part of this they will lead a small team of part-time student staff and work with our academic schools and professional services on developing their communications to students.

Person Specification
Success in this role will require a positive approach and sound knowledge of current communication trends. You should have experience of working across a large, complex institution, working with a variety of stakeholders to deliver effective communications. Supported by excellent written and oral communications skills, you will need to show evidence of being able to engage with a broad audience through multiple mediums.

Additional Information
In return, we offer a comprehensive package of in-house staff training and development, and benefits that include a defined benefit pension scheme.

The position is initially for a 12 months on a fixed term contract.

Closing date: 11.59pm on Wednesday 23rd August.

Actively working to promote equal opportunities and diversity.

For more information and to apply, click on the link below. Please note only candidates clearly displaying key attributes in the person specification will be considered for interview.

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