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Head of Media, Communications and Engagement

England,West Midlands,Birmingham
£40931 - £43414 per annum
Closing date
17 Apr 2023

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Job Discipline
PR & Media
Experience Level
Media / Publishing
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Job Title: Head of Media, Communications and Engagement

Location: Birmingham

Salary: £40,931 to £43,414 per annum SS8

Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time

UCB has a unique collaborative partnership with the University of Warwick - Ranked sixth in the 2022 Guardian League Tables and named the runner-up in the Times University of the Year 2022 and the Times University of the Year 2022 for Teaching Quality.

The Role:

University College Birmingham is looking for a Head of Media, Communications and Engagement to lead our newly developed Media, PR and Communications function.

It is an incredibly exciting time to be joining University College Birmingham, with a new partnership in place with the University of Warwick. In addition, the University won University of the Year in the 2022 Whatuni Student Choice Awards, the leading higher education awards based solely on student choice and has recently been shortlisted in 9 categories of the upcoming 2023 awards. We have recently welcomed our first cohort of further education students in construction and engineering, with more exciting curriculum plans for the future.

The Head of Media, Communications and Engagement is a new role, and will support in leading the University's Media, PR and Communications strategy, leading on delivery of key activities to enhance the University's reputation and actively manage our external engagement and brand profile.

The successful candidate will be the primary lead on development and delivery of activities to raise awareness, position the University regionally, nationally, and internationally, and ensure impactful communications to tell our story.

The role requires experience of leading public relations and media engagement, stakeholder engagement strategies to build and manage reputation and profile, and internal communications and engagement strategies and management. The post holder will be an excellent communicator in all mediums, with the ability to motivate and support others to deliver.


* 38 days' paid leave per year 26 days' annual leave plus 12 bank holiday and concessionary days)
* Local government pension scheme
* Private healthcare
* Excellent staff development opportunities
* Salary sacrifice car leasing, tech and cycle schemes
* Heavily-subsidised on-site car parking
* Hybrid Working Opportunities
* Free On-site Gym Membership
* Employee Assistance Programme

Extra Information:

All applicants for employment at the University will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of Safeguarding and the PREVENT agenda in the context of further and higher education.

Closing Date - Friday 14th April 2023 at midday

Interview Dates - TBC.

UCB is an equal opportunities employer.

Please click APPLY to be redirected to our website to complete an application form.

Candidates with the experience or relevant job titles of; PR Coordinator, Media Account Manager, Public Relations Coordinator, Senior Public Relations Executive, PR Supervisor, Public Relations, Head of PR, PR, Marketing, Head of Communications, Public Relations Manager, Comms Manager, Marketing Executive, Marketing Communications, Communications Manager, Press Manager, PR Consultant, Senior PR Executive will also be considered for this role.


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