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Senior marketing & communications officer

Senior marketing & communications officer

locationLondon, UK
remoteHybrid
ExpiresExpires: 16/06/2024
Comms / Marketing / PR
Permanent position
Mid-Level

Closing date: 16th June 2024

Salary: £37,332 - £42,099 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance

Business unit: Students & Education

Department: Student Careers Engagement

Contact details: Meghan Yang. Meghan.yang@kcl.ac.uk

Location: Strand Campus, Hybrid

Interviews: 25th June 2024

Term: 35 hours per week, permanent

 

This is an exciting opportunity for candidates looking to work closely with staff and students and who wish to utilise their skills and expertise in working with people, content creation and communication to drive change.

The King’s community is dedicated to the service of society. King’s Strategic Vision 2029 sets out our vision for the future, shaped around five priority areas: educate to inspire and improve; research to inform and innovate; serve to shape and transform; a civic university at the heart of London; and an international community that services the world. Our ambitious Education Strategy sets out the actions that we must take to transform how we teach, how and where our students learn and how we support them during their time with us.

King's Careers & Employability (KC&E) facilitates excellent career management and employability services supporting our students and alumni, enabling them to develop effective career skills and build a platform for future success.

The Senior Marketing & Communications Officer will be responsible for all campaigns and content across Kings Careers & Employability’s (KC&E) social media and websites, as well as for developing content that encourages and compels students to engage with KC&E services and activities. The role holder will be expected to work closely with all colleagues across the department to support in creating content for activities such as careers fairs, events, internships, workshops, awards programmes, and more. The role holder will also be expected to work closely with other members of the Student Careers Engagement team to ensure communications and attraction activities are done in line with priority needs and gaps identified and done with the student voice in mind.

Collaboration is key to this role, so the role holder will be expected to seek out partnerships across the directorate and the wider university and will collaborate with various internal partners on initiatives such as Welcome Week, Offer Holder, Graduation, and Open Day events.

We encourage applications from candidates who have experience from both within and outside of the Higher Education sector where they can demonstrate the skills needed to succeed in this role.

 

Knowledge, skills and experience

To be successful in this role, we are looking for candidates to have the following skills and experience:

Essential

  • Experience of writing persuasive copy across various platforms and audiences, and the ability to summarise complex information for a range of specialist and generalist audiences.
  • Demonstrable commitment to social justice, equality, diversity, and inclusion; and an understanding of how the lived experience of historically underrepresented groups is affected by structural inequality.
  • Attention to detail and excellent time management skills to manage projects effectively, meet strict deadlines and handle competing tasks and priorities.
  • Experience of successfully planning, delivering, and evaluating communications campaigns to facilitate engagement.
  • Experience managing social media channels, creating engaging content and monitoring performance.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with a range of stakeholders at different levels to collaborate on shared objectives.
  • Ability to conduct research and analysis of data, reporting on trends and findings to inform day-to-day performance and operational activities.
  • Ability to work autonomously, and without direct supervision, show initiative and feel confident in pitching new ideas and taking ownership of projects.

Desirable

  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Premiere Pro and Photoshop).
  • Audio and video editing skills

 

We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming. We embrace diversity and want everyone to feel that they belong and are connected to others in our community.

Please include in your application that you found this role through Creative Access. 

We are committed to working with our staff and unions on these and other issues, to continue to support our people and to develop a diverse and inclusive culture at King's. We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.

Required degree level

  • Level 6 (e.g. Bachelor's degree)

Level of experience

  • Mid-Level