Group Director – Strategy, Marketing and Communications

Job Title: Group Director – Strategy, Marketing and Communications
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leicester, Leicestershire
Salary: Circa £100,000 plus great benefits & relocation allowance
Reference: 15618777
Job Published: September 04, 2017 01:00

Job Description

Group Director – Strategy, Marketing and Communications

Circa £100,000 plus great benefits & relocation allowance

Located at the heart of the UK, Leicester ranks among the world’s top 1% of universities. Since we were founded, our ambition has stayed the same: we want to use education and research to make new discoveries, and offer hope to future generations – changing the world for the better.

As we approach our 100th birthday next year, we’re sharpening our focus on innovation by driving excellence across research, teaching and enterprise. With more than 20,000 students, we’re proud to be one of the UK's most socially inclusive universities, committed to providing fairer and equal access
to higher education. And we’re already developing bold initiatives that put us at the forefront of change.

Right now, we’re investing £25m in Space Park Leicester, and c£500m to modernise our campus. But we’re constantly seeking new ways to compete for students and funding even more effectively in an ever increasingly competitive global market. That’s why we’ve created this brand new role, which is your opportunity to be part of our exciting journey.

Reporting to the Chief Marketing and Engagement Officer, you’ll take responsibility for the entire ‘customer’ journey, leading on brand development, internal communications, news, content, CRM, digital marketing, creative services, recruitment focused events, global strategy and analytics.

Leading a team, including two direct reports, you will develop and implement the new operating model for External Relations, delivering the plans that support our ambitions and strategic direction. You’ll have the ability to manage collaborative relationships with stakeholders across the university as well as experience of working across international markets.

As you’d imagine, we’re looking for someone who brings an exceptional understanding of university- wide marketing challenges and opportunities, who possesses political acumen and has the ability to manage university wide resources. You’ll also have significant senior management experience gained within marketing or the higher education sector.

Ideally, you’ll bring a degree in a related discipline with evidence of investing in your own future through continuous professional development.

In return for your innovative ideas, your commitment and your passion, you’ll benefit from 24 days annual leave (plus 6 closure days and bank holidays), a pension, discounted gym membership, and childcare voucher scheme plus a range of other benefits.

To apply, please click on the apply button.

Closing date for applications (CV & Supporting Statement): 1 October 2017.

First interview date: 7 November 2017.
Second interview date: 27 November 2017.