Marketing and Communications Manager

United Kingdom
Jul 19, 2018
Aug 13, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
£29,799 - £36,613

35 hours per week – Full time (occasional working evenings and weekends)


We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Marketing and Communications Manager to lead the effective marketing of the Students’ Union to communicate with our members. The role is based at the Students’ Union on the Highfield Campus, University of Southampton.

Working alongside our elected student officers and Union staff, you will lead the Marketing and Communications team and ensure that we engage effectively with our members to deliver services and activities to enhance and enrich their lives.

With a passion for bringing a brand to life through storytelling, you are driven to understand audiences and know how to ask the right questions to stimulate content that helps, informs and inspires. You are a proven team leader, experienced at coaching and managing others to deliver effective campaigns.

You will manage a team of six, working closely with other teams in the Union to create marketing strategies and plans and develop content across a range of channels. Strong planning, project management and organisational skills are essential to ensure a number of content projects and campaigns are delivered to deadlines.

Your committed and passionate approach will inspire and motivate team members. You will empower them to work creatively, to exceed the Unions goals and provide a fantastic experience and customer service to the students of the University of Southampton.

If you have the energy and initiative to deliver results that will contribute to our mission and make a real difference to the lives of our students, then we want to hear from you.

The successful applicant will be working 35 hours a week which on occasions may include evenings and weekends to cover events and activities.

Working with the Students’ Union will give you a rare opportunity to engage with a vibrant, innovative and ever developing organisation.


What we will offer:

The University of Southampton Students’ Union has a vision of creating a positive impact with every student during their time at the University. As a not for profit organisation the Students’ Union provides a comprehensive platform of opportunities, support, representation and places for our members to enhance their overall University experience.


Benefits of Working at the Students’ Union:

On top of developing you to become a Marketing and Communications Manager, we recognise our people are our greatest assets and offer a number of benefits over and above your monthly pay. 

  • 44 days’ annual leave per year, including a week at Christmas and Easter
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Staff social activities
  • Staff discounts on entertainment, eating out, retail and travel
  • Comprehensive induction and strong learning and development offer
  • Employee Assistance Programme.


Closing Date and Time: Monday 13th August 2018 at 9am

Interview Date:  21st August 2018

The University of Southampton Students’ Union is an equal opportunities employer which values a diverse workforce and we want to reflect the student body that we represent. We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination and will ensure that our recruitment activities are mindful of equality and diversity matters.

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