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Higher Education Statistics Agency

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Higher Education Statistics Agency
95 Promenade
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL50 1HZ

Tel: 01242 255577

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Communications Manager - Part-time 0.6 FTE, Maternity cover

Cheltenham

HESA exists to enhance the competitive strength of UK higher education by collecting, analysing, and disseminating data about the UK HE sector. We provide a trusted source of information, supporting better decision making, and promoting public trust, to support this strategy.

Our strategy is delivered through our people. Ensuring that our staff have the skills, capabilities, and tools to do their jobs effectively is therefore a key theme underpinning all our activities and objectives. This includes providing opportunities for development, growth, and learning.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Communications Manager, to join us on a part-time basis, for up to 12-months covering Maternity Leave, to ensure effective engagement with the HESA Graduate Outcomes survey, working to promote awareness to graduates responding to the survey, and collaborate with HE providers to run the survey. This will focus on executing a comprehensive communications and engagement plan that supports the objectives of the Graduate Outcomes survey.

Responsibilities/Duties as Communications Manager:

  • Execution and ongoing refinement of the communications plan for Graduate Outcomes to raise awareness of the programme and ultimately increase response rates to the survey.
  • Lead the development of a range of content, working closely with the Graduate Outcomes team, in support of survey needs.
  • Plan, deliver, evaluate, and optimise direct marketing channels to ensure a high response level to online survey invitation.
  • Managing the Graduate Outcomes website, with responsibility for content creation and ensuring data protection compliance.
  • Managing the Graduate Outcomes brand across all activity, including local marketing items for higher education providers, social media and system generated activity.
  • Providing communications support to the Graduate Outcomes programme, both internally and externally.

This role will report to the Head of Corporate Communications but plays a key role on the Graduate Outcomes Project Team, led by the Head of Research & Insight.

You will have at least 5 years’ experience in a communications field, knowledge of direct marketing and social media management and be proficient at using content management systems and online email platforms. You will be able to demonstrate extensive experience of working on a variety of marketing campaigns from inception to completion. A confident and dynamic personality with articulate and professional skills and a strong creative outlook are essential.

Experience in the higher education sector and knowledge of sector issues and knowledge and understanding of survey promotion and increasing response rates are highly desirable as is a proven track-record of delivering effective marketing strategies.

HESA’s bright and modern offices are right in the heart of Cheltenham, situated on the Promenade – the proximity to the shops, cafes and bars make this an attractive location and provide opportunities for socialising.

We offer an attractive package with 25 days leave (pro-rata), plus bank holidays and extra Agency shutdown at Christmas; flexible working including remote and home working options; pension scheme and occupational health support.

Application forms should be completed via our recruitment portal. It is planned that any suitable candidates will be interviewed at the earliest possible opportunity.

If you have the skills and experience, we require for this role and are looking for a new challenge please click on APPLY NOW, to be forwarded to our on-line recruitment portal.

Thank you for your interest in HESA.

No Agencies please.

Salary: £36,001k - £42,000k (pro-rata) dependant on skills and experience

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