Associate Director of Communications

De Montfort University

  • Permanent
  • Leicester, East Midlands
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Associate Director of Communications
Specialisms:Education, Marketing
Date posted:2nd November 2023
Closing date:26th November 2023

About us:

De Montfort University (DMU) is an ambitious, globally minded institution with a clear focus on delivering high-quality teaching and research. A culturally rich university with a strong commitment to the public good, it strives to maintain a stimulating, innovative and inclusive environment where staff and students can thrive.

The Opportunity:

DMU has a new strategy, “The Empowering University”, and has embarked on an ambitious programme of transformation, making this an exciting time to join us. The Associate Director of Communications will work closely with the Vice Chancellor, Chief Transformation Officer, and the University Leadership Team to develop and deliver an exceptional institution wide communications strategy and offers a significant opportunity to drive change and make positive impact.

The Marketing and Communications team at DMU is growing, and this newly created role will be a member of the Directorate’s senior leadership team, playing a key role in contributing to the corporate leadership of the University and its strategic direction and ensuring that the University is able to deliver its ambitious Empowering University strategy.

What we are looking for:

You will take a lead role in managing the profile of the university, managing its reputation, furthering its influence within the sector and across stakeholder groups, and ensuring a media profile in line with the strategic objectives. As Associate Director of Communications, you will also lead both staff and student-facing internal communications, playing a key role in cultural change, engagement, and supporting the institutional transformation outlined in the “Empowering University” strategy.

To be successful in this role, you will have a demonstrable track record of leading strategic communications to influence a wide range of audiences, gained within large scale, complex, publicly regulated organisations. With a proven ability to influence and persuade at all levels within an organisation, you will have sound knowledge of communications strategies, concepts and practices an excellent track record of achievement across a wide range of communications projects and campaigns.

Next steps:

Anderson Quigley is acting as an advisor to De Montfort University. A search process is being carried out by Anderson Quigley in addition to the public advertisement.

To see the job description, please click on the ‘recruitment pack’ button to the right.

All applications will need to consist of a tailored CV and Supporting Statement (maximum 2 pages). Applications will need to come through our portal, using the ‘apply’ button below.

Should you wish to discuss the role in strict confidence before applying, please direct all enquiries to our advising consultants:

Samantha Bryan-Ross: or +44 (0)7510 384 713

Akhil Yerneni: or +44 (0)7808 649 556

De Montfort University

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