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Faculty Press and Communications Executive (3435)

We are looking for a pro-active Faculty Press and Communications Executive to join us here at Manchester Met. The role will sit across two faculties: the Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care and the Faculty of Education.

You will develop media, PR and internal communications activities to enhance both the Faculty and University reputation and provide clear, consistent and engaging content to a range of different audiences. You will advise and support the senior management team in broadcasting Faculty communications to external (local, national and international) and internal audiences, and to support and prepare academics in their work with the media.

You will work on developing effective channels of communication with journalists, partners, internal staff and stakeholders in the public and private sectors, both online and across traditional media.

About You:

To be successful in this role we are looking for someone with excellent writing skills, superb time management and prioritisation skills and the ability to distil and articulate key messages via a range of communications.  You will also have:

    • Knowledge of communications opportunities and awareness of current communications (internal and external) techniques
    • Experience of planning and delivering communications and media campaigns
    • Experience of delivering both reactive, responsive communication and for planning and delivery of strategic longer lead opportunities
    • Great organisation skills and the ability to pro-actively search out potential stories and build mutually successful relationships with academic and professional services colleagues.

How to apply:

To apply for these vacancies please upload a CV and Cover letter via the portal, detailing how you meet the criteria in the person specification attached.

For informal enquiries about these vacancies, please contact Sophie Williamson (Head of Faculty Marketing) -

If you would like to join our people and share our ambition, we would love to hear from you.

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring and particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in the University workforce.

We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this, as well as any reasonable adjustments required throughout the application process.

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Manchester Birley Campus
53 Bonsall Street, Manchester, UK, M15 6GX
  • Location:
    Manchester Birley Campus
  • Faculty / Function:
    Professional Services
  • Salary:
    Grade 6 (£26,715 to £30,046)
  • Closing Date:
    11 April 2021
  • Contract Type:
  • Contracted Hours per week:
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