|High Holborn, London
|£42,477 to £50,961 per annum
|8th December 2023
|8th January 2024
University of the Arts London (UAL) is seeking a motivated and talented Communications Manager (International) to join our dynamic communications team. Reporting to the Head of External Communications, you will play a crucial role in enhancing UAL's reputation and global impact by developing and implementing an external communications strategy. Your expertise in developing and implementing press and media campaigns will help position UAL and our academic experts in prominent media outlets, conferences, and public forums, elevating their profiles globally and advancing our collective impact in support of our 10-year strategy.
This is a brand-new role where the postholder will devise and execute a strategic approach to building relationships with key media, working closely with UAL’s leading academics and researchers. Working closely with colleagues in UAL’s Research and Knowledge Exchange and International Relations Unit teams. The post-holder will use communications, and external affairs methods to raise the profile of our impactful research, innovative practice and thought leadership, and build social purpose partnerships that can deliver on our strategic objectives in target markets overseas, focusing on North America initially.
The post sits within the University’s recently formed Social Purpose Group. The group brings together communications, the new Social Purpose Lab, fundraising and UAL’s recently launched Storytelling Institute. Together, the group will enable UAL to change and shape the world for the better.
The communications department is a collaborative, creative and inclusive team who understand the role of communications in championing the transformative power of creative education. We speak on behalf of the creative industries across all platforms and cultivate relationships with some of the country’s leading experts and opinion formers.
The communications team has a vital role to play. We want to bring high quality education to more students than ever before and give our students the education they need to flourish in a changing world. We have ambitious targets including achieving net zero by 2040 and ensuring our workforce is 30% B.A.M.E by 2025.
We are looking for a candidate with a proven track record in developing and delivering complex international press and media campaigns in either an in-house or agency setting. An adept and experienced manager they should be able to lead and mentor their team and build positive internal and external relationships.
We are UAL
University of the Arts London (UAL) offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. UAL is home to a diverse body of over 6,000 academic, professional and technical staff who support more than 21,000 students from 130 countries.
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Closing date: 23:55, 8th January 2024.
If you have any queries about this role or need any reasonable adjustments for your application, please contact Sahil Ibrahim, Resourcing Adviser via email at Socialpurposestaffrecruitment@arts.ac.uk.
UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.
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