Head of Communications

Job Title: Head of Communications
Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salary: £49,149 - £58,655
Reference: 15618861
Job Published: September 05, 2017 01:00

Job Description

Head of Communications
Leeds Beckett University – External Relations
Ref: MAC300341A
Part-time, fixed term  (0.5 fte, Weds, Thurs, Fri, Fixed Term 12 months)
Grade 9, £49,149 - £58,655

We are searching for a highly experienced and driven individual to join our team as Head of Communications. This is a fantastic opportunity to lead a busy team, working closely with other departments across the University.  This role leads the external relations strategy through earned and owned media channels, develops strategic plans for our international, national and regional communications as well as shaping our internal communications to students and staff. 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Managing a team of 8 communication specialists (internal and external communications)
  • Media and stakeholder relations
  • Crisis and issues management
  • Building and managing the University's reputation

It’s vital that you have the knowledge, presence and gravitas to build valuable relationships with senior colleagues across the University. You'll have a strong record of delivering communications that drive change. You will be able to demonstrate robust knowledge and experience of: the HE sector, media and stakeholder relations, and marketing as well as the political landscape. You will be an inclusive leader with significant experience of creating and developing high performing teams. We are looking for a colleague who will relish the opportunity to work with us and be as passionate about what we do as we are.

Closing date: 19 September 2017 (Midnight)

Interview date: 17 and 18 October 2017

We welcome applications from all individuals and particularly from black and minority ethnic candidates as members of these groups are currently under-represented at this level of post.  All appointments will be based on merit.