Senior Communications Manager

Leeds, United Kingdom
£40,792 to £48,677 p.a.
18 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
30 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Do you want to play a leading role in developing and delivering alumni and supporter communications strategies to build relationships and achieve University strategic objectives? Are you able to lead and build collaborative relationships with multiple stakeholders? Can you lead, coach and manage a team of communications professionals?

The University of Leeds has one of the largest alumni communities in the Russell Group, and benefits from the interest, involvement and support of an engaged alumni and donor community. Alumni and supporters make a significant contribution to the University’s strategic priorities in student education, research and innovation, and internationalisation through their advocacy and generous gifts of time and money. Many more are not current supporters but are still important members of the community. Leeds alumni are a diverse group of people of different backgrounds, ages, careers and motivations, all of whom have a connection to Leeds.

To organise ourselves for future success the Alumni and Development team has recently been reconfigured to bring all those with core communications responsibility into one team. We have redefined our approach to communications, focusing on the need to prioritise some audiences (volunteers, donors, recent graduates and influencers), monitor success, share messages across channels and across the University and work together as an integrated, focused, flexible and committed team.

Leading a team of 4 you will have strategic responsibility for alumni and development communications. You will be an experienced communications professional, with a proven ability to work collaboratively and build relationships and networks to achieve your objectives and an experienced leader, able to build a motivated, high performing, purpose-driven team.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Fridey Cordingley, Deputy Director: Alumni and Supporter Communications

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 4258, email:

Location:      Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:      Professional Services
School/Institute:      Alumni & Development Team
Category:      Professional & Managerial
Grade:      Grade 8
Salary:      £40,792 to £48,677 p.a.
Post Type:      Full Time
Contract Type:      Ongoing
Closing Date:      Sunday 30 June 2019
Downloads: Candidate Brief

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