Communications & Marketing Manager

Closed 01/07/2024

Communications & Marketing Manager

£40,479 gross per annum

35.5 hours per week – Hybrid Working (3 days office / 2 days home)

About Us

At the Guild, we are committed to enhancing the student experience through a range of services, support, and activities. As part of our commitment to students, we have a strategic plan aimed at fostering a vibrant and inclusive community and we are seeking a talented Communications & Marketing Manager to help us achieve our goals.

The Role

As the Communications & Marketing Manager, you will lead a small, dedicated team and be responsible for developing and implementing effective communications, marketing, and insight strategies to support the wider organisation. You will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Communications & Marketing department and be heavily involved in all facets of the organisation.

Ensuring utilisation of agreed marketing, brand and communication processes and procedures, this role will lead communications forward planning, ensuring managers and officers are engaged in priority decision making each term to assist in effective planning and delivery of co-ordinated, collaborative campaigns and events including cross-departmental initiatives.

We are looking for applicants who have a range of Communications & Marketing experience including designing, delivering & managing effective communications campaigns and activity across a range of media (including press, social, digital & traditional platforms) and the ability to establish strong working relationships with a wide range of individuals both within and outside the Guild, to include the University, students, staff, clients and agencies.

If this sounds like you, and you enjoy working in a fast-paced organisation, where every day is different, we would love to hear from you.

Why Join Us?

Join us and be part of an organisation where every day is different and your contribution makes a real difference to the student experience! We offer a great range of benefits including:

  • Generous Leave: 5 days close down during Christmas, and 2 during Easter each year, in addition to bank holidays and 21 days annual leave, rising to 26 days after 5 years’ service (meaning you will not work during Christmas, New Year or Easter).
  • Full Sick Pay: From the moment you start working with us.
  • Training: A comprehensive suite of basic training for all employees which includes Equality & Diversity, Mental Health Awareness, and Data Protection.
  • Discounts: Discounted membership rates at University of Birmingham Sport & Fitness.
  • Pension: Opportunity to join the NEST pension scheme with matched contributions of 4-6% of your salary.
  • Wellbeing: A range of wellbeing benefits including an annual £50 personal Wellbeing Allowance.

We are a Times 100 Best Companies to Work For employer and in our most recent staff survey (April 2024) 80% of our staff said they would recommend this organisation as a good place to work.

The Guild of Students is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from all members of the community.

Closing date for applications: Monday 1st July 2024 at 09:00am