Head of Media, Communications and Engagement

Birmingham, United Kingdom
£40,931 to £43,414 per annum
24 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
14 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Salary: £40,931 to £43,414 per annum
Contract Type: Permanent, Full-time
Closing Date: 14-04-2023 12 Midday
Support/Academic/Management: Support

University College Birmingham is looking for a Head of Media, Communications and Engagement to lead our newly developed Media, PR and Communications function.

It is an incredibly exciting time to be joining University College Birmingham, with a new partnership in place with the University of Warwick. In addition, the University won University of the Year in the 2022 Whatuni Student Choice Awards, the leading higher education awards based solely on student choice and has recently been shortlisted in 9 categories of the upcoming 2023 awards. We have recently welcomed our first cohort of further education students in construction and engineering, with more exciting curriculum plans for the future.

The Head of Media, Communications and Engagement is a new role, and will support in leading the University’s Media, PR and Communications strategy, leading on delivery of key activities to enhance the University’s reputation and actively manage our external engagement and brand profile.

The successful candidate will be the primary lead on development and delivery of activities to raise awareness, position the University regionally, nationally, and internationally, and ensure impactful communications to tell our story.

The role requires experience of leading public relations and media engagement, stakeholder engagement strategies to build and manage reputation and profile, and internal communications and engagement strategies and management.  The post holder will be an excellent communicator in all mediums, with the ability to motivate and support others to deliver.


  • 38 days’ paid leave per year (26 days’ annual leave plus 12 bank holiday and concessionary days)
  • Local Government Pension scheme
  • Private healthcare 
  • Excellent staff development opportunities 
  • Salary sacrifice car leasing, tech and cycle schemes 
  • Heavily-subsidised on-site car parking 
  • Free Gym Membership 
  • Hybrid Working Opportunities 
  • Employee Assistance Programme 

Closing Date - Friday 14 April 2023 at midday.

Standard information:

UCB is an equal opportunities employer.

University College Birmingham is proud to have been voted UK University of the Year in the prestigious 2022 Whatuni Student Choice Awards. We are also the best university for Student Support. The awards are voted for by students showcasing the incredible relationships we foster here at University College Birmingham between Staff and Students.

University College Birmingham works in partnership with the University of Warwick - Ranked eighth in the 2023 Guardian League Tables and 10th in the UK in the QS World University rankings 2023.  

All applicants for employment at the University will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of Safeguarding and the PREVENT agenda in the context of further and higher education.

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