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Marketing and Communications Officer

University of Birmingham - College of Social Sciences

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £27,924 to £30,497 p.a. Grade 6
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th November 2021
Closes: 12th December 2021
Job Ref: 57923

College of Social Sciences

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK
 
Full time starting salary is normally in the range £27,924 to £30,497. With potential progression once in post to £34,304 a year

Fixed term contract for up to 18th October 2022
 
Closing Date: 12th December 2021

We are seeking to recruit a full time Marketing and Communications Officer to be based in the College of Social Sciences, to implement a range of marketing and communications plans across the College. The Marketing and Communications Officer will be responsible for the development and implementation of marketing and communication plans in order to grow the reputation and profile of all four Schools and their constituent parts. They will work closely with the rest of the team and proactively across the College to deliver a strategy which represents the evolving operating environment in each of the distinct sectors with which we work across our areas. Working across the whole spectrum of marketing and communications, and experienced in both digital and offline marketing communications, the post holder will manage and implement multiple projects across research communications, public engagement, policy impact, and profile raising activity.

Person Specification

  • Degree-level education or equivalent work experience
  • Experience of devising, and delivering, multi-channel strategic communications plans
  • Good level of experience of working in a marketing or communications environment
  • Event management experience, involving internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience of translating complex information into accessible communications and multiple channels
  • Demonstrable understanding of the complexities and competing factors related to research environment and higher education 
  • Proven copywriting ability for a range of audiences and communications channels
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Enthusiastic approach with an ability to bring people together to work on a common cause
  • Ability to influence people in senior positions
  • Management and supervisory experience
  • A proven, high standard of written and oral communication and confidence of dealing with projects at all levels
  • Well-developed administrative and organisational skills with a proven ability to pay meticulous attention to detail
  • Computer literate, confident and competent in the use of database systems and electronic communication
  • Experience of using social media as part of a marketing or communications campaign
  • Experience of coordinating and evaluating digital advertising campaigns
  • Ability to use analytics and interpret data to inform your work
  • Experience of using CMS and CRM software
  • Ability to work with initiative and being able to prioritise work in a pressured environment and manage multiple workloads simultaneously
  • Experience of administering budgets and using financial systems 
  • Flexibility to work out of hours as required (including occasional evening and weekend work) and a willingness to travel where necessary 
  • Prepared to undertake occasional work in the evenings and weekends with some nights spent away from home. 

For informal inquiries please contact Ceara Wason – c.j.wason@bham.ac.uk

Closing date: 12th December 2021

Reference: 57923

To download the full job description and details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below or visit https://bham.taleo.net/careersection/external/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en&portal=101430233  Please quote Job Ref 57923 in all enquiries.

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