Communications Manager (Estates)

University of Southampton - Public Affairs

The University of Southampton is looking for a highly-skilled communications professional to support the ambitious development plans outlined in its new 10-Year Plan. The University will be investing in the region of £600 million over the coming decade, with a series of high-profile new buildings planned across the University’s campuses. 

Reporting to the Public Affairs Officer, you will be responsible for a seamless approach to the development and implementation of communications strategies and operational plans.

You will have excellent communications, organisational and interpersonal skills, together with a proven track record of implementing successful communications strategies in a complex organisation. You will excel at building strong relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and confidently handle challenging situations.

You will be a highly organised team player, prepared to work across different work locations, and have experience of managing multiple complex projects and public engagement activities. Experience of large-scale planning applications in the UK would be advantageous.  

Interviews are scheduled during the week beginning 20 March 2018. 

For informal enquiries, please contact Jonathan Walsh on 023 8059 8886 or via email

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Elsa Samwell (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507. Please quote reference 972518GR on all correspondence.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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