At St Mary’s University, we are dedicated to preparing our students for flourishing lives and successful careers within a community of mutual respect. We aspire to enable every student to achieve their full potential, through outstanding support for their learning and giving them a broad and rich experience. Inspired by our Catholic mission, we pride ourselves on being an academic community which values positive human relationships, promoting belonging and supporting individuals to be the best version of themselves.
In challenging times, we continue to thrive, achieving real progress and success in student satisfaction, research and community impact. We have recently climbed to our highest ever positions in two of the major university guides and the Complete University Guide 2024 ranks St Mary’s 7th for student satisfaction. The 2021 Research Excellence Framework results found that the majority of research submitted by St Mary’s was 4* world leading or 3* internationally excellent in its originality, significance and rigour.
We are now seeking to appoint our Director of Marketing & Communications. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Director will lead the marketing, communications and digital teams. The role is focused on developing the University’s brand and profile through integrated, data-driven marketing and communications. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and delivering an integrated marketing and communications strategy that will build our brand awareness, grow our market share and enhance our reputation amongst key stakeholder groups and audiences.
You will bring experience of directing and leading a marketing and/or communications department within a complex organisation, along with experience of developing and implementing innovative, digital-led marketing strategies. You will be able to manage multiple complex projects, activities and resources, and you will bring a sharp focus on delivering outcomes. You will also be an experienced people and stakeholder manager with outstanding communication skills.
This role offers the opportunity to join St Mary’s an at exciting time and play a critical role in the advancement of the University, building our profile and reputation to help deliver our vision and ambitious agenda.
The closing date is noon on Monday 9th October 2023.
St Mary’s University is committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.