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Director of Strategic Internal and Change Communications

University of Bristol - Strategic Communications and Marketing Management Team

Location: Bristol
Salary: £71,995 to £85,025 per annum, Grade: M Range 1
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 1st March 2024
Closes: 13th March 2024
Job Ref: SUPP111004

The role

Are you a dynamic and forward-thinking professional ready to take the helm in driving transformative change within a prestigious university setting? We are seeking an experienced and collaborative leader to help shape and develop our internal and change communication and engagement efforts and enable and support our ambitious and exciting strategy.

What will you be doing?

  • Strategy: Take the lead in crafting and executing an institution wide internal and engagement communication strategy that aligns seamlessly with our organisational goals and narrative. Your role will involve shaping the way we communicate, ensuring clarity, engagement, and resonance. Acting as a head of profession you will provide guidance and advice to both your team/s and to senior leadership group and Executive Director to build capability within the organisation.
  • Change Communication Expertise: Navigate the exciting landscape of change by owning and driving our change communication strategy. Collaborate closely with sponsors and cross-functional teams to seamlessly integrate communication plans, supporting initiatives that redefine the future of our institution.
  • Stakeholder Collaboration: You will become a natural coach and partner who can deftly forge impactful partnerships with senior leadership and key stakeholders, enabling them to help drive understanding and engagement.
  • Innovation and Adaptability: Embrace a culture of innovation and adaptability. Leverage your creative instincts to inspire and empower teams, fostering a positive and resilient atmosphere as we embark on exciting journeys of transformation.

You should apply if

  • Proven track record in strategic internal communication and change management.
  • Exceptional collaboration and relationship-building skills.
  • Track record of developing and implementing comprehensive approaches to measure the effectiveness of staff communications.
  • Demonstrated success in building and nurturing effective relationships with senior internal stakeholders.
  • Hands-on experience in planning and implementing change communication strategies.
  • Visionary mindset with a focus on driving positive organisational change.

Why Join Us?

  • Impactful Contribution: Be at the forefront of driving change in a leading educational institution.
  • Innovative Environment: Thrive in a dynamic and forward-thinking environment that encourages creativity and embraces positive change.
  • Collaborative Culture: Work alongside a diverse and talented team, fostering a culture of professionalism, collaboration and continuous improvement.

Additional information

Selection Process: The selection process will comprise two stages: the 1st stage interview, scheduled for Wednesday, 20th March, and the 2nd stage interview, scheduled for Friday, 22nd March.

Contract type: Open ended with fixed funding for 18 months 

Work pattern: Monday - Friday, 35 hours per week.

This advert will close at 23:59 GMT on 13th March 2024. 

For informal enquiries, please contact Annabel Chalker, Executive Director of Strategic Communications & Marketing - annabel.chalker@bristol.ac.uk

Our strategy and mission

We recently launched our strategy to 2030 tying together our mission, vision and values.

The University of Bristol aims to be a place where everyone feels able to be themselves and do their best in an inclusive working environment where all colleagues can thrive and reach their full potential. We want to attract, develop, and retain individuals with different experiences, backgrounds and perspectives – particularly people of colour, LGBT+ and disabled people - because diversity of people and ideas remains integral to our excellence as a global civic institution.

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