Engagement, Recruitment & Marketing Manager Ref 8740

School/department: School of Media, Arts & Humanities (Operations Team)
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE.
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Open-ended
Reference: 8740
Salary: starting at £34,304 to £40,927 per annum, pro rata if part time current salary scales can be found here
Placed on:  17 June 2022
Closing date:  08 July 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: ASAP
Expected start date: August 2022 or as soon as possible


Job description

This is an exciting opportunity to join the newest School at the University of Sussex. The new role of Engagement, Recruitment & Marketing (ERM) Manager will work work with central functions to develop plans and strategies and to support the Associate Dean to deliver the plans.

They will work in partnership with the Associate Dean for Engagement, Recruitment & Marketing and the School Leadership Team to at local levels to boost student recruitment, raise the profile of the School of Media, Arts & Humanities, and increase engagement with local, national and international stakeholders. They will develop communication engagement plans for key internal stakeholders of staff and students and help create an inclusive student-focussed community. They will provide local level support to central Professional Services teams in the delivery of School and University strategies and liaise with these teams in the organisation, planning and resourcing of School events, including Open Days and Applicant Visitor Days.

The successful candidate will be a creative and dynamic individual with a growth mindset. They will seek out others’ perspectives, they will be genuinely curious and look to innovate, continually finding opportunities to highlight School strengths and engage with the student community. They will have experience and a proven track record in communications, marketing and/or student recruitment, able to deliver and implement an evidence-based approach to developing strategy and plans. They will have a good understanding of the challenges and opportunities for student recruitment across a range of subject areas and be able to clearly identify School marketing priorities.

We are looking for someone with excellent organisational abilities and exceptional oral and written communication skills. They will be both a team player and confident to work on their own initiative, setting priorities and managing your workload with minimal oversight. They must pay meticulous attention to detail and have the ability and confidence to engage with students, and also understand, explain and advise senior colleagues on policies and procedures related to compliance, branding and student engagement.

Please contact Monika Metykova (M.Metykova@sussex.ac.uk) or Jacqui Guillemard (j.a.guillemard@sussex.ac.uk) for informal enquiries.

For full details and how to apply see our vacancies page

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref 8740 [PDF 190.55KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to mahrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.


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