UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

Marketing Assistant

Location
Glasgow, Glasgow City (GB)
Salary
£22,214 - £24,983
Posted
12 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Marketing Assistant 
Unit: Marketing and Communications Team
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/)
Staff Category    Administrative and Professional
Reference No    110585
Reports To    Marketing and Communications Manager
Grade:    5
Salary Range:    £22,214 - £24,983
Contract Type:    Fixed Term (12 months)
FTE:    1 (35 hours/week)
Closing Date    Sunday, 25 February 2018

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences seeks to appoint a Marketing Assistant to join the Marketing and Communications Team.

The Marketing and Communications Team is responsible for promoting the global brand and reputation of the Faculty, individual Schools and programmes available for study.  The work of the team is organised into three key strands: Marketing, Recruitment and Admissions.  Each strand has a role in the applicant to student “journey” from generating interest and applications through to application screening and selection and ultimately converting applicants into students.  The team aim to deliver this work whilst maintaining operational excellence through exemplary customer service and the efficient and effective use of resources. 

The portfolio of programmes is large and diverse, attracting a range of different student types.  The Faculty have ambitious targets associated with student recruitment and in particular to increase the number of fee-paying students.  There is a need to recruit more students to postgraduate study and to all levels of study from overseas and other countries within the UK whilst maintaining a core of Scottish students. The University has significant aims to recruit individuals from areas deemed deprived by the Scottish Government Index of Multiple Deprivation.  This results in a number of different campaigns and close management of student selection to achieve the desired outcomes. The Team have made significant strides towards these targets.  This recruitment is the next key phase to expand the team and realise the aims of the Faculty.  

The post-holder will play an important role in supporting the delivery and evaluation of marketing campaigns designed to meet the Faculty’s aims.

This post offers the opportunity to engage with current students, alumni, academics and professional services staff (within the Faculty and wider University).  The successful candidate will also provide personal assistant support to the Marketing and Communications Manager in coordinating the wider team and preparing managerial reports.

It is essential candidates can demonstrate experience of supporting successful marketing campaigns, have excellent oral and written communication skills and proven ability to manage work to deadlines. The successful candidate will possess excellent organisational skills, with the ability to multitask, balancing and prioritising competing demands, to ensure deadlines are met.

Previous experiences of working in a Higher Education Institution in a similar role, working with a customer relationship database/ bulk email system and contributing to copywriting are desirable. 

Application Procedure

Applicants are required to complete an application form including the name of two referees who will be contacted before interview without further permission, unless you indicate that you would prefer otherwise. Applicants should also complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Other Information

Further information on the application process and working at Strathclyde can be found on our website (http://www.strath.ac.uk/hr/workforus).
Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Stewart Coubrough, Acting Marketing and Communications Manager, (Email: stewart.coubrough@strath.ac.uk / Tel: 0141 444 8286).

Interviews

Formal interviews for this post will be held on Wednesday, 14 March 2018.

Equality and Diversity

We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The University currently holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award, recognising our commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in academia.