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Head of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs
Ref. 50051292

£58,932 per annum (Incl.LWA)


Central London

This post is full time, 35 hours per week and is fixed term maternity cover until 1 September 2022.

The University of Westminster is a global University set in the heart of London offering an inspiring portfolio for our 19,000 students alongside world-changing research and enterprise through our three specialist Colleges: Westminster Business School, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and, Design, Creative & Digital Industries. 
We now have a wonderful opportunity for a seasoned communications professional to join our friendly team to cover maternity leave for our substantive Head of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs. 

Our campuses are set in vibrant locations and our offices are a short distance from Oxford Circus so it’s a great place to be. Recognising the changing way people work now, there’s lots of scope for you to work remotely from home too. 

The post you’d be covering plays a leading role in how we tell our story to our audiences, developing the reputation of the University of Westminster as a welcoming, globally connected and diverse place to study, providing our students and colleagues with the opportunity to reach their full potential.

You will oversee our PR and Corporate Communications teams leading on our corporate communications including our COVID-19 response communications. Through media engagement, public affairs and internal communications, you will drive the daily information cycle across the University, engaging with our colleague, our student and our public audiences.

Reporting to the Director of Global Recruitment, Admissions, Marketing and Communications, as a member of our departmental Senior Management Team, you will work closely with our Vice-Chancellor’s Office, actively engaging in and sharing our progress in line with our inspirational Being Westminster Strategy. 
Using digitally-focused techniques, you will play a key role in shaping the communications culture and external perception of the University.

If you are looking to join a university whose values are progressive, compassionate and responsible and that places wellbeing as a top priority; if you have oodles of experience in PR and Internal Comms; and if you are you’d like to join a diverse and inclusive community, we’d love to hear from you.

To apply for this vacancy please click above. Further information can be found in the job description and person specification, which can be accessed through link below. 

At the University of Westminster, diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity are at the core of how we engage with students, colleagues, applicants, visitors and all our stakeholders. 

We are fully committed to enabling a supportive and safe learning and working environment which is equitable, diverse and inclusive, is based on mutual respect and trust, and in which harassment and discrimination are neither tolerated nor acceptable.

Closing date: midnight on 4 October 2021
Interviews are likely to be held on: TBC

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