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Research Advocacy Campaign Strategist

£44263 - £56021 per annum
Closing date
13 Oct 2023

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

Job Details

Job Title: Research Advocacy Campaign Strategist

Location: University Park, Nottingham.

Salary: £44,263 to £56,021 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Job Type: Full time, Permanent (36.25 hours per week). Job share arrangements may be considered.

Closing Date: Sunday 15th October 2023.

The University of Nottingham is a leading Russell Group university providing an exceptional research-led education and an outstanding student experience for our students, who are consistently targeted by leading graduate employers. We deliver world-leading research that transforms lives, improves societies, and shapes the future.

The Position:

The University of Nottingham is looking for a Campaign Strategist for its Research Advocacy programme - a new role, in a new team.

The University of Nottingham is one of the UK's leading research-intensive universities, ranking seventh for research power in the 2021 Research Evaluation Framework. A new Research Advocacy team has been established to build upon this success and strengthen the way we advocate for our research funding and reputational priorities. The Research Advocacy team will design and implement advocacy campaigns to promote key research clusters among targeted external stakeholders, including business and government leaders.

As the Campaign Strategist for the Research Advocacy team, you will play a leadership role in designing and implementing these campaigns. You will work collaboratively with academic and professional staff across the university to implement multi-channel communications strategies, host in-person and online events for targeted audiences, and develop strong relationships with cross-sector external stakeholders. You will also contribute to the development of an innovative new model for research promotion within the UK Higher Education sector, defining and monitoring KPIs and shaping a series of campaigns to deliver impressive results.

Candidate Requirements:

You will be a strategic and systematic thinker, with experience running similar campaigns in the public policy, marketing, and/or higher education sectors. You will be comfortable working with researchers from across all disciplines, and will think creatively about how to engage various stakeholders with research through targeted communications, events, and other activities. You will also be a great networker and alliance builder, managing virtual project teams made up of partners across the University to achieve shared goals.

What we can offer you in return:

At the University of Nottingham, we aim to give you all the support you need to nurture your talent, develop and reach your professional and personal career goals. We are committed to providing competitive employment packages whilst supporting the well-being of our staff to help them reach their full potential. As a university employee, you will have access to a range of benefits and rewards, including fitness and health facilities, staff discounts and travel schemes, along with a generous holiday allowance and attractive pension scheme.

Further Information:

Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs - indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK.

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