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Communications Officer (interim)

  • Location

    Cambridge

  • Discipline:

    Communications, Digital, Interim, Investor Relations

  • Job Type:

    Interim

  • Salary:

    £500 - £600 per day (inside IR35) OR up to £70,000 FTC

  • Contact:

    Ben Mitchell

  • Contact Email:

    bmitchell@vmagroup.com

  • Contact phone:

    07936 039259

  • Duration:

    6-month interim

  • Start Date:

    September

  • Consultant:

    Ben Mitchell

I am looking for an accomplished, credible communications professional to take on a new six-month, part-time contract for the investment arm of one of the world’s leading universities, which provides financial support for its research, teaching and other activities.

This high-profile, £4bn investment vehicle is characterised by a passionate, informed team and is at the vanguard of a number of this institution’s key sustainability ambitions, including achieving net zero by 2038. Operating as a fund of funds, it holds & invests donations made to the university, its colleges and charitable trusts, along with other long-term capital, which is critical both to its success and to its ability to contribute to society.

To be considered, you will need experience of drafting & delivering annual reports as well as managing an organisational website relaunch and achieving significant improvements in look & feel. You’ll be well-versed in working with an incredibly diverse group of stakeholders, which ranges from university 
students and academic departments to donors, investors, and analysts. Ideally, you will be familiar with global organisations and financial environments.

You might come from an education background or have experience in financial services, particularly investment. Perhaps your latest assignment was at a not-for-profit or you’ve been championing sustainability and the green agenda for some time. Either way, you’ll need to be strategically sound, intellectually curious and unstintingly diplomatic with the ability to combine a consultative approach with hands-on graft as part of a small team. You'll also need to be comfortable drafting and editing original content in addition to your strategic responsibilities.

Likely working on a 3-day a week basis from September (or before), you’ll need to be able to visit premises in central London and Cambridge regularly with the remainder of the role performed remotely. Please note this role can be fulfilled either on a day-rate basis or as a fixed-term contract. If you’d like to hear more, please get in touch ASAP.

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VMAGROUP is a leading international interim, contract, temporary and permanent recruitment and executive search specialist. We are specifically focused on providing support to the communications, digital and marketing communities.

Our specialist practice areas cover: communications, corporate communications, internal communications, change communications, PR, media relations, financial communications, CSR, public affairs, investor relations, marketing, digital marketing and agency services.

We have a reputation for providing expert consultancy services and advice, supported by in-depth knowledge of the professions we recruit for. Our thought leadership and benchmarking studies have become go-to resources for the communications and marketing industry, supporting planning and decision-making for organisations of all shapes and sizes.

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.

VMAGROUP is committed to equal opportunities and is a Diversity Pledged Recruiter.

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