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Public Engagement Manager

University of Surrey
Closing date
8 Dec 2021

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Marketing & PR
Contract Type
Full Time
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Guildford, Surrey

Full-time, blended working


Are you passionate about working with different communities and producing engaging events that capture the imagination?

We're looking for an experienced communicator who can plan, lead and deliver our public engagement activities and events that connect the University of Surrey with our local communities. This role will also work with partner universities to deliver engaging and innovative events for an exciting science project led by Professor Jim Al-Khalili for the Templeton Foundation.

The successful candidate will have a real passion and energy for public engagement and have significant experience of organising and delivering events that translate the complex into entertaining and engaging content and experiences for members of the public. You will have strong relationship building skills and have experience of communicating with different audience groups, directly and through communication channels such as social media, website content and compelling stories. With strong leadership skills and integrity, the ability to devise and implement influencing plans, to inspire and bring together different teams, you will play a pivotal role enhancing the University's reputation.

The University of Surrey is one of the UK's leading public research and teaching universities, and you would be working with our leading researchers and innovators to tell the story of their successes. Our research and innovations are saving lives, pushing the boundaries of space, creating jobs and contributing to economic growth. We are the leading UK university for graduate employability today and are nurturing the leaders of tomorrow.

It's a great time to join us. We have just launched our new institutional strategy for the next three years, we have a new communication strategy and new look Communications, Public Affairs and Events team to help deliver it, of which you will be an important part.

We offer a generous pension, relocation assistance, flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes, and supportive family-friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We value everyone in our community and are seeking to increase the diversity. Therefore, we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.
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