Student Communications & Campaigns Manager Ref 9260

Job description

The University of Sussex is seeking to recruit a Student Communications and Campaigns Manager.  

This exciting and varied post is based within the Student Communications team, which is responsible for all institutional student communications. The Student Communications and Campaigns Manager is a pivotal role to enable us to deliver a world class student experience.  

Working closely with colleagues from across the Communications, Marketing and Advancement division, the Student Engagement & Enhancement team in the Student Experience Division, the Student Communications and Campaigns manager will take a critical role in developing and delivering a slate of student facing campaigns and events that support the strategic aims of the university.  Through the delivery of student and wider community-facing events and campaigns to drive engagement and participation in student orientated campaigns that are designed to enhance the student experience. 

 They will be responsible for delivery key University initiatives, such as The Education Awards and free speech events with The Exchange; as well as developing student communications campaigns to support Careers and Employability initiatives, The Connector Programme and the Spirit of Sussex Awards.  Additionally, they will work closely with Sussex University schools and the Students’ Union to ensure a unified approach to achieving the university’s strategic aims. 

Relevant Context: 

The post holder will promote good practice in student communications and campaigns throughout the University and collaborate with colleagues across campus on opportunities to develop and communicate on student experience opportunities; with a particular focus on University initiatives including, but not limited to: 

  • The Education Awards  
  • Free speech events with The Exchange;  
  • Developing student communications campaigns to support: 
  • Careers and Employability initiatives,  
  • The Connector Programme; and  
  • The Spirit of Sussex Awards. 

The role will support the enhancement of the institution’s reputation amongst our students via increased positive two-way communications and engagement with our students; and strengthen the student experience by significantly amplifying the communication and promotion of existing and future opportunities available to students to enrich their student experience.  

Candidates should demonstrate a strong knowledge of student issues, campaign management, social media, communications channels and how to engage with them.  Applicants must be able to demonstrate successful experience in a similar role, as well as evidence of strong campaigns development and delivery skills, writing, research, editing, project management and digital skills. 

Please contact Senior Internal Communications Manager, Harvey Atkinson, 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 the full job description and person specification (reference number 9260) (PDF 124.5KB)

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 

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as 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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