Marketing Business Partner

Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
£30,046 - £35,844
19 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Marketing & Student Recruitment
Marketing Business Partner
£30,046 - £35,844
Full-time: 35 hours per week

About University of the West of Scotland
This is an exciting opportunity to join University of the West of Scotland (UWS), one of Higher Education’s most innovative modern universities. 
We have 4 vibrant campuses across the west of Scotland as well as a campus in central London.  

Our campuses boast some of the most modern, pioneering and sustainable Higher Education learning and teaching facilities in the UK – our new Lanarkshire Campus was the winner of the ‘sustainable buildings that inspire’ accolade in the Guardian University Awards 2019.

The University’s 19,900 student population includes a growing international student cohort comprising more than 140 nationalities. 

We have also established ourselves as a force for good through our internationally relevant ground-breaking research in areas including eye-care, drone technology, artificial intelligence, thin films and sensors, 5G networking, arthritis and dementia care.

UWS was ranked in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2019 as being in the world’s top 150 universities under 50 and the highest ranked young university in Scotland.

The role
This is a key role in the University’s high-performing Marketing & Student Recruitment Department. The post holder will act as the liaison between the Marketing & Student Recruitment Department and internal clients in schools and departments to plan, create and oversee the production of engaging and effective content which promotes the University’s strengths in all areas.

You will have proven experience in developing and managing innovative marketing and communication plans, will have provided specialist advice and guidance with respect to communication approaches, especially at a senior level or to those with non-marketing backgrounds.  You will have a track record of effectively project-managing internal and external resources, including writing clear and effective briefs and monitoring progress to deliver on budget and on time.  You will demonstrate experience of using research, analytics and evaluation of marketing activities to inform and support creative concepts and decision-making.  

It is essential that you have excellent interpersonal and communication, both oral and written.  You will have the demonstrable ability to write, edit and proof compelling content.  Excellent IT and digital marketing skills, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and new media communications tools (such as blogs, podcasts, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, etc.) are essential.  

Our ideal candidate will have a relevant degree or equivalent experience, a creative thinker with proven ability to create compelling content and devise innovative marketing activities targeted at specific audiences.  You will be a natural collaborator, resilient with a focused approach.  

For an informal discussion please contact John Tafe, Head of Digital and Web at or on 0141 849 4439 

Further information, including details of how to apply are available at

Closing Date:    Wednesday 2nd October 2019
Interview Date:  Wednesday 16th October 2019

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups. 

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520 

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