Head of Media Ref: 6632

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: Fixed term for 2 years
Reference: 6632
Salary: starting at £42,149 to £50,296 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 08 November 2021
Closing date: 08 December 2021. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: to be confirmed
Expected start date: ASAP


Job description

The University of Sussex is looking to appoint a Head of Media to work closely with the University Executive Group providing expert communications advice and lead on all external institutional announcements. The role will ensure that the University is able to identify, manage and amplify media opportunities with key audience groups.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Communications, Digital and Creative media you will lead a team of four Media Relations Managers and a PR and Social Media Manager to deliver on key University strategic objectives.  The University of Sussex has a bold vision, Sussex 2025, that seeks to transform the University for new times and a new generation.  In this role you will be responsible for raising awareness of the University’s excellence across research, education and the student experience.

The University is now in its 60th year and seeks to become one of the most sustainable universities in the world.

You will be an effective senior representative for the Communications team, leading on media opportunities with journalists, editors, opinion formers, digital influencers and directly to audiences through social media.

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 6632 [PDF 109.27KB]

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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