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Communications & Engagement Manager (12-month interim)

Communications & Engagement Manager (12-month interim)

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  • Sector:

    Internal Communications, Change Communications

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  • Salary:

    £250 - £300 per day

  • Contact:

    Theo Walsh

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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Job Description

A leading London University is looking for a Communications & Engagement Manager to support with a major campus transformations project on an initial 12-month interim basis.

There has never been a better time to join the University. As part of a 10-year strategy - Vision 2028 - they’re investing millions into the estate to create more pioneering, vibrant and welcoming spaces for people to study, work and live.

Sitting within the wider Communications function - and working closely with a dedicated project team - the role holder will own, develop, maintain and implement a communications and engagement strategy for the campus transformation project.


Key Responsibilities

  • Develop the strategy for the communication and engagement of the programme and the projects that sit within it

  • Staff communications and engagement: using a range of internal communications channels, the post holder will proactively communicate the programme and upcoming plans

  • Student communications and engagement: the post holder will proactively communicate and engage with students using a number of channels to ensure needs and desires are recognised and understood

  • Plan, edit and write content to use for a variety of formats and channels, ensuring all communications is fully-brand aligned (addressing the key brand-points across the projects)

  • Provide guidance to senior management on the messages communicated to ensure consistency and clarity

  • Work with key communication colleagues to ensure alignment with the corporate communications strategy

  • Manage the relationship between external partners supporting the programme


Key Requirements

  • Proven success in a senior communications role, and experience of managing projects in a large-scale and multifaceted organisation

  • Experience engaging with multiple stakeholders and managing high-level relationships

  • Extensive experience writing and editing copy & the ability to turn complex detail into easy and digestible information for audiences to understand

  • Internal social media/digital platforms experience, e.g., working knowledge of intranet systems

  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment, remaining calm under pressure & being resilient

  • An excellent and persuasive communicator with the gravitas to be credible to working across the university

  • Experience of managing change effectively

  • The ability to hit the ground running and pick things up quickly

  • Desirable: construction/property and/or higher education sector experience


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In the UK, VMAGROUP has offices in London and Manchester and in Europe, VMAGROUP has offices in Amsterdam and Brussels, but we work with organisations and individuals on a global basis.

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