Marketing & Communications Manager (Interdisciplinary Research Institutes)

The University of Southampton



Highfield Campus


£34,314 to £41,931
Per annum

Full Time Permanent

Closing Date:  

Wednesday 19 April 2023

Interview Date:  

To be confirmed



Looking for your next inspiring marketing and communications challenge?

Join our recently created Research and Enterprise Marketing team and play a critical role in delivering the university’s research and enterprise strategic plans.  You’ll be working directly with our world-leading Interdisciplinary Institutes as a dedicated Marketing and Communications Manager. 

Working as part of a small team you’ll contribute to a range of collaborations to enhance our reputation. You’ll be working to improve brand perception with core audiences, increase income, and enhance the understanding of new knowledge which is making a real difference to society. 

Collaborating with senior leaders and academics, you’ll get under the skin of a wide variety of projects, understand their target markets, and develop compelling and competitive propositions for them. To deliver plans, you’ll engage with a network of specialist experts in commercial, digital and communications teams to meet our ambitious targets.

About you:

Alongside your ability to communicate complex research themes to a range of target audiences you’ll bring experience of planning and implementing marketing operations and the ability to do so in a large and complex organisation. Your skills in developing plans based on data and insight will underpin your creativity in designing and communicating innovative solutions. Adept at relationship-building, you’ll be able to work proactively with academic and professional service stakeholders and across a network of internal and external teams to effectively deliver marketing and communications plans. 

What we can offer you 

We support a flexible approach to work and welcome hybrid working. With an understanding that there is a need to be on campus or visiting local business as part of the role. 

We have a range of benefits to make your life easier. In addition to a generous holiday allowance you will receive additional university closure days at Easter and Christmas. As staff you would be eligible for reduced fees at our on campus Early Years Centre , which provides quality childcare from birth to five years. Your long-term future would be supported with access to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), subsidised health and fitness facilities and a range of discounts.

As a university we aim to create an inclusive environment that attracts, supports, and retains the best students and staff from diverse backgrounds and experiences from across the world. We are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect, and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work.

If you wish to discuss the role in more detail, please email Kate Prince on [email protected]

This position is being offered on a full-time, permanent basis. 

Application Procedure 

The application deadline is midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need assistance, call Recruitment on  +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email [email protected] . Quote reference 2215323CD on all correspondence. 

Further details:

We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial backgrounds, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity. 

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated on the job. 

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