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Internal Communications Manager

Communications and Public Relations

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £41,526 to £49,553
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Tuesday 20 July 2021
Closing Date:  Monday 09 August 2021
Reference:  041921

The University of Surrey is one of the UK’s leading public research universities. We’re looking for a passionate and talented communicator who can deliver engaging and inspiring communications for our 2,500 staff and 17,000 students.

It’s a great time to join us. We have just launched our new institutional strategy for the next three years and this role will be pivotal in shaping the new communications strategy, developing the internal communications function and role modelling best practice communications and innovation.

The Communications and PR team works across the University and leads on staff and student communications, strategic communications, media relations, social media and public engagement. Its focus is on engaging and informing our staff and student communities, raising the profile of the institution, supporting and protecting its reputation, and managing crises and issues as they arise.

Reporting into Director of Communications & Public Affairs, this role leads a small communications team in the planning, coordination and delivery of strategic-level, best practice communications that informs, engages and inspires staff and students. You would be supporting the delivery of the University’s strategy and facilitating our sense of community and pride. It would involve creating communication campaigns, working across team boundaries, advising senior colleagues, and the delivery of relevant and timely communications on a number of different and often complex and/or sensitive subjects.                                       

The successful canidate will have a strong track record of working in internal communications with experience of planning, designing and delivering communications campaigns, along with excellent writing and story-telling skills. You will need to demonstrate experience of forging and managing good working relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders, being inclusive, acting with integrity and being a good collaborator.

We offer a generous pension, relocation assistance, flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes, and supportive family-friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.




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