Head of Marketing, Recruitment and Communications

Gloucester, Gloucestershire (GB)
27 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
27 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Marketing, Recruitment and Communications

This appointment is an opportunity for the successful applicant to play a key strategic role at senior management level in the progress of a small, specialist, commercially-minded and ambitious University in one of the most beautiful and historic parts of the country.  

The Royal Agricultural University (RAU), established as the Royal Agricultural College in 1845, is situated in the heart of the Cotswold countryside. It has a well-established reputation and is recognised nationally and internationally for its education, applied research and knowledge exchange relevant to the land-based industries. having well established links with employers, government and a range of NGOs.  

The recently appointed Vice-Chancellor, Professor Joanna Price and her new leadership team, are shaping a strategic vision and plan for the RAU that will enhance its reputation and ensure the University’s continued relevance and sustainability. 

Growing our student community and increasing its diversity are critical for our success.  The University is therefore looking to enhance its activities in marketing, student recruitment and communications, bringing together a single professional service to promote the University to its various stakeholders. The service will cover the complete marketing mix with student recruitment (including outreach) as a focus. The role will deal with marketing strategy and campaigns, digital marketing and web strategy, press and public relations, brand management, internal and external communications.  

An ambitious and dynamic leader is sought to develop this multi-functional, mission-critical department.  Ideal candidates will have a track record of success, with proven leadership potential and experience of managing a professional marketing/recruitment/communications team. Ideally with a relevant professional qualification, they will have demonstrable experience in delivering high quality customer experience, preferably within the HE sector, and be able to work effectively with people at all levels of the University, particularly the top leadership team. They should be committed, innovative, and keen to make a difference.   

For more information please visit www.minervasearch.com/raumrc.   

The closing date for applications, which should be in the form of a CV and cover letter, is 27 May 2018.