Senior Communications Officer

London (GB)
(£) 38017 to 44045
02 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
21 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Maternity Cover
Full Time

Senior Communications Officer (Staff and Stakeholders) – Fixed-term to cover maternity leave, up to 12 months

Reference Number 60030935
Location Northampton Square
School / Service Professional Services
Department Marketing and Communications
Contract Duration Fixed Term
Hours Full-time

Salary Range (£) 38017 to 44045


Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade, City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university.

We are currently seeking to appoint a Senior Communications Officer (Staff and Stakeholders) to cover a period of maternity leave (up to 12 months) who can work with us to deliver effective internal communications to all staff, as well as to external stakeholders to connect them to City’s developing civic engagement agenda.

Part of the Communications and Events Team in the Marketing & External Relations Department, the department works across the University to develop, among other things, marketing materials, events, publications, media relations and a web presence to support its activities. The Senior Communications Officer will join a team of motivated communications professionals.


Using the full range of communications channels, the Senior Communications Officer will deliver key communications to staff to enable them to carry out their roles and stay connected to the University.

They will be responsible for advising colleagues across all levels and areas of the University, including the Executive Team, on staff communications and messaging, often producing copy under very tight deadlines using first-class written communication skills.

Other duties will involve working closely with the Vice-President (Strategy and Planning; Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) on the development of City’s Civic Engagement Strategy and subsequent delivery, ensuring promotion and engagement with internal and external stakeholders along with being responsible for the line management of the Communications Officer (Staff and Stakeholders).

Person Specification

The successful candidate will have extensive experience of working in internal communications, including the use of a wide range of communications channels such as intranet and e-newsletters, as well as stakeholder engagement, coupled with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Highly developed interpersonal and influencing skills are essential as the job involves building relationships with people across all levels of the University and in the community, including local neighbours and members of the local council.

Experience developing and delivering communications and community engagement strategies, working with community organisations and knowledge of the higher education sector is desirable.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date for applications: 11:59pm, 21st July 2020

Interviews are likely to be held on Thursday 6 August 2020

Actively working to promote equal opportunity and diversity

Academic excellence for business and the professions

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