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Interim Head of Public Relations - QMUL15880

Department: Marketing & Communications
Salary: £54,853- £61,311 per annum (Grade 7)
Reference: QMUL15880
Date posted: 11-Sep-2018
Closing date: 24-Sep-2018

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Overview:

Are you a media relations professional looking for an opportunity to make a big impact on a big stage?

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Marketing and Communications directorate of Queen Mary University of London, a member of the Russell Group and one of the UK’s top research universities with many exciting stories to tell. The Directorate is responsible for building Queen Mary’s brand and profile through external and internal communications activity, recruiting students (home and international) and marketing our educational programmes.

As Interim Head of Public Relations, you will fulfil a vital role within the directorate, ensuring that we rapidly build the awareness and reputation of Queen Mary (both nationally and internationally) as a leading research-intensive university through creative and compelling PR activities.

You will be responsible for the management of proactive and reactive media relations, crisis communications, the strategic development and oversight of social and digital media, and coordination of stakeholder relations activity. You will provide guidance and advice to Queen Mary senior executives on communications issues, including reputation management and crisis communications.

You will report to the Assistant Director of Communications and be a core part of the Communications senior leadership team.

The post is full time, fixed term appointment for 12 months.  Starting salary will be in the range of £54,853 - £61,311 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Kristian Hibberd at k.hibberd@qmul.ac.uk, 07815 902560

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 24th September 2018.  Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

 

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