Communications Manager - RAI UK

Southampton, United Kingdom
£34,314 to £41,931 Per annum
31 May 2023
End of advertisement period
27 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty Central (FEPS)

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £34,314 to £41,931 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term until 31/03/2028
Closing Date:  Tuesday 27 June 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2318223GN

RAI UK is a new programme, that aims to establish a nationally collaborative Responsible AI Centre the UK, working closely with the industry, learned societies and internationally leading research centres and institutions across the world.

As RAI UK’s Communications Manager you will be based within the School of Electronics and Computer Science, but working within an operations team based across three institutions.

To be successful you will have proven experience of planning and progressing marketing activities within professional guidelines and/or organisational policy and of significant stakeholder engagement.

You will be responsible for: 

  • Leading the planning and coordination of RAI UK’s marketing activities and overseeing the delivery of that marketing strategy.
  • Developing a social media marketing strategy in collaboration with academics and our partners
  • Coordinating a programme of events
  • Developing effective working relationships with RAI UK partners, internal teams, industrial and other relevant external organisations
  • Producing management information, reports, briefings and presentations to inform and update on RAI UK activities to our partners and the wider public
  • Actively seeking opportunities for outreach activities. 

In return we offer 20 days annual leave; 8 bank holidays and 6 additional holidays (closure days). Subsidised health and fitness facilities on-site; cycle to work scheme and a range of discounts including restaurants, retail outlets and entertainment. 

This role is offered on a full-time, fixed term basis until 31 March 2028, due to funding restrictions.

We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse culture at the University and creating an environment where people can balance successful careers with their commitments and interests outside of work.  Our flexible working practices, including a hybrid working model, where employees can split their working time between the office and home, support our belief that this balance brings long-lasting benefits for our institution as well as our people.

We believe equality and diversity are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a vibrant, proud and successful organisation.  A diverse workforce, with people from different racial, educational and social backgrounds and a range of ages, opens up a wealth of possibilities for Southampton.  

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Richard Barnes,

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