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Interim Head of Strategic Communications

Global Marketing & Recruitment

Company:  MU Services Ltd
Location:  Hendon
Starting Salary:  £55,821 to £64,291
Grade:  Grade 9
Contract Type:  Fixed Term - 12 months
Hours per Week:  35.5
Date Posted:  Friday 18 November 2022
Closing Date:  Wednesday 07 December 2022
Reference:  MKG452
Job Details:    Job Description    

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Strategic Communications and External Affairs team as Interim Head of Strategic Communications to cover the current post holder’s maternity leave. Playing a key part in building our global reputation, the role has responsibility for strategic communications, events to build Middlesex University’s reputation, and staff and change communications. Working closely with the Director of Strategic Communications and External Affairs, the post holder will use their communications expertise to ensure that the content and delivery of the University’s internal and external communications and events are considered outstanding by the stakeholders. They will also ensure that the style, tone and content of all communication reflects the strategic priorities and community principles outlined in our 2031 Strategy. The focus of the role is to continue to raise the profile of the University in a positive way and foster internal pride through a range of communications channels, and by doing that to ensure higher level engagement of internal and external stakeholders and partners in the University’s strategy and work in our Strategic Themes. The postholder will build strong relationships with the Executive team, Deans and Heads of Service, using expertise to maximize opportunities around key activities and successes and deliver effective communications through a range of channels for a broad group of stakeholders. This is an opportunity for a leader with experience in managing a team to become part of Middlesex University’s strong community of professionals. We value diversity and strive to create a fairer, more equitable work environment for our staff and students. 

We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff diversity networks, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds. We are a member of Athena SWAN, a gender-based charter, the Race Equality Charter, Stonewall Workplace Equality Index and Disability Confident. We are committed to improving employment opportunities for underrepresented groups. All recruitment decisions will be based on merit. Middlesex University has established a wholly owned subsidiary, MU Services Limited, to provide professional services to the University. 

Staff of MU Services Limited will work alongside Middlesex University staff and will be employed by MU Services Limited. All University policies and procedures and the University Professional Services Staff Handbook will apply to MU Services Limited staff during their employment, unless where expressly stated otherwise. 

Please note that we will only be accepting applications submitted via our portal at: https://jobs.mdx.ac.uk/. Applications not sent through the portal will not be accepted. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 December 2022.

If you would like to discuss this role further, please contact Laura Norton, Head of Strategic Communications, l.e.norton@mdx.ac.uk

We particularly welcome applications from women, gender non-conforming individuals, and from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates who are underrepresented in this area. All recruitment decisions will be based on merit.

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We value diversity and strive to create a fairer, more equitable work environment for our staff and students.

We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff diversity networks, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.