Senior Digital Marketing and Communication Officer

Colchester, Essex
£28,573 - £32,147 per annum
09 Apr 2019
24 Apr 2019
Job Discipline
Communications, Digital
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time


The University of Essex is a growing University with 15,000 students across three campuses that attracts students from over 140 different nationalities.  The main campus is situated in over 200 acres of historic parkland in Colchester.

The Estates and Campus Services (ECS) teams deliver a wide range of services for the University, from catering to sports facilities, from accommodation to grounds maintenance, and from estate management to the luxury hotel, Wivenhoe House. Our teams aim to deliver a professional and seamless service to students, staff and visitors, supporting the University in the development of new facilities, the ongoing development of vibrant campus communities and optimising reinvestment to support development opportunities.

Duties of the Role

This position sits within the central ECS Marketing and Communications team that provides core marketing and communications support to the varied businesses and services in the Estates and Campus Services directorate.

The Senior Digital Marketing and Communications Officer is responsible for the overall digital presence including, supporting ECS business/service areas, specific ECS digital marketing related project work and the day-to-day management and supervision of at least one direct report. You will deputise for the Head of Marketing and Communications, providing support for all other Marketing Officers and you will build strong working relationships with key stakeholders within the ECS business units, Estates management key stakeholders as well as other ECS and University personnel.

The Senior Marketing and Communications Officer will ensure effective implementation of the ECS marketing, communication and engagement plans and project work in consultation with the Head of Marketing and Communications.

Skills and qualifications required

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level and will have line management experience, alongside experience of working in a busy marketing and communications department. You will possess an excellent working knowledge of digital marketing techniques and practices and have an understanding of both internal and external stakeholder communications. Digital experience includes fluency in HTML/CSS/PHP/JavaScript coding and experience in contributing on- and off-page SEO strategies.

You will have skills in researching and reporting keyword trends, competitor activity and audience behaviours and an excellent understanding of on-page optimisation and digital best practice. Familiarity with technical SEO best practice, what is typically included in a technical review and industry standard SEO tools - as well as experience implementing successful social media strategies are essential for this post. You will also fully understand content management, influencer management, community management, and paid media management to strategically manage and oversee all communication on our social platforms.

Please visit our website for a full job description, person specification and more information relating to this post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application.  Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please telephone the Resourcing Team (01206 876559).

Closing date: 24 April 2019

Interviews planned for: 10 May 2019


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