Communications & Marketing Manager

Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
£44,045 - £49,552 per annum
01 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
13 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Marketing and Student Recruitment
Paisley Campus

Communications & Marketing Manager
Full-time, 35 Hours per week 
£44,045 - £49,552 per annum

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 of this senior role will be responsible for leading and delivering effective, integrated external and internal communication, marketing, events and stakeholder relations activity for UWS. 

Through the provision of dynamic and highly visible leadership, key deliverables of this post include; high impact media relations and PR, targeted digital communications and marketing campaigns, event management and stakeholder relations as well as high quality internal communication services for UWS staff across our five campuses. 

With responsibility for proactively managing and enhancing UWS’ reputation the post holder will oversee the generation of key corporate content and messaging in line with our Corporate Strategy via appropriate channels to clearly defined audiences. 

You should have in depth knowledge of, and a proven track record in, implementing best practice in corporate communications and marketing, experience in delivering and managing effective media relations for a large complex organisation as well as experience in leading and managing effective internal communications for a large organisation.  Strong stakeholder engagement and management experience alongside experience of managing external and internal high-profile events are also essential.

The role is a permanent, full-time appointment based at UWS Paisley Campus.  

A relevant degree or equivalent, and a professional qualification relevant to the area of work, gained through either a postgraduate qualification or through membership of a related professional body is also required.

Contact info
For an informal discussion please contact Emma Edwards, Head of Marketing and Student Recruitment at or on 0141 848 3728.

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

Closing Date:    Sunday 13th October 2019 
Interview Date:  Tuesday 29th 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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