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Digital Communications Manager

University of Leeds - Professional & Managerial

Location: Leeds
Salary: £35,333 to £42,155 Grade 7 (p.a. depending on experience)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd September 2022
Closes: 12th October 2022
Job Ref: CSCOM1112

This role will be based on the university campus, with scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner. We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

Are you a digital communications manager, able to design, produce and manage purposeful, accessible and audience-first website content within a complex environment? Are you experienced in using content design best practices to ensure content is engaging, accurate and designed to meet the needs of its target audiences? 

The University of Leeds is one of the top 135 universities in the world.  We have a truly global community, with more than 39,000 students from 170 different countries and over 9,000 staff of 100 different nationalities. Established in 1904, we have a strong tradition of academic excellence, reflected in first-class student education, along with world-leading research that has a real impact around the globe. 

The Communications and Engagement Department is responsible for developing the University’s global profile, protecting its reputation and creating communications and engagement opportunities for our diverse community of more than 9,000 staff and 38,000 students.   

This appointment comes at a particularly exciting time for the University as it begins delivering a 10-year strategy. Universal Values, Global Change centres on three key themes – culture, community and impact, all with a focus on driving down inequalities and creating the next generation of global citizens. 

Working alongside a team of dedicated and friendly communications professionals, you will play a key role in delivering the University’s strategy and how it is articulated and communicated online.

We are seeking a highly-motivated digital communications specialist to manage our team of Content Editors and Writers and lead the development of key website content, including on our primary www.leeds.ac.uk corporate website.    

 What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus 16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That’s over 40 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme – the University contributes 21.6% of salary;
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls;
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and more;
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.

And much more!  

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Katherine Hackett, Assistant Director of Communications and Engagement

Email: k.e.b.hackett@leeeds.ac.uk  

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