Communications Manager

  • Job Reference: 1286015498-2
  • Date Posted: 4 April 2024
  • Recruiter: United Colleges Group
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £44,050
  • Bonus/Benefits: including London Weighting Allowance (Pro Rata- £22,025 including Lond
  • Sector: Digital, Marketing, Media, Public Relations, Recruitment
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Communications Manager

£44,050 per annum including London Weighting Allowance (Pro Rata- £22,025 including London Weighting Allowance)

Permanent, Part Time (17.5 hours, flexibility provided for when these are worked between Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

Who we are

United Colleges Group provides education to over 11,000 learners a year, including 16-18-year-olds, adults, apprentices, and students with high needs, across our five campuses and two colleges; City of Westminster College and College of North West London. The Cockpit Theatre also forms part of the Group.

With an annual turnover of over £50m, we are one of the top 20 largest college groups in the UK. We offer education and training in almost all vocational areas at a variety of levels for a wide range of learners of all ages and starting points.

Our mission is to provide all our learners with the very best knowledge and to break down any barriers to learning. We pride ourselves on enabling our learners to meet their individual needs and aspirations and we deliver a learning experience that is unique, enjoyable and rewarding.

About the Role

The Communications Manager will lead on the delivery of both internal and external communications strategies for United Colleges Group (UCG), comprising City of Westminster College, College of North West London, and the Cockpit theatre. In this role, you'll spearhead initiatives to inspire and engage staff and learners while collaborating closely with the Head of Marketing & Communications and an external PR agency to secure positive editorial coverage for UCG. You will also support the Head of Marketing & Communications in reputation management and crisis communications. The responsibilities include managing day-to-day internal communications, developing refreshed strategies, ensuring alignment with student recruitment objectives, fostering stakeholder relationships, and maintaining brand consistency. Additionally, you'll oversee the delivery of the PR strategy, assist with media relations and manage digital press archives.

About You

The postholder will have experience in delivering on communications strategies internally and externally for large or complex organisations, ideally in the education sector or within youth marketing. They should possess excellent communication skills and ideally be proficient using digital tools such as email marketing software.

How to Apply

If you're ready to join a Group that has the resources to develop the talents of both students and staff, you can find more information on this role and details on how to apply by visiting our dedicated recruitment microsite.

The College is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to full-vetting procedures including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services Check.

Closing date: Midday, 23 rd April 2024.

Interview Date: 14 th May 2024.