PR & Communications Coordinator

The Students’ Union at UWE is looking for a PR and Communications Coordinator to join its energetic Marketing Team. Working closely with the team, you will lead the organisation’s communications channels and support our staff and elected Presidents to plan and implement effective campaigns and messages through both digital and traditional marketing channels.

Overview

The Students’ Union at UWE is looking for a PR and Communications Coordinator to join its energetic Marketing Team.

Working closely with the team, you will lead the organisation’s communications channels and support our staff and elected Presidents to plan and implement effective campaigns and messages through both digital and traditional marketing channels. 

As the successful candidate, you will be a proactive and well organised team player who is enthusiastic about the benefit of clear and effective communication channels.

You will have impeccable writing and communication skills and be proficient in content creation and social media oversight/ growth.

You will also be a creative thinker, who is full of fresh ideas about how to engage with our students, staff and the University.

We are looking for someone who is educated to degree level (or equivalent), who has previous experience of working within a communications, PR and/or marketing role.

Duties & Responsibilities

Communications

  1. Communications – To deliver a range of communications and campaigns through digital, print and face-to-face that truly represents our brand.
  2. Content creation – Responsible for delivering our content strategy to drive high engagement with our students across all of our platforms.
  3. Raise the profile of Student President/Officers and work closely with them to plan and deliver successful student-led campaigns.
  4. PR – responsible for raising the positive profile of The Students’ Union to the University, community, media and other stakeholders.

Other Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Coordinate our email marketing, including content-driven newsletters and targeted campaigns.
  2. Keep up-to-date with what is happening across The Students’ Union and write regular news pieces highlighting our impact, success stories and achievements, as well as stories about our members and their successes.
  3. Create inspiring and effective copy about the organisation for use in digital and print, social media.
  4. Champion and embed our tone of voice within the organisation.
  5. Proofread a variety of hardcopy and digital communications such as flyers, reports, blogs, email marketing and web content, this includes proofing content before it goes into design.
  6. Support the planning and implementation of Student President/Officer and student-led campaigns.
  7. Lead on President/Officer communications, driving activity of and engagement with their social media profiles, blogs, videos, etc.
  8. Work closely with internal staff, students, University Press team, media and other third parties to raise the profile of The Students’ Union
  9. Support the Marketing Manager and HR Manager in the development and implementation of our internal communications, including intranet, e-bulletins and all staff events.
  10. Measure, monitor and report on the effectiveness of communications, e.g. email open rates, google analytics and social media insights.
  11. Help to manage student staff and volunteers to support union projects, events and campaigns.
  12. To work within agreed budgets, reporting any issues of concern immediately to your line manager.
  13. To act in accordance with the policies and procedures laid out in the Staff Handbook.
  14. Any other reasonable duties as directed by the organisation.

Skills & Experience

  • High standard of education, preferably to degree level or equivalent
  • Experience of working within a communication, PR and/or marketing role.
  • Experience of writing content for a variety of audiences across multiple platforms (blogs, social media, email, web and print).
  • Demonstrable experience of managing social media including tactics to effectively engage audiences.
  • Experience of writing press releases and/or news stories.
  • Excellent proofreading skills
  • Experience of co-ordinating email marketing
  • Experience of working with a range of stakeholders
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, specifically Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Enjoys working with a diverse range of people
  • A creative thinker

View full Job Description and Person Specification

Grade: 3.1 

Salary: £20,944 per annum

Hours per Week:  37 hours per week, working 5 days out of 7

* Given the nature of the post, weekend and evening work will be required with notice to achieve the desired outcomes at key times of the year

Holiday:  27 Days + Closure Days & Bank Holidays ‘pro rata’

Duration of Role:  Permanent

Location: Based at Frenchay Campus- Bristol

*The postholder may be required to work at, or from any of the Union’s establishments (Bower Ashton Campus, Glenside Campus etc)

How to Apply

Here at The Students’ Union we want our workforce to reflect the makeup of the community we serve.

Therefore, we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, religion, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability.

To apply for this role, please download an Application and Equal Opportunities form and return to surecruit@uwe.ac.uk 

If you have any questions about this role please email surecruit@uwe.ac.uk 

Application Deadline:  26th June 2022 at 9.00am

Interview Date: 6th or 7th July 2022 (TBC)