Media and PR Officer (Research and Innovation)

£30,122 - £32,901 with the potential to progress to £35,938
28 Mar 2012
15 Apr 2012
Full Time
Contract Type

Media and PR Officer (Research and Innovation)

Marketing and Communications

£30,122 - £32,901 with the potential to progress to £35,938

This is a full time appointment for 37 hours per week

The University is the UK’s leading business-facing University and an exemplar in the sector. It is innovative and enterprising and challenges individuals and organisations to excel.

Research is at the core of the University’s strategy to facilitate far-reaching engagement with business, community and national and international partners. The University’s research is world-leading and has been recognised as such by the most recent Research Assessment Exercise.

This is a key role in a busy and results driven media and PR team based in the Marketing and Communications Department, reporting to the Media and PR Manager.

You will have overall responsibility for raising the external profile of the University’s research and innovation activities. Your role will include working with the relevant research institutes, schools of study and relevant departments to identify stories to gain national exposure in the media and through social channels.

You will also promote the University’s activity for the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) submissions and seek to raise the profile of the University’s REF output.

You will have the ability to communicate complex information in a way that effectively engages with stakeholders and have relevant experience in PR or Journalism. Good media contacts, excellent communication and writing skills are a must. You must be able to work well under pressure and be able to meet tight deadlines - as well as the ability to work on your own initiative and be a good team player.

For informal enquiries, please contact Ann Bruno on 01707 281269 or e-mail:

Closing date: 15 April 2012
Interview date: 1 May 2012

Reference Number: 008089

Under current UKBA regulations, the University is unlikely to be able to get a work permit in respect of this post. We can therefore only accept applications from people who will have the right to work in the UK for at least one year from the date of appointment.

The University of Hertfordshire was awarded ‘Entrepreneurial University of the Year 2010’ by the Times Higher Education (THE) and ranks in the top 4% of all universities in the world according to the recent THE, World University Rankings.

The University offers a range of benefits including a final salary pension scheme, professional development, family friendly policies, child care vouchers, waiving of course fees for the children of staff at UH, discounted memberships at the Hertfordshire Sports Village and generous annual leave.

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