Marketing and Communications Officer

The University of Manchester - The University of Manchester Library

Closing Date : 22/01/2018
Employment Type : Permanent
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Library & Cultural Institutions
School/Directorate : The University of Manchester Library
Division : Strategic Marketing
Hours Per week : 35 hours per week
Salary : £31,604 - £38,833 per annum
Location : University of Manchester Library, Oxford Road
Job Reference : L&CI-11195

The University of Manchester Library is one of only five National Research Libraries and the third largest academic library in the UK. Our vast and rich collections (both print and increasingly digital) help us to deliver a world-class library and information service for the University of Manchester. While our primary objective is to meet the learning, teaching and research needs of University members, we are also fully committed to widening access to our services to individual researchers, local schools and others in the regional community.

As part of the Library’s Strategic Marketing team, the successful candidate will focus on initiating, creating, developing and delivering marketing and communications activity to support the Library strategy.

We are looking for an experienced marketer with a passion for communications methodology and creativity. With a fresh innovative approach you will be keen to support your colleagues to create and deliver their messages through smart and effective channels.

Culture and Values – Our Five Ways of Working

The University of Manchester Library strives to create a working environment that is supportive and rewarding providing a platform from which we can achieve our ambitious strategy.

1. Empowerment – Empowering and supporting individuals to take more risks

2. Openness – More questioning and working with greater openness and trust

3. Inclusion – Creating an inclusive culture by recognising each other’s differences and strengths

4. Responsibility – Taking collective responsibility to achieve our shared goals

5. Support – Delighting in our success whilst supporting each other through adversity

It’s important that all colleagues share in this vision and are committed to helping create a working environment that is both rewarding and fulfilling. Please consider this before applying for this role.

Hours & Place of Work

Normal working hours are 35 hours per week.

This post is based primarily in the Main Library, Oxford Road. However, all Library employees are required to work at any Library site, as necessary.

All Library staff are required to wear a name badge.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as black and minority ethnic (BME)/male candidates are currently under-represented at this level in this area, we would particularly welcome applications from BME/male applicants. All appointments will be made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Michelle Sharples


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date and interviews are planned for early February 2018.

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