CSF-660-23 – Internal Communications Manager

University of Kent

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Location:  Canterbury
£44,737 to £50,300
per annum
Grade:  Grade 8
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Release Date: 
Thursday 16 March 2023
Closing Date: 
23.59 hours BST on Thursday 30 March 2023

 (unless otherwise stated)
Interview Date: 
Tuesday 11 April 2023
Reference:  CSF-660-23

Are you an experienced internal communications professional used to engaging and inspiring audiences through multi-channel campaigns?

Do you have an eye for a story and a background in motivating internal audiences through periods of change?

This brand new role leading the University’s internal communications function is a great opportunity to play a key part in delivering our ambition, inspiring and uniting our staff and student communities through impactful, innovative and strategically planned communications campaigns.

We are looking for someone who is up to date with the latest trends in this area, along with experience of supporting change and a natural aptitude for producing inclusive and engaging communications.

As our Internal Communications Manager, you can expect to get involved in:

  • shaping and delivering an internal communications strategy
  • overseeing day-to-day staff and student communications, ensuring high quality, compelling content and activity is planned, produced and disseminated
  • working with senior stakeholders across the University to coordinate major activity that supports change and broader strategic initiatives

What you will bring to the role:

  • high level experience of internal communications in a large, complex organisation
  • significant experience of working to support organisational change through communications
  • an aptitude for identifying new and innovative ways to engage internal audiences

If this role sounds like a good fit for you, we would welcome your application.

What we can offer in return:

The University of Kent is a distinctive and attractive place to work. We employ over 6,000 staff, including academic and research staff and a full range of support and administration staff. Our stunning main campus in Canterbury, Kent was founded in 1965 and is set among green and tranquil open space overlooking the spectacular Cathedral. 

Our staff enjoy competitive salaries, an occupational pension scheme with generous employer contributions, great holiday entitlements and a wonderful working environment with on campus cinema/theatre, sports facilities, library, nursery and food outlets. We also offer hybrid working options including up to two days working from home per week and we welcome discussions around flexible working arrangements.

Our Communications Team strive to build the University’s reputation through multi-channel, mixed media campaigns that set out a compelling narrative based on our Kent 2025 strategy. Working across press, social media and internal comms, the team lead on communications with key local, national and international audiences, ensuring clear and consistent messages are delivered in creative and dynamic ways to help make the University stand out in a crowded market.

Please see the links below to view the job description and to apply for this post. For further information regarding the application process, please contact [email protected] quoting ref number CSF-660-23.

We particularly welcome applications from female and black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented at this level in this area

Please note that we prioritise applications from current University of Kent redeployees. We will let you know if this post is to be filled by a redeployee as, in this instance, your application will unfortunately not be taken forward.

Applications must be made via the University’s online application system; CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

The University of Kent values diversity and promotes equality at all levels.

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