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Digital Communications and Marketing Co-Oridnator

University of Essex - Communications and External Relations

Location: Colchester
Salary: £25,728 to £28,936 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th August 2018
Closes: 28th August 2018
Job Ref: REQ01692

Communications and External Relations

Communications and External Relations brings together the main areas involved in leading the

University’s strategic positioning and profile. Engaging with students, staff and stakeholders we promote the University’s excellence in research and education, and ensure its profile is communicated in a consistent way. We take an innovative and creative approach to our work and are at the forefront of new and best practice in communications, marketing, and stakeholder and customer service.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Advancement Office which is responsible for delivering Alumni Relations and Philanthropy at the University. The Alumni Relations team manage our on-going relationship with the University’s 100,000 graduates and deliver a lifelong membership programme which informs and engages our global alumni community. The Philanthropy team develop and manage a portfolio of supporters to the University, with a focus on individuals (including alumni, staff and other stakeholders), charitable trusts and foundations and corporates, in support of scholarships, student activities and research.

Duties of the Role

The post holder will be responsible for co-ordinating and delivering communications and marketing activity for the Advancement Office. You will be responsible for digital communications activity across social media, email, web and other marketing activity. Working closely with both the Alumni Relations and Philanthropy teams, this role will devise communications plans which support engagement of our key stakeholders and deliver campaigns to help achieve our strategic aims.

Skills and qualifications required

The successful candidate will be educated to A Level or equivalent standard and will have experience working within a Marketing, Communications or Alumni Relations environment. You will bring passion and an in-depth knowledge of social media to grow our online engagement with alumni and Advancement stakeholders.

With advanced copy writing skills, you will be able to adapt content for different audiences. Candidates should be able to demonstrate excellent organisational and communication skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. It is also essential that you have an enthusiastic, proactive, customer focussed and results orientated approach and have the ability to build collaborative relationships with colleagues across the University.

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.

Please use the ‘Apply’ button to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here. Our website contains more information about the University of Essex. If you have a disability and would like information in a different format, please telephone (01206) 874588 / 873521 / 873461.

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