NATIONAL UNION OF STUDENTS

Director of Communications and Marketing

Location
Macclesfield, Cheshire (GB)
Posted
18 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
14 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Director of Communications and Marketing

The student movement has always been at the forefront of change. Over the past 94 years, NUS, students’ unions and partners have led and witnessed much change in education and the wider society and the Union will continue to do so in the years to come.

NUS is committed to delivering a transformative educational experience that creates a just and sustainable future. We aim to improve students' lives by shaping education, empowering individuals and developing, protecting and championing students’ unions.

We are now looking to appoint a Director of Communications and Marketing to report to the CEO. The Director will play a pivotal role in providing leadership and focus to the communications and marketing functions; overseeing the strategic direction of the directorate and managing the successful operation and long-term development of this work. You will be responsible for the NUS brand and all communications and marketing across the Group in line with our strategic objectives set out in NUS 100. 

Whilst supporting strategic decision-making at the highest levels at a time of critical importance; you will also lead the transformation in the way we use data to develop our services, as well as supporting, connecting and engaging our membership.

The successful candidate will be a highly capable and inspirational leader, with the ability to clearly align strategy with implementation plans and institutional outcomes. You will drive significant change across the NUS Group. 

Critically, the successful candidate will also combine a track record of setting, developing and delivering highly successful marketing and communication strategies and understand a wide range of communication platforms, and as such experience of leading the transformation of an organisations use of data and strong knowledge of a wide range of marketing and/or communications techniques is essential.

You must be passionate about leading and delivering organisational change and have experience within the students’ union movement and/or a not-for-profit, democratic or public policy organisation. You must be a diversity champion commited to social justice. You will be a role model for our values and desired behaviours whilst working to integrate Race Equity & Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) into the culture and everyday activity of the organisation

Our offer is an exciting career opportunity within a values-driven organisation. NUS is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from people from all sections of the community. We would like to encourage applicants from BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) backgrounds as they are currently under represented at Executive level.

How to apply

BAME Recruitment Ltd are a diversity and Inclusion firm who are operating as an employment agency on behalf of NUS.

For more information or a discussion on the role please send your CV and covering letter to CV@bamerecruitment.com and one of our Talent Acquisition consultants will be in contact.

Deadline for applications is 14th August 2017