Chief Marketing and Engagement Officer
University of Leicester - Chief Marketing and Engagement Officer
Leicester aims above all for excellence. We are one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities with an enviable record of research discoveries, a flair for teaching innovation and proven success in broadening access to higher education. We are ranked in the top ten based on citation evidence and our research is on target to grow by 65 per cent over the next three years. With the establishment of a suite of leading research institutes we continue to demonstrate our relentless spirit of discovery. We are exploring novel ways of understanding the genetics of cancer, developing new treatment strategies and medications; we are uncovering the mysteries of the births and deaths of stars, and building state of the art instruments to explore the deepest reaches of space.
We have one of the most diverse international student populations in the UK. Our 22,000 students enjoy an academically challenging but supportive learning environment. We are broad in our scope and ambitions, but we are also small enough to care and to foster the connections and conversations that make us distinctive within our sector.
Focussed on a future that will see us pioneering a distinctive elite of research-intensive institutions focused on innovation and we aim to make a real difference – to our students, our staff and to Society. By being more adventurous, more ambitious, we believe we will have a greater impact upon global education. In every area, we are already developing bold initiatives that put our University at the forefront of change.
Join us, be part of, and help tell, our story.
The Chief Marketing and Engagement Officer is a key appointment. As a member of the University’s Senior Leadership team (ULT), you will help shape the University’s future strategic direction and its implementation. You will be an exceptional individual with experience of strategic and high-level operational marketing and communications leadership, ideally with experience gained in both the higher education and commercial sectors.
This is a significant and challenging role. With oversight of three divisions, including: Future Students Office; Strategy, Marketing and Communications; Philanthropy, Development and Alumni – you will coordinate and lead our approach to all aspects of external relations. You will influence, motivate and inspire others, ensuring the development of deep insights into our markets and audiences, which will drive our strategies for market positioning, product development and partnering. You will also ensure that key institutional strategic objectives are met, including our objectives for student recruitment, stakeholder engagement and profile development.
In return, we can offer you the opportunity to work at the heart of a successful, ambitious and growing organisation, playing a key role in shaping our reputation.
If you have the skills and vision we require, please complete your application and upload it via the Apply button quoting reference 3591. The closing date is noon (BST) on Thursday 12th July 2018.
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