IT Communications and Engagement Manager

Southampton, United Kingdom
£39,739 to £50,296 Per annum
01 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
14 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Office of the Executive Director

Location:  1 Guildhall Square
Salary:   £39,739 to £50,296 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Thursday 14 July 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1884722JF

The University of Southampton’s ICT Team, iSolutions, are seeking a dynamic and talented Communications and Engagement Team Manager who can help us shape and improve the way in which we engage and communicate with our University community to successfully deliver exciting, transformational IT projects.

Working as part of the CIO’s office, you will be responsible for leading and mentoring a small team of communications professionals who are engaged in a variety of communications activities. Working with your colleagues, you will develop messages for our audiences, co-ordinate work across the University campuses and deliver effective communications across a range of channels, including print, digital and social media.

iSolutions is one of the largest departments within the University’s Professional Services Group and we provide a broad and complex range of ICT services to support our diverse user community of more than 20,000 students and over 5,500 University staff.

 You can you help us succeed by bringing:

  • Experience of delivering engaging internal communications in a large organisation.
  • Exceptional communication skills showing a strong sense of purpose, creativity and flair.
  • Excellent writing skills with an ability to effectively present complex technical issues to a diverse audience.
  • The ability to organise, plan and deliver effective communications and engagement activities in line with wider project plans and time frames.

What can we offer in return?

The University of Southampton is a member of the Russel Group, placed 16th in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 and in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings 2023. It is a fantastic and vibrant place to work, you can learn more about us here

iSolutions is a busy department dealing not only with day to day IT support for our University community but also a wide range of transformational projects in support of the University strategy. We are a collegiate, inclusive team of IT professionals striving to deliver world class support and you will have the opportunity to get involved in many areas of delivery and engage in the use of new collaboration platforms. Work life balance is also important to us and working patterns can reflect and fit in with personal commitments as needed.

As part of our commitment to your well-being, we offer an occupational pension scheme and generous holidays.  Staff also have access to our state-of-the-art on-campus sports, arts, and culture facilities, a full programme of events, and access to a number of university employee-discount schemes.

The University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, colour, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Nash (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email . Please quote reference 1884722JF on all correspondence.

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