Challenging, interesting and constantly changing, the University of Derby is an exceptional place to learn and an incredibly rewarding place to work.
Ours is an extraordinary educational environment and because we specialise in identifying and developing individual potential, you can be confident you'll receive all the help and encouragement you need to build a rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.
Our combined higher and further education offering is spread over campuses in Derby, Buxton, Leek and Chesterfield and we have some of the best university facilities in the UK, investing more than £200 million in facilities in the last 10 years.
We achieve outstanding results for our teaching and research and with more than 34,000 people choosing to study with us every year, we depend on the dedication of a team of 2,200 academic and professional services staff.
Financially strong and seriously ambitious we offer our employees a family-friendly, rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.
About the role
We are looking for a Communications Officer to join our award-winning Corporate Communications team, part of the Marketing and Communications department.
As part of this exciting and varied role, you will work closely with colleagues in the Marketing and Communications department and across the wider university to deliver communications that align to the University’s strategic direction.
You will proactively identify opportunities to raise the profile, reputation and influence of the University regionally, nationally and internationally, by promoting its achievements and successes, research, and the work of our students and staff to internal and external audiences.
As well as excellent communication skills, you will bring to this role experience of delivering impactful PR and communications activity, a talent for writing compelling and engaging copy for diverse audiences, digital skills, and the confidence and ability to provide strategic communications advice and guidance to senior internal stakeholders.
You will be a go-getter, able to work well independently, and as part of the team, with an appetite to take on new challenges and drive forward the collective impact of the work that the Corporate Communications team undertakes.
Your role will involve working across all areas of internal and external communications to support our work.
Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Whilst this role is eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route, we recommend that you assess your individual eligibility before applying for this position. Visit https://www.gov.uk/skilled-worker-visa for more information.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect everyone who works for us to also share this commitment and to treat people with courtesy and respect.
Closing Date: 03 Jan 2023
Area: Operational Support
Salary: £29,476 to £32,406 (For exceptional performers, there is scope for further progression up to £37,267 per annum).