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Deputy Head of Communications

Marketing Communications - PR & Internal Communications

Location:  Greenwich Campus
Salary:  £44,263 to £54,395 plus £5269 London weighting per annum
Contract Type:  Permanent
Release Date:  Monday 20 November 2023
Closing Date:  Wednesday 06 December 2023
Interview Date:  Wednesday 13 December 2023
Reference:  4299

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our busy communications team as we work to deliver the university’s ambitious strategy to be the best modern university in the UK by 2030. 

You will lead our PR, Social Media and Internal Communications teams and will be responsible for creating and showing the value of communications & engagement plans. You will work to align our activities with university priorities and values to deliver communications with real impact. 

Working closely with the Head of Communications and Engagement and senior leaders across the university, you will take our staff and student engagement to the next level, providing accurate insight and advising on how to further drive engagement.

You will work closely with the Vice-Chancellor’s Office as well as academic and professional colleagues across the university and build relationships with our partners locally, regionally, nationally and in the Higher Education sector to help us continue to build our reputation. 

You will have a strong sense for a good news story and ability to pre-empt and respond to potential reputational risks. You will also have the opportunity to shape and grow our social media channels as we look to further increase our reach and engagement. 

For more information about this role please contact Kelly Powell, Head of Communications and Engagement (

Should you have any recruitment related queries please contact the People Directorate Operations Team on

Further details of the fantastic benefits and what we offer can be found here: Our benefits - what we offer | Jobs and careers | University of Greenwich and information on the university’s working principles: Working Principles and Guidelines | Documents | University of Greenwich

To apply, please visit the University of Greenwich vacancies page and complete all details, including the supporting statements (please note attached CVs and personal statements will not be seen by the recruitment panel at the application stage). Current Vacancies - Jobs at Greenwich 

We are looking for people who can help us deliver our mission of transforming lives through inspired teaching and research, through our values.

We are committed to building a strong, diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We particularly encourage applications from [protected characteristic(s)], who are currently under-represented within the University of Greenwich at these levels/within these areas.

We do this through taking positive action such as encouraging applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Time to Change Employer Pledge/Mentally Healthy Universities, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff, and removing barriers to improve inclusion. 

We encourage applicants to disclose experience of mental health problems so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Any information disclosed will be kept confidential and separate from the job application form. 

We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

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