The University of London Worldwide are now seeking a self-motivated and creative individual to join the Executive office as a Communications and Corporate Events Officer. The candidate will be responsible for proactively seeking opportunities to present the University of London Worldwide programmes to the media in order to raise it's profile. This is a full time, permanent position.
The University of London
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 Colleges 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 University of London Worldwide
Since its formation in 1858 the University of London Worldwide has enriched the lives of thousands of students across the globe. It has become a global leader in distance and flexible study. The University of London Worldwide now has over 50,000 students and 100,000 alumni in more than 180 countries. Its alumni base is global and significant, including seven Nobel Prize winners.
As the Communications and Corporate Events Officer, you will be responsible for delivering External Relations, Media and PR and event management activity under the guidance of the Head External Relations, Media, PR, and Corporate Events. You will be expected to use the full range of communication channels and relationships available, together with professional techniques to achieve a positive profile internationally for the University of London Worldwide.
You will be required to act as the first point of contact for media enquiries. In addition, they will be responsible for writing and editing press releases and other materials for publication. You will also be expected to develop strong working relationships with all stakeholders to best promote the University of London Worldwide.
Successful candidates will have previous experience of working in a press and PR office, as well as a track record of dealing with sensitive and contentious issues in a fast paced enviroment. Excellent writing and creative skills are essential to the role, along with the ability to write and adapt complex information for a range of audiences. Previous experience within a higher education institution is desirable but not essential.
For further information on the opportunity and person specification, please download the job description.
In order to be considered for this opportunity, please submit an application before the closing date at midnight on Wednesday, 17th October 2018.
Interviews are expected to take place week commencing 22nd October 2018, and candidates are advised to ensure availability during this time.
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