Head of Digital Communications
London Senate House

Job reference: 001125

Location: London Senate House

Closing date: 15/07/2018

Salary: Starting from £52,376 per annum

Employment type: Open ended

Department: Vice-Chancellor's Office

Sub-Department: Marketing and Communications

Hours per week: 35

The University of London is seeking a talented and enthusiastic individual for a pivotal role, Head of Digital Communications. The post holder will deliver the University’s digital strategy in line with the University’s key strategic objectives and “One University” vision. 

 The Vice Chancellor's Office

The University of London is one of the oldest and largest universities in the UK – and the most diverse. Established by Royal Charter in 1836, the University is recognised globally as a world leader in Higher Education. We are a federal institution consisting of 18 self-governing member institutions of outstanding reputation and a number of acclaimed central academic bodies. The University of London offers almost every subject covered in any University curriculum, delivering huge flexibility and choice to its students.

The principal academic and executive officer of the University is the Vice-Chancellor, who is responsible for promoting and advancing the purposes of the University and for the organisation and conduct of the business of the University. The Vice-Chancellors Department is comprised of a set of small teams working at the centre of the University supporting communication, compliance & governance issues, fundraising and strategic development.

The Role

Working alongside colleagues in the Central Communications team and ICT, the Head of Digital Communications will be responsible for the delivery of the digital communications strategy for the central departments of the University of London.  This will entail managing all digital communication platforms with a focus on user experience, engagement, the service levels provided and the overall quality of communications content, and making recommendations for future investment and implementation of the strategy. The post holder will manage the Web Content Editor and Content Producer and will be responsible for the main University of London website and staff intranet built on the Office 365 SharePoint platform. 

To be eligible for this role you must be educated to degree level or have equivalent work based experience or ability. You will have a strong working knowledge of web analytics as well as experience of content management systems, preferably Sharepoint and Drupal. Proven experience of managing teams and developing digital marketing and web management strategies are essential. Furthermore you will have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work effectively under pressure and high personal and professional standards.

For a full role profile, please refer to the job description below.

Further Information 

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your application and CV (by clicking ‘apply now’ at the bottom of this page) before the closing date at midnight on Sunday 15 July 2018.

Interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing 23 or 30 July 2018

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