19 days ago
  • Level Mid Level
  • Professions Communications Manager
  • Type Full Time
  • Location Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

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Closing Date: 1 June, 2020 - 12:00
Change your career, change lives
The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.
The role
This is an exciting opportunity to become a Communications Officer within the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies at The Open University.
Working closely with the Business to Business Communications Manager in the Employer Engagement Team, you’ll get involved in a variety of marketing and communications activities – both internal and external – relating to employer engagement.  You will develop good working relationships within the Faculty and with MarComms colleagues from across the University and support the B2B Communications Manager with other activities as required.
Skills and Experience
We are seeking someone who has administrative experience and is keen to move into, or has experience in, a communications role.
To be successful in this role, you will:
  • Be extremely organised with good prioritisation skills
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Be skilled at stakeholder management and developing internal relationships
  • Have excellent attention to detail
  • Have a proactive approach and ability to work independently
What you get in return
Benefits include a supportive and friendly working environment, 30 days holiday per annum pro rata plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days and an attractive pension proposition.
Closing date: Midday Monday 01 June 2020.
Interview Date: Wednesday 17 June 2020
Successful candidates will be invited to a Skype interview and be required to prepare a task ahead of the interview.
Once you have submitted your application, we will be in touch within two weeks after the closing date.
The Open University is an Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which diversity is embraced by maintaining and respecting the dignity, respect and civility of individuals from all backgrounds, identities, cultures and experiences. The programmes in the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education, and Language Studies play an integral role in achieving the University’s widening participation and social justice mission. We strive to recruit, retain and develop the careers of a diverse pool of students and staff, and particularly encourage applications from all underrepresented groups.
Access details for disabled applicants are available from the Resourcing Hub, telephone: 01908 655544, quoting the vacancy reference above.
We value diversity and we recognise that different people bring different perspectives, ideas, knowledge and culture, and that this difference brings great strength. Applications from candidates with protected characteristics are welcomed. Where you start in life doesn’t dictate where you go.​

Skills Required

  • Communication
  • Management

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