09 Feb

Communications Officer Jobs Vacancy at Royal Agricultural University Cirencester

Position
Communications Officer
Company
Royal Agricultural University
Location
Cirencester ENG
Opening
09 Feb, 2018 30+ days ago

Royal Agricultural University Cirencester urgently required following position for Communications Officer. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

Follow the online directions, complete all the necessary fields, and provide all relevant information so your application is submitted correctly. When you click the 'Apply this Job' button (open in new window) you will be taken to the online application form. Here you will be asked to provide personal and contact details, respond to employment-related questions, and show how you meet the key selection criteria.

Communications Officer Jobs Vacancy at Royal Agricultural University Cirencester Jobs Details:

Application Procedure

If you are interested in applying for this role, please send:
1. Application form for professional services role ‐ available from our website
www.rau.ac.uk . You may attach a CV with additional information if you wish.
2. A covering letter explaining your interest and motivation for applying, along with how
your experience and qualifications suit you for the role.
3. Details for two referees.

Please send to Human Resources, Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, Glos GL7 6JS or
via email to jobs@rau.ac.uk

Closing date for application forms is 12:00h Friday 2 March with interviews Tuesday 20
March 2018.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job title: Communications Officer

Department: Marketing

Salary: Grade 6 : £24,983 to £29,799 per annum

Job details: Full time, permanent, 35 hours pw, normally Mon‐Fri

Responsible to : Marketing and Communications Manager

Responsible for: Marketing Assistant Intern

Relationships with : Staff, students, prospective students and parents, alumni,

journalists, external design agencies, print houses and
photographers

The Communications Officer is responsible for supporting the Marketing and Communications
Manager in the development of all internal and external communications for the university, ensuring
its messages are engaging, effective and consistent.

Duties of a Communications Officer include:

  • Supporting the delivery of the communications strategy for the university incorporating PR,
Marketing and Online.

  • Delivering communication campaigns to attract enquiries from prospective students and
engage with those who have enquired through the CRM system

  • Contributing to communications plans to increase brand awareness and recognition for the
organisation.

  • Supporting relationships with the media to secure and grow media coverage, both online
and offline.

  • Writing press releases for local and national media.
  • Monitoring press stories relating to the university and its brand.
  • Maximising opportunities for positive coverage.
  • Reputation management.
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  • Collating and analysing current communications and messages and ensuring consistency.
  • Support the communication of the brand to internal customers and stakeholders.
  • Creating content and working with external agencies to produce publications.
  • Management of the Marketing Assistant to ensure they receive development opportunities
and assist in marketing of the RAU.

The ideal background of a Communications Officer:
  • Previous experience in communications for a similar organisation would be a strong
advantage.

  • Highly articulate individual with excellent written communication skills.
PERSON SPECIFICATION

Requirements Essential Measured By

or A) Application Form
Desirable B) Interview

C) Test / Exercise

Educated to degree level or equivalent E A

Experience of marketing, communications and/or PR E A

A good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel E A

Experience of copy writing and writing media releases E A

Experience in the Higher Education sector D A

Excellent communication skills, written, verbal and E B
interpersonal at all levels

Experience of project management D B

Experience of contributing to social media channels E B

Experience of interacting with the media E B
Proven track record of successfully securing positive media E B
coverage
Excellent attention to detail and accurate proof reading skills E C

CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing) qualified D A

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

This position is based within the Marketing and Student Recruitment Department at the Royal
Agricultural University. The department manages all marketing, recruitment and corporate
communications activities for the university. The department is looking to appoint a personable and
professional individual who is enthusiastic and motivated. The post will suit those that have an
ability to write and think creatively and are organised and methodical in their approach.

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