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Internal Communications Officer

University of Portsmouth - Professional Services - Marketing and Communications

Location: Portsmouth
Salary: £27,924 to £30,497 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th October 2021
Closes: 24th October 2021
Job Ref: ZZ600490

Employment type:  Fixed-term (18 months)

Interview date:  02 November 2021

The University of Portsmouth is an ambitious institution with a track record of success. One of only four universities in the south east of England to achieve a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework and ranked in the top 150 in the Times Higher Young University World Rankings. Join a dynamic university, with an ambition to be the top modern UK university by 2030.

We are looking for an experienced Internal Communications Officer to join the team on a 18-month fixed-term contract.

You will be part of a small team delivering high quality and high-volume communications to over 2,500 staff and 25,000 students in a dynamic, creative environment.

The team works across all faculties and professional services, and at all levels, to ensure the University’s key messages are heard and understood through a range of channels.

You will possess excellent writing skills and an ability to communicate complex issues in a simple and clear way to staff and students. You will plan and deliver staff and student facing news articles, e-newsletters, printed materials, events and social media posts.

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented communications professional to join a results-driven team where innovation and collaboration are strongly encouraged.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Sion Donovan, Internal Communications Manager at or +44 (0)23 9284 3707.

The University of Portsmouth believes this role may be eligible for sponsorship with UKVI under the Skilled Worker Route visa. Please familiarise yourself with the requirements set out before applying for this role. If you are unable to meet the requirements for sponsorship you will need to confirm details of an alternative visa to work in the UK when applying for this role.

Anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of our commitment to equality and diversity, ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment. Personal details will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel. If you’ve been asked to upload further documents, they should not contain identifying information.

We kindly ask that candidates do not send CVs or cover letters as these will not be considered.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons and all appointments will be made on merit. As we are committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark, we would particularly welcome applicants from Black, Asian, or from other ethnic groups who are currently under-represented at this level in this area.   

For more about us: Working at Portsmouth

For detailed information about the vacancy: ZZ600490-1 - Internal Communications Officer.docx

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