Head of Corporate Communications Ref: 6945

School/department: Communications, Marketing and Advancement
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: Permanent
Reference: 6945
Salary: starting at £42,149 to £50,296 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 08 November 2021
Closing date: 26 November 2021. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: to be confirmed
Expected start date: ASAP


Job description

This vacancy is only open to those currently employed by the university.

This is an exciting opportunity to take on a senior role in the Communications, Marketing and Advancement Division. 

Reporting to the Associate Director of Communications, Digital and Creative Media, you will be responsible for providing strategic communications advice to senior leaders and devising and delivering an effective and creative internal communications strategy aimed at driving up engagement. Where appropriate, you will also play a leading role in any internal communications transformation programmes.

The Head of Corporate Communications will lead the internal communications teams for staff and students and will be responsible for ensuring that the University’s strategic priorities are understood by our community, which covers a wide range of audience groups.  With your senior colleagues across the Communications, Marketing and Advancement Division, you will lead the work on creating more joined-up communications campaigns to increase levels of staff and student engagement.  You will also be responsible for ensuring there is close working between internal, external and campaigns teams.

The University Executive Group is keen to ensure that the University continues to be open and transparent with the whole community and recognises that this requires continuous engagement in the big decisions we make.  The Head of Corporate Communications will play a lead role in ensuring this happens.

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 6945 [PDF 102.93KB]

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

Visa Sponsorship Queries:

This role may be eligible for sponsorship. If you require visa sponsorship from the University of Sussex to undertake this role please consult our Skilled Worker Visa information page for further information. If you want further advice on sponsorship eligibility please contact HRCompliance@sussex.ac.uk 


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 profservicesrecruitment@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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