Head of Corporate Communications

Bournemouth
Starting salary of £49,216 - £57,031 per annum with further progression opportunities to £61,399
17 Jan 2014
14 Feb 2014
Education

Bournemouth University is a vibrant and ambitious institution which offers high quality academic programmes and research geared to the professions and societal need. The University is creating the most stimulating, challenging and rewarding University experience in a world class learning community by sharing this unique fusion of education, research and professional practice and inspiring our students and staff to enrich the world. Our new, transformational estates programme is changing the face of the University through a stunning series of iconic new buildings, and this year we became the first university to be commended by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) for the quality of student learning opportunities.

Bournemouth University is looking for  senior marketing and communications professionals to bring leadership, creativity and performance at an exciting time in BU’s development. As part of a vibrant marketing and communications team, you will play a key role in building BU’s reputation as a vibrant and ambitious institution which offers high quality academic programmes and research geared to the professions and societal need.

Bringing expert knowledge of the PR and communications mix, ideally gained in a large, varied and complex organisation, you will be responsible for leading and delivering the University’s internal and external corporate communications strategies.

You’ll bring a natural confidence, innovation, resilience and energy to ensure the communications agenda is driven, delivered and received in the best possible way to build BU reputation internationally and with a wide range of stakeholder groups.

Experience of the higher education environment is not essential: more important is your track record of working closely with senior stakeholders to drive engagement, ability to think strategically and influence at the most senior levels. You also need an excellent understanding of channels including social media, excellent writing skills and superb planning and organisational skills.

For an informal conversation about either of these roles, please contact Ann Fernandez on 01202 961030.

A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form: www.bournemouth.ac.uk/jobs.

Closing date (midday) Friday 14 February 2014.

Interviews will take place between 25 and 28 February 2014.