Director of Communications

Cardiff University Students` Union

Salary pro rata £50,765 to £56,291. The role is a permanent full-time position. It offers an excellent working environment and benefits package including 38 days annual leave, plus bank holidays.

The Organisation

Cardiff University Students’ Union (CUSU) has a vision of working with every Cardiff student to enhance their university experience. As a student-led, independent part of the university, CUSU represents students and provides a diverse and inclusive range of activities and services that enrich student life. These include advice, training, skills development, volunteering opportunities, employment and other services that promote inclusion, friendship and personal development. CUSU supports over 200 student societies and 60 sports clubs that boast more than 10,000 members.

CUSU is also the recognised voice of students at Cardiff University, joining students in campaigning about the issues important to them. The trading subsidiary of CUSU, Cardiff Union Services Limited, manages a purpose built facility in the centre of Cardiff and operates cafes, shops, bars and events that help fund CUSU’s charitable activities. CUSU is based on Park Place and at the Heath Park campus, employing over 100 permanent staff and 300 student staff. The organisation is ranked in the top 100 of the Sunday Times Best Not-for-profit Companies to Work For, as well as holding Gold status through Investors in People. CUSU aspires to have a positive impact on the wider community in Cardiff and is consistently graded the number one Students’ Union in Wales and in the top ten in the UK for student satisfaction.

The Job

A rewarding and exciting opportunity has arisen for a Communications Strategist to lead the development and management of the Union's diverse marketing and communication initiatives and enhance the Union's identity and communications capability. Key responsibilities will include creating and leading an effective response to the impact of the Centre for Student Life, improving student engagement and increasing commercial performance in advertising, retail and on-line sales whilst driving an internal and external communications strategy that positively affects employees’ and customers’ understanding, engagement and commitment. As a senior member of the Strategy Management Team, this post will also shape the overall future of the Cardiff University Students’ Union, inputting into all aspects of the organisation.

The Person             

You will hold a degree level qualification in media and communication, marketing, public relations, journalism or a business related field, and ideally hold a post-graduate management or communications qualification. You will be able to evidence high levels of knowledge, competence and achievement relevant to a communications role in a commercial environment and have significant experience of successful leadership and management.  You will also be expected to have knowledge of the University system and student needs. 

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For further information, including copies of the Job Description and Person Specification, please email  and include "Director of Communications" in the subject line.

Please note, we reserve the right to close or extend this position depending on application numbers. Therefore we would urge candidates to submit an application as early as possible.

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