Programme Communications Manager

Leeds, United Kingdom
£33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
19 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
18 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Are you an experienced communications professional with the ability to build strong relationships and influence a range of audiences? Do you have a track record of establishing and managing change communication strategies and delivering impactful content? Are you committed to using your professional expertise to enable the University to achieve its strategic ambitions? 

The University is currently establishing a large change programme to deliver improvements to our corporate processes and systems. The Corporate Processes & Systems Programme is a transformational change programme that will improve the processes, systems, data and ways of working across Finance, Human Resources, Procurement and Strategy and Planning, that support both the delivery of Corporate Services and the planning of the University. The vision is to create a University enabled by streamlined and consistent processes and robust and insightful data, with clear ownership and control, supported by modern and future-proofed technology that is understood and enjoyed by its users. Our ambition is to reduce the time that academic and professional services staff spend on transactional activity and the manual preparation of plans, forecasts and reporting, which will allow a stronger focus on academic and service delivery, business partnering and other value-adding activity.
We are looking for a change communications specialist to help engage colleagues and other internal and external stakeholder groups in this work. Reporting to the Head of Internal Communications, in close liaison with the Lead Programme Manager, you will be part of both the Programme Team and the University’s wider Communications team.

You will have proven change communications skills and the ability to balance priorities, deal with complex stakeholder needs and succeed through cooperation and collaboration with others. You will help to instil the principles and benefits of change management and be happy to collaborate with other change specialists across the University.  

As Programme Communications Manager, you must be able to demonstrate significant experience in working at an influential and productive level in change communications, from strategic design through to content and event delivery.

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

Nicola Whitefield, Head of Internal Communications

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 5019, email:

Location:     Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:     Professional Services
School/Institute:     Communications Team
Category:     Professional & Managerial
Grade:     Grade 7
Salary:     £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Post Type:     Full Time
Contract Type:     Fixed Term (for 2 years)
Release Date:     Tuesday 15 October 2019
Closing Date:     Tuesday 29 October 2019
Downloads:     Candidate Brief 

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