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Communications Coordinator


Salary:   £26,847 to £32,433 Per annum
Release Date:   Monday 16 September 2019
Closing Date:   Sunday 29 September 2019
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:   MKT130

The University of West London (UWL) is a leading modern university, specialising in the education and development of exceptional creative, business and service professionals. UWL has a reputation for high quality education closely linked to employment; 98% of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduating. * Based in the heart of one of the UK’s most successful business regions, the University has highly qualified staff with a wealth of experience in their respective disciplines and strong connections to their industries. Everything we do is designed to equip our students with both the academic knowledge and practical skills to succeed in their chosen careers.

The post holder will report into the Head of Communications and Events and work within our busy and fast-paced Marketing department. This is an interesting role for an enthusiastic Communications professional looking to develop their career. The role has a large media relations remit so a good understanding of how the media works is essential, but you will also work across wider communications functions. The Communications Coordinator will play a key role in promoting a positive image of the University through a range of communications channels.

The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • A good understanding of what makes a story compelling
  • Proven track record in creating media campaigns, securing coverage across print, broadcast and digital media.
  • Highly literate and an excellent writer, with high-level attention to detail, practiced in drafting copy for a range of media
  • Excellent knowledge of social media channels - Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn - and social media management tools
  • The drive and enthusiasm to proactively sell in stories and successfully engage with the media and deliver increased exposure and profile for the University
  • Able to engage confidently with multiple stakeholders
  • The ability to work collaboratively in the team, sharing ideas with the wider marketing team, integrating communications across off-line and on-line platforms.
  • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to remain calm under pressure, and prioritise effectively.
  • A good understanding of how to deal effectively with crisis communications and media queries under pressure.

Previous applicants need not apply

Interviews to be held week commencing 7th October 2019

The closing date for this job vacancy has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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