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Content Manager

The University of Manchester - Communications, Marketing and Student Recruitment

Location: Manchester
Salary: £41,526 to £51,034 per annum, depending on relevant experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th April 2021
Closes: 21st April 2021
Job Ref: PSX-016553

Job reference: PSX-016553
Location: Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing date: 21/04/2021
Salary: £41,526 to £51,034 per annum, depending on relevant experience
Employment type: Permanent
Faculty/Organisation: Professional Services
School/ Directorate: Communications, Marketing and Student Recruitment
Hours per week: full time
Contract Duration: Permanent

The University of Manchester is highly respected across the globe as a centre of teaching excellence and innovative research and discovery. With 25 Nobel Prize winners among our current and former staff and students, and as part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, we have a history of world firsts and brilliant discoveries, from splitting the atom to giving the world graphene.

We are committed to world-class research, an outstanding student experience and social responsibility in everything we do. When you join our university, you become part of a truly diverse and international community of staff and students all focused on ensuring we are recognised globally for the benefits we bring to society.

The Division of Communications, Marketing and Student Recruitment is offering an exciting opportunity for an experienced content professional to join their award-winning University Marketing team.

The successful candidate will evolve and manage a strategic approach to the University’s complex information hierarchy, ensuring the intuitive presentation of content and messages across all platforms and a meaningful brand experience in support of Divisional objectives and the University’s vision and strategic plan. They will generate campaign concepts, straplines, key messages, features, case studies and human-interest stories in support of our student marketing and recruitment activities and to enhance our wider reputation for innovation, pioneering discovery and social good.

Essential attributes include significant experience of sourcing and producing marketing collateral; excellent copy-writing and proofreading skills; the ability to communicate complex information to multiple audiences across all channels and media; and experience of managing a large and complex website.

The successful candidate will possess highly developed interpersonal and leadership skills with which to motivate direct reports and inspire internal colleagues and external partners. These will be complemented by excellent project management skills and the ability to work under pressure to achieve deadlines.

In such a complex, multi-layered environment the key to your success will be an ability to work positively and collaboratively with a range of colleagues from diverse backgrounds in accordance with our University values.
As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.

Happy to talk flexible working.

Blended working arrangements may be considered.

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: Andy Simmons

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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.

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