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Marketing & Communications Officer

Requisition ID:  12701

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  14-Oct-2021


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.


Salary: £26,341 - £27,924 with progression to £30,497 per annum

Closing Date: 24 October 2021


The Role


The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape is looking to recruit an experienced  Marketing & Communications Officer as a maternity cover.   


The main purpose of the role is to support the implementation of the School’s corporate marketing, communications and reputation strategy within the University’s strategic aims of enhancing the School’s academic, business, engagement and research profile nationally and internationally. To lead on the organisation, delivery and marketing of School events and engagement.


This post is also open as a secondment opportunity, but you must seek approval from your line manager in advance.


The role will start from the 6th December 2021 and run until 13th January 2023.


For further inquiries please contact Caroline Armstrong, Acting Deputy School Manager - caroline.armstrong@ncl.ac.uk


Key Responsibilities


  • Lead on the organisation, delivery, marketing and evaluation of events for the School, ensuring maximum value is gained from resources deployed.
  • Work closely with the School Manager and other key stakeholders to plan and implement multi-channel, multi-stakeholder communications, events and marketing campaigns.
  • Support the development and production of the School’s print and digital marketing materials. Ensure all information and publicity is planned within the context of centrally produced marketing collateral, meets the University’s quality standards for presentation, content and branding, is in line with University objectives, and is directed appropriately at the relevant market segments. This will include: writing copy for print and digital channels; sourcing and developing content; liaison with designers, printers and external agencies.
  • Carry out market research, stakeholder and competitor analysis to inform the positioning of the School.
  • Build and maintain relationships with academic, research, technical and administrative staff in order to encourage them to identify and share content and evidence for celebration and success.
  • Work closely with other key communications colleagues across the University, including the Corporate Affairs Directorate, to ensure coordination of efforts in the promotion of research and scholarship and to raise the profile of the University.
  • Source, write and produce news stories to enhance the School’s reputation, liaising with key external relations staff and journalists.
  • Analyse key metrics such as league tables and produce information for the School Management Team regarding reputation enhancement.
  • Manage staff where appropriate.
  • Manage appropriate marketing budgets



The Person (Essential)


Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Proven ability to write effective communications for a variety of audiences
  • Ability to manage staff
  • Ability to manage budgets
  • Proven project management skills
  • Web management and social media skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to give public presentations, represent at large scale meetings/events both internally and nationally
  • Ability to develop relationships with a wide-range of key stakeholders and customers
  • Proven ability to manage large and small scale events


  • All of the above in an HE setting


Attrubutes and Behaviour


  • Uses clear, concise and accurate communication, tailoring the approach accordingly and encouraging a two way communication process
  • Persuades, convinces and influences others in order to achieve results and gain support
  • Projects a positive attitude through personal confidence and enthusiasm in order to achieve organisational success.  Inspires the trust and confidence of others.
  • Manages time and resources by prioritising and organising effectively
  • Works collaboratively with others, plays a positive role in teams and establishes and grows relationships across the organisation where different skills, expertise and opinions are  valued.




  • 3 A Levels or equivalent


  • A degree qualification
  • A relevant professional qualification



Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.


The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.


We understand how important the full employment package is to our colleagues at Newcastle University and we are committed to providing a great range of benefits and discounts for all.  You can learn more about what is available here on our Benefits Website page.

Requisition ID: 12701