Head of Marketing and Communications

Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
£63,668 - £73,782 per annum depending on experience 
01 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
14 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Marketing and Student Recruitment
Paisley Campus
Head of Marketing and Communications 
Grade SS1: Salary £63,668 - £73,782 per annum depending on experience 
Full time, Permanent

THE POST – Head of Marketing and Communications

We have big ambitions. Do you?

This is an exciting opportunity to provide leadership across all aspects of the University’s corporate marketing and communications activities with a focus on further growing the University’s reputation and brand to enable University of the West of Scotland (UWS) to continue to develop as a sought after learning destination.

The post holder will take a leading role in conceptualising, delivering and evaluating sector-leading marketing, communications, engagement and public affairs plans and campaigns, and will manage a high-performing team of talented professionals to provide an outstanding and innovative service.

You will be part of an ambitious and forward-thinking wider Marketing and Student Recruitment department which puts our students at the heart of everything we do.

We are seeking a dynamic leader who will provide proactive strategic insight, horizon scanning and innovation to ensure that the University’s marketing and communications outputs deliver against objectives and achieves cut-through with our target audiences.

UWS was named Higher Educational Institution of the Year in The Herald Higher Education Awards 2022 and is officially ranked by Times Higher Education in the top 600 universities worldwide (2022 World University Rankings) as well as in the top 150 universities worldwide under 50 years old (2022 Young University Rankings). University of the West of Scotland is one of Scotland’s largest and most dynamic modern universities. Our reach across the country, together with our London campus, means that UWS is a significant force in global knowledge creation, innovation, and a leading provider of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree education. Our degrees provide students with a transformational experience; equipping them with highly sought-after graduate skills that set them up for global success in world-leading sectors, industries and businesses. With cutting-edge courses, modern pedagogy and practical knowledge, we enable our students and staff to experience the joy of learning, teaching, research and innovation, and apply their knowledge for the benefit of others.  

Our professional services teams are the backbone of UWS, providing robust and innovative solutions to support the vast range of work across learning and teaching, and research and innovation. You will join a supportive and dedicated team, playing a key role in a range of work that will help drive forward our ambition to deliver world-leading research, and graduates who will design, shape and build a new future. Find out more about our Professional Services teams. 

We offer our staff a caring and supportive environment, across five campuses, and a competitive benefits package which includes: 

  • 43 days of leave including public/university holidays
  • 23% employer’s pension contribution, including death in service benefits on joining the pension scheme
  • A flexible approach to working pattern and work-life balance
  • Employee discount scheme across 3,500 retailers
  • Fitness facilities across our campuses
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing resources, including occupational health, physiotherapy and access to our Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Professional, career and research development opportunities.

To find out more about this opportunity please contact Emma Edwards, Director of Marketing, Communications and Student Recruitment at

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

Closing Date: 14th September 2022    
Interview Date: 3rd October 2022

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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