Head of Media Relations

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£44,001 to £49,048 per annum
21 Oct 2021
End of advertisement period
28 Oct 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term

School/Department Communications and External Affairs
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.
Contract type Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period 12 months
Salary Full-time starting salary is normally in the range of £44,001 to £49,048 per annum
Apply by 28/10/2021

Role Description

Communications and External Affairs (CEA) welcomes applications from experienced media relations professionals.

About the Role

CEA is responsible for building and protecting Cranfield’s reputation, engaging with a range of stakeholders and raising awareness of Cranfield’s brand and its distinctiveness.

CEA is responsible for the communications, public affairs, brand and content strategies, supporting the University’s strategic priorities and plans for growth.

About You

Reporting to the Director of Communications and External Affairs, the role holder will work with key internal stakeholders and influence these key working relationships to ensure that the level of advice and professional communications and media support provided to the University Executive and Schools/themes meets their needs and is of the highest standard. You will manage the University's Press Office.

You will work collaboratively to devise and implement effective communications and media relations strategies; PR campaigns and crisis communications plans and responses.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. Find out about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here. We are currently piloting hybrid working arrangements until April 2022.  This means the majority of our staff are spending between 40% and 60% of their time working from the office where job roles allow.

How to apply

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Duncan Murray, Director of Communications and External Affairs, on (E):

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