Head of Communications

Closing date
23 Sep 2020

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Marketing & PR
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We are UCL: a diverse community with the freedom to challenge and think differently. From climate change to plastic pollution, infant mortality to social inequality, the world is facing huge challenges and we're determined to solve them.

In September 2016 UCL launched It's All Academic, one of Europe's most ambitious Philanthropy and Engagement Campaigns. The next academic year will be pivotal as we approach the end of the Campaign and the transition of President & Provost in early 2021. We are seeking an exceptional candidate to lead the Communications Team into the next phase of advancement at UCL.

As Head of Communications, you will lead on creatively telling UCL's global impact story to our most important audiences, supporting both the Campaign and institutional advancement goals. You will pay a pivotal role in shaping the future direction of our high profile brand and visual identity, leading the evolution of all communications platforms, and advising senior leaders on the future direction for advancement communications, and leading an exceptional team of communications professionals.

The successful candidate will be a proven Communications leader with a demonstrable track record in the sector. You will be a strategic thinker with excellent project management skills, and the ability to confidently represent OVPA and UCL across internal and external stakeholder groups, often managing competing interests. Most importantly, you will be a strong and inspiring people manager, and a supportive and encouraging colleague in our fast paced, highly skilled office, willing to work collaboratively towards our common goals.

We are a team of exceptionally ambitious, creative and passionate individuals who work together to achieve remarkable things with a global impact, and we would love for you to be part of this exciting journey and our success.

We are happy to consider applications from candidates seeking part-time opportunities (minimum 0.8 FTE - equivalent of 4 days per week, stated salary to be pro-rata).

We know that our people are our greatest asset and in return we provide an empowering environment where your development is invested in. We offer agile working and flexibility around working hours.

UCL is an outstanding place to work. We welcome people from all backgrounds and strive to create an environment where everyone is encouraged to give their best in a place where their unique experiences and skills are seen as valuable assets. You will be entitled to a generous pension scheme and holiday allowance.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the 'Apply' button above.

Closing Date: 28 September 2020

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.
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