Senior Content Officer Ref 9487

Post Title: Senior Content Officer
School/department: Business School Communications Team
Hours: full time hours considered up to a maximum of 36.5 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need). Minimum 0.8 FTE
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 9487
Salary: starting at £32,982 to £37,099 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 18 September 2023
Closing date: 16 October 2023, Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: As soon as possible.

Job description

Are you ready to dive into the dynamic world of strategic communications and content creation? Do you have a passion for crafting compelling stories and engaging campaigns? We're on the lookout for a creative and driven Senior Content Officer to join our global Business School Communications Team.

As a Senior Content Officer, you'll be at the heart of our Communications Team, collaborating closely with our Communications Manager, dedicated team members, clients, and stakeholders. Together, we're on a mission to bring our Business School's strategic marcomms plan to life and achieve extraordinary results.

Here's what the role entails:

Crafting captivating content: Get ready to lead, advise on, and support the production and publication of remarkable content and engagement campaigns. Your impeccable editing and proofreading skills will ensure that every piece we create is polished to perfection.

Master of digital domains: You'll take the reins of our primary communication platforms - from the digital realm to our website and vibrant social media channels. Your creative flair will make our online presence shine.

Stakeholder superstar: Forge meaningful relationships with key stakeholders, collaborating seamlessly with the wider University and other third-party organizations. Your knack for networking will be key to our success.

Championing excellence: You'll have the exciting opportunity to contribute to School award nominations, highlighting our achievements and elevating our reputation on a grand stage.

Coordination extraordinaire: In partnership with our Communications Manager and colleagues, you'll coordinate and collaborate effectively on a range of activities that drive our communications strategy forward.

Now, let's talk about who you are:

Strategic dynamo: Your knack for maintaining oversight of communications plans and content outputs is unmatched. You're not just checking boxes – you're orchestrating impactful communication.

Editorial guru: Syntax, spelling, punctuation, grammar – you're the ultimate wordsmith who ensures that our content speaks clearly and resonates with diverse audiences.

Collaboration maestro: Working together with the Communications Manager, communications and marketing teams, and other key players is second nature to you.

Audience whisperer: You know how to tailor messages to hit the mark with various audiences. Whether it's prospective students, alumni, or industry partners, you're on point.

Brand ambassador: You're the guardian of our School and University's branding, making sure that every piece of communication aligns perfectly with our identity and accessibility standards.

Join us in making a real impact. Let's shape the future of our Business School together through innovative communication strategies and exceptional content. If you're ready to embark on this journey, apply now and let's create something extraordinary.

Please contact Serena Mitchell, Communications Manager on or telephone: 0782531556 for informal enquiries.

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 Personal Specification 9487 [PDF 119.65KB]

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

How to apply

Download our professional services application form and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

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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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