Communications Content Officer

Bristol, United Kingdom
£29515 - £33199 per annum
Tuesday, 20 August 2019
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 29 September 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Division/School Development Engagement
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full time
Salary £29515 - £33199 per annum
Closing date for applications 29-Sep-2019

Founded over a hundred years ago, the University of Bristol has revolutionised society with its cutting-edge research and education. An international powerhouse of learning, discovery and enterprise, the University’s excellence is acknowledged locally, nationally and globally.

As a Russell Group university ranked in the top 50 universities in the world (QS 2019), Bristol’s future will be as remarkable as its past.
We are recruiting for a Communications Content Officer to join our dynamic, ambitious and fast-growing Development and Alumni Relations (DARO) team. As a team we are all motivated by the impact of our work and our shared vision to ‘unite our global community to inspire positive change and transform people’s lives’.

In this new position, you will create high-quality content for internal and external audiences, rich in text, film, visuals and audio, for DARO mass and bespoke marketing and communications campaigns and projects.

The content that you create will be used across a variety of digital and offline communication channels and platforms including print, website and social media to advance and deliver fundraising and engagement activities.

Your background in a Marcomms role alongside your excellent communication skills will enable you to develop compelling narratives about the University of Bristol and create material for communications with diverse audiences with many different interests and relationships with the University. You will develop content that brings the cause to life and puts the voice of the beneficiary at the heart of communications across stewardship, regular giving, major gifts, alumni and stakeholder engagement. You will also have experience of producing high quality bespoke proposals and presentations for high value pitches. You will have a proven track record of strong copywriting, editing and art direction skills and have audience-focused storytelling at the heart of your work.

You will be persuasive and inquisitive, with strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills. You will build dialogue and trust with senior academics and leaders within the University as well as external contacts such as high-profile authors, actors or philanthropists. Working independently, your excellent organisational skills will enable you to you will be able to navigate a large complex institution and work under pressure to meet varying communication deadlines.

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.

For more information please contact Clare Walsh, Communications Content Manager & Editor at

It is anticipated that interviews will take place on Wednesday 9th October 2019.

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.