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Director of Marketing and Communications

Bournemouth University (BU)
Bournemouth, Dorset
Competitive Salary
Closing date
23 Jun 2021
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Bournemouth University’s vision is to be recognised worldwide as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice.

Our community brings together highly skilled and creative colleagues, drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences that help to build our global learning community.

We are seeking an exceptional and strategic leader, aligned to our values, to champion, lead and enable the achievement of the university’s strategic plan BU2025, through leadership, development and provision of high-quality marketing, student recruitment, strategic marketing, communication plans and narrative and to lead an award winning Marketing and Communications Service team.

As a member of the University’s Leadership Team you will participate fully in the management of BU, influencing and contributing to our strategic planning and competitive positioning.  You will provide senior level, expert and influential marketing, communication and public relations advice across the University, including up to and at Board level.  Through effective brand management you will build and enhance the University’s profile and reputation and shape and deliver our strategic marketing and communication approach to achieve student recruitment and engagement targets.

You will possess substantial relevant experience at a senior level and a strong marketing and communications background in a medium/large organisation. You will be able to evidence a proven track record in developing, articulating and delivering marketing and communication strategies which have had a positive impact and of inspiring, developing and motivating a diverse team.  In addition, you will have experience of change management, be an innovative thinker, good communicator and motivated to succeed.

The variety and scale of our activity presents an exciting opportunity for the right candidate.

For a confidential discussion about the role and expectations, please contact Jim Andrews, Chief Operating Officer, via Antonia Steel, Executive Officer on +44 (0)1202 965060.

For further information and instructions on how to apply please refer to the candidate brief. All applications should be received by (Midnight) Wednesday 23 June 2021, via email to, along with an Equality Monitoring Form.

For any queries regarding the application process please email

First stage interviews are scheduled on Friday 9 July 2021 and the final selection process will take place on Friday 23 July 2021. 

Our equality monitoring has shown that women and minority ethnic groups are currently under-represented within the university at a senior level. We therefore actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from these groups.

To support and enable our staff to achieve a balance between work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

BU values and is committed to an inclusive working environment.  We seek a diverse community through attracting, developing and retaining staff from different backgrounds to contribute to inspirational learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society. 

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At BU, OUR VISION is to create a stimulating, challenging and rewarding university experience in a world-class learning community, through sharing a unique fusion of education, research and professional practice, inspiring our students and staff to enrich the world.

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