Director of Marketing and External Relations

20 Jul 2018
17 Aug 2018
Job Discipline
Marketing (General)
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Director of Marketing and External Relations

Salary: Competitive

Birkbeck, University of London, is a world-class research and teaching institution, a vibrant centre of academic engagement and excellence and London’s only specialist provider of evening higher education.  Where once we were known solely for our part-time courses and mature students, today we have a diverse mix of 13,000 students studying for over 40 Certificates of Higher Education, six Foundation Degrees nearly 80 BA/BSc/LLB degrees and over 150 Master’s degrees in Arts; Business, Economics and Informatics; Law; Science; Social Sciences, History and Philosophy.

While Birkbeck has its roots firmly in London, we are recognised on a global stage. The Times Higher Education (THE) World University rankings 2018 placed Birkbeck among the world’s top 350 universities overall, and ranked us the 84th most international university, taking in to account both the international students and international academic collaborations.

We are now looking for a new Director of Marketing and External Relations who is responsible for leading and managing the External Relations department and for the effective delivery of the College’s student marketing, and central conversion activities, internal and external communications, the development of the Birkbeck brand, and for major events such as graduation.

This role is vital to Birkbeck’s sustainability.  You will position us as an educational innovator crucial to London. The successful candidate will have a track record of success at a director level role within higher education. You will demonstrate excellent people skills, working well with college leadership, peers and providing supportive leadership to your team. You will be able to demonstrate transformational results.

To apply, please do submit your CV and supporting statement to For further information, please contact Julia Roberts at The Miles Partnership on +44(0)20 7569 9529.

The closing date is Monday 20 August 2018 and interview are expected to be held in London in September 2018.

Birkbeck welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award and membership of WISE, operating the Disability Confident and Mindful Employer schemes, is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and is working towards the Race Equality Charter Mark.

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