Director of Communications

Cardiff (Caerdydd)
£50,765 to £56,296
07 Aug 2017
04 Sep 2017
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time

The Director of Communications will:

Lead the strategic development and management of the Union's marketing and communication initiatives.

Details about the Client

Cardiff University Students' Union (CUSU) has a vision of working with every Cardiff student to enhance their university experience. As a student-led, independent part of the Cardiff University, CUSU represents students and provides a diverse and inclusive range of activities and services that enrich student life. These include advice, training, skills development, volunteering opportunities, employment and other services that promote inclusion, friendship and personal development. CUSU supports over 200 student societies and 60 sports clubs that boast more than 10,000 members. CUSU is also the recognised voice of students at Cardiff University, joining students in campaigning about the issues important to them.

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Detailed Job Description

The Director of Communications will:

Lead the strategic development and management of the Union's marketing and communication initiatives.

Enhance the Union's identity and communications capability in line with strategic review outcomes.

Key priorities will include creating and leading an effective response to the impact of the Centre for Student Life, improving student engagement and increasing commercial performance in advertising, retail and on-line sales.

The Director of Communications will also:

Establish and drive an internal and external communications strategy that positively affects employees' and customers' understanding, engagement and commitment.

Manage brand delivery and consistency across the Union's Marketing and Advertising streams.

Actively lead and manage the Union's Marketing and Communications Team, Sales Team and Information and Communication Technology provision.

Determine marketing and communication projects to be completed internally and externally.

Collaborate closely with Departmental and Section Heads.

Drive communication process improvements and implement best practices to manage projects efficiently.

Contribute to the overall strategic planning, development and management of the Students' Union as a member of the Strategic Management Team.

Candidate's Profile

A degree level qualification in media and communication, marketing, public relations, journalism or a business related field, or be able to evidence a commensurate level of knowledge and experience directly related to the role.

Significant experience of successful leadership and management in a communications role.

Experience of working in a commercial environment.

Experience of working with Board Members.

Experience of working with a range of external stakeholders, suppliers, contractors or other service providers.

Experience of achieving transformative change through multiple layers of line management

What's on offer

£50,765 to £56,296

38 days annual leave and other benefits

Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents. All third party applications will be forwarded to Michael Page.

Ref Code: MPMI13842315Z
Closing Date: 31/08/2017

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