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Communications Officer

University of Kent - Marketing, Recruitment and Engagement

Location: Canterbury
Salary: £27,924 to £31,406 per annum (grade 6)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 10th September 2021
Closes: 24th September 2021
Job Ref: AHUM-090-21

Are you an experienced communications professional with in-depth knowledge of what it takes to create high quality impact-driven copy, video, email newsletters and digital content?

If you are a natural storyteller, have a background in journalism or copywriting, and creative and innovative flair with a high level of attention to detail, then read on:

We have an exciting career opportunity to join the Marketing, Recruitment and Engagement Team in the Division of Arts and Humanities. Our work spans admissions, student recruitment, marketing, outreach, communications and alumni engagement, and we aim to ensure that prospective students see Kent as their first choice to fulfil their academic and personal potential. This means they get the right information, at the right time and in the right place, through inspiring and engaging communications.

You will draw upon your own knowledge and experience and the expertise and advice of colleagues across the University to design and implement campaigns and support the production of high quality publications and promotional materials.

As Communications Officer, you will:

  • create and disseminate engaging and effective communications for undergraduate and postgraduate applicants, current students, staff and alumni of the Division
  • establish relationships across the Division and the wider University to ensure our communications resonate with our audiences and are both fresh and relevant
  • take a lead role in developing and maintaining websites and social media channels
  • play a key role in producing inspiring copy for undergraduate and postgraduate prospectuses and other recruitment and marketing materials
  • analyse and monitor our communications to ensure they are engaging, informative, and deliver desired outcomes
  • support academic staff in their work with the media, helping maximise press opportunities

To succeed in this role you will have:

  • experience of sourcing and creating inspiring content that motivate audiences to take action and delivers to desired outcomes
  • experience of creating compelling content for use across a wide range of platforms
  • an understanding of email marketing and social media channel management
  • knowledge and understanding of, or a personal interest in, communications in the Higher Education sector

This is an exciting opportunity to join a diverse and creative team who help ensure that applicants and students have a positive experience from enquiry through to enrolment and beyond as they become members of our alumni community. You will be an individual who is passionate about creating an inspiring applicant/student/alumni experience and focused on placing this at the heart of your work.

The Division of Arts and Humanities is a thriving academic community with a strong tradition of interdisciplinarity. Our work spans architecture, the creative arts and design, languages and linguistics, history and archaeology, literature, music, philosophy and religion.

The University of Kent is a distinctive and attractive place to work. We employ around 6,000 staff, including academic and research staff and a full range of support and administration staff. Our stunning main campus in Canterbury, Kent was founded in 1965 and is set among green and tranquil open space overlooking the spectacular Cathedral. Our staff enjoy competitive salaries, an occupational pension scheme, generous holiday entitlements and a great working environment. 

Please see the links below to view the full job description and to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on jobs@kent.ac.uk quoting ref number: AHUM-090-21

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