Head of Digital Content Ref: 7104

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: 7104
Salary: starting at £42,149 to £50,296 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 08 November 2021
Closing date: 29 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 leading and directing the University’s approach to digital content to deliver exceptional digital engagement with the University’s key audience groups on our strategic objectives. This will be achieved through effective and efficient digital communications, particularly on sussex.ac.uk; on social media and through traditional channels. 

You will play a vital role in ensuring that the University is able to communicate effectively through the development and design of content that reaches and engages new audiences. 

You will play a leading role in ensuring that the University’s recruitment targets can be met through overseeing the content direction on all appropriate channels, throughout the recruitment lifecycle.  You will ensure that other senior teams across Communications, Marketing and Advancement can meet their objectives and institutional priorities by ensuring that messaging, information, advice and stories can be successfully understood, shared and enjoyed. 

The University’s digital content needs to demonstrate the personality of the institution, bringing our values and vision to life.  The Head of Digital Content will be required to instil and inspire content creators across the University to showcase the very best of Sussex.

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 7104 [PDF 121.50KB]

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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