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Marketing and Communications Manager

Job title Marketing and Communications Manager

Department Sports Development & Recreation

Salary Starting from £35,333, rising to £42,155

Grade Grade 7

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 3543

Placed on Thursday 21 July 2022

Closing date Tuesday 09 August 2022

Interview date Wednesday 17 August 2022

Reference CC9665

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As Marketing and Communications Manager in the Department of Sports Development & Recreation you’ll be pivotal to maximising profile, awareness and engagement for sport, fitness and well-being facilities, activities and services at the University of Bath under its Team Bath brand.

About the job:

This is an exciting opportunity to promote a variety of strands in a diverse environment targeting multiple audiences and age-groups, including the University’s staff and students, the public, community and elite sports organisations. This means you’ll be promoting everything from Olympians and Paralympians across several sports to those taking their first steps in sport.

About you:

You’ll be responsible for enhancing the brand and its reputation!

Commercially you’ll be expected to contribute to income targets from gym memberships, facility and activity sales as well as sponsorships, but you will also have scope to be creative in engagement and awareness.

You will also be expected to build and nurture internal and external stakeholder relationships as part of your role leading a small marketing and communications team, being line-managed by the Head of Commercial Sales.

About us:

The Department of Sports Development and Recreation at the University of Bath seeks to create impact through sport, by maximising its unique environment every day for every customer.

The Department manages and organises a range of activities under the University’s sports brand - Team Bath - and aspires to create a world leading multi-sport environment delivering to elite athletes, staff and students of the University and the local and regional community. Based in the inspiring £35m Sports Training Village, the Department offers a wide range of high quality sports activities, programmes, events, services and facilities catering for all ages and abilities.

In addition, we are recognised by UK Sport as one of only six Elite Training Centres, providing the training base for around 250 international level athletes. This is an opportunity to become part of a professional and progressive organisation at the leading edge of sport, health and fitness.

What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award

A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require. 

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce; 
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Update to our application process:

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this the personal details of all applicants will be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.