Head of Communications, News and Content

Coventry, United Kingdom
£50,141 to £54,772 per annum with scope to progress to £62,588 per annum
10 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
26 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date 16/06/2019
Faculty / School or Service Marketing and External Affairs
Salary £50,141 to £54,772 per annum with scope to progress to £62,588 per annum
Package As one of Coventry's biggest employers, we offer some pretty impressive benefits including an excellent pension scheme and generous holiday allowances.
Job category/type Professional Services

Job description

Coventry University's proven success is driven by its hard working ethos. The highest ranking modern university in England for 7 years running (Guardian 2013-2019), we achieved a gold rating in the UK government's 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). Our vision is to continue to enhance our position as a leading provider of innovative education and impactful research both nationally and across the world.

Marketing and External Affairs are seeking a talented and driven Head of Communications to join our team. The post-holder will be instrumental in transforming our current approach to communications, reviewing all aspects of execution and delivery across all levels. This will range from setting out our strategic position, our media engagement plan and the required broad-based content across a range of social and digital channels.

This is a senior management role and the successful individual with be expected to lead by example and to develop a culture of high performance. To achieve this, an enthusiastic and proven management style is required, alongside experience of leading and developing others. The ability to identify, implement and embed both the right culture and efficient processes to ensure individuals and the team deliver outstanding results is key to this role.

Person Specification:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience.
  • Outstanding communicator and ability to develop and implement communication strategy and plans that combine traditional and digital media.
  • Experienced leadership capability; can demonstrate the ability to build and develop high performance.
  • A passion for education and an understanding of the value and contribution of Higher Education.

Please note CV's not accepted - Applicants must review the attached application advice and complete our full online application process.

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