Director of Marketing & Communication  

Newport, Shropshire (GB)
£70,000 - £75,000 per annum
16 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
19 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Director of Marketing & Communication  

Department:        Marketing & Communication 

Salary:            £70,000 - £75,000 per annum 
(The point of entry will be dependent upon relevant qualifications and experience)

Location:        Newport, Shropshire

Opening Date:        16 April 2019

Closing Date:        19 May 2019

Harper Adams University specialises in teaching, research and knowledge transfer in the agricultural, food, land-based and environmental disciplines and is the largest higher education institution of its kind in the UK. It has an outstanding record of achievement in teaching quality, graduate employability and in the National Student Survey and a reputation for delivering teaching, applied research and knowledge exchange that is directly relevant to industry. This exciting role has become vacant following the appointment of the current Director to a senior role at another University.  

The Director of Marketing & Communications will be responsible for ensuring that the work of the University is effectively communicated to a wide range of organisations and individuals outside and inside the institution.  Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor, the Director will be responsible for leading our marketing and communications teams, developing promotional campaigns, managing student recruitment, access and participation and outreach activities and delivering effective marketing plans and relationship-building with key agri-food and HE sector bodies. This is a challenging position for a marketing and communications professional who will play a major role in the development of the University. 

You will have senior level management experience gained within a large, complex organisation. A proven track record in the delivery of innovative and value added marketing strategies is also essential, together with experience of communications and brand management. Articulate and a good influencer, you will excel at leading teams through times of change and have a thorough understanding of the HE landscape.

Application procedure: To download the appointment details for this role, including the job description, person specification and information on how to apply, please visit https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/work-with-us/jobs

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Dr Catherine Baxter, University Secretary in the first instance by email to cbaxter@harper-adams.ac.uk or by calling 01952 815256.  

Closing date for receipt of applications: Midnight on 19th May 2019 

Interviews will be held on Monday 10th June 2019  

This post may meet the relevant criteria to allow the University to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship to non-EEA nationals who wish to come to work in the UK through Tier 2 of the Points Based Immigration System.  For information on the sponsorship system, please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration. You are advised to assess your circumstances against the criteria set out in the UKVI policy guidance, available at https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration. UK NARIC provides advice and guidance on international qualifications at UK NARIC Visas and Nationality

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