Head of Engagement Communications

Leicester, Leicestershire (GB)
£53,353 - £61,823
27 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
26 Mar 2023
Application for Head of Engagement Communications
Contract Type
Full Time

Directorate: Marketing and Communications

Grade: H, Salary: £53,353 - £61,823

Full Time (37 hours per week), Permanent

DMU is an ambitious, globally minded institution with a clear focus on delivering high-quality teaching and research. A culturally rich university with a strong commitment to the public good, it strives to maintain a stimulating, innovative and inclusive environment where staff and students are able to thrive.

This is a really exciting time to join us. The Marketing and Communications team at DMU is growing, and this newly created role will be a key member of the Directorate’s senior leadership team.  

The Head of Engagement Communications will lead strategic engagement communications across all the key university audiences, including staff, prospective and current students, and external stakeholders. Leading the Engagement Communications team, you will develop and deliver highly effective and innovative campaigns, using a range of media, and all aligned with the university’s strategic ambitions. The Head of Engagement Communications will also head up the university’s social media strategy and delivery.

DMU has a new strategy, The Empowering University, and has embarked on an ambitious programme of transformation.  This role will work closely with both the Vice Chancellor, Chief Transformation Officer and University Leadership Team to develop and deliver an exceptional internal communications programme, effectively engaging our staff with the strategy and key areas of delivery.  This represents a shift in focus for communications at DMU, and offers a significant opportunity to drive change and make positive impact.

To be successful, you will have a demonstrable track record of delivering cutting-edge communication campaigns to influence a wide range of audiences. With a proven ability to influence and persuade at all levels within an organisation, you will have knowledge of communications strategies, concepts and practices and excellent track record of achievement across a wide range of projects and campaigns.

For any informal enquiries, please contact Alice Parker (Talent Acquisition Advisor) either via email: or telephone: 0116 366 4572

Further information

View Recruitment Pack - Job Description and Person Specification.

To apply

Please submit the below documentation to the Talent Acquisition Team by emailing: Please use ‘Application for Head of Engagement Communications’ in the subject field of the correspondence.

  • A CV setting out your career history including key responsibilities and achievements, and details of two referees
  • A supporting statement (no longer than two A4 pages) outlining your skills, qualities, experience and suitability for the role. Please note: Your supporting statement will be used upon shortlisting stage to determine whether you have the necessary skills and experience to successfully carry out the duties of the role. Within your supporting statement, please clearly demonstrate how you meet each of the essential and desirable criterions found in the Recruitment Pack ‘Person Specification’ section for this role.

Closing date: We welcome all applications before midnight on Sunday 26 March 2023. 

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