Internal Communications Officer (maternity cover)

Job title Internal Communications Officer (maternity cover)

Department Communications

Salary Starting from £26,715, rising to £32,817

Grade Grade 6

Additional Information

Placed on Friday 23 April 2021

Closing date Sunday 09 May 2021

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference JB8215

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We have an exciting opportunity to work in our dynamic team as an Internal Communications Officer. 

The Department of Communications is looking for a highly skilled and motivated communications professional to help us ensure we are offering our diverse staff community timely, relevant information and engaging campaigns. Internal communications plays a vital role at the University, never more so than over the last 12 months, and it will continue to be key over the coming year.

We are looking for someone who combines passion and creativity with an eye for detail and ability to plan. You will have a proven track record in delivering effective communications within large, complex organisations. Experience of intranet development/procurement and change communications would be an advantage.

You will have excellent communications skills, both written and verbal, and sound editorial experience. The ability to create compelling audio-visual content would be an advantage. You will be naturally curious with an interest in continually evaluating and improving the services you offer and a desire to seek out best practice.

The University is a welcoming campus-based community with more than 19,000 students and 3,500 staff. Our academic staff produce quality research that helps solve some of the biggest real world challenges we face and our support staff do everything from providing a friendly welcome to building turbine engines.

This role is available on a full time, fixed term basis of up to 12 months covering maternity.

About the Department

As a communications department we help to deliver the University's strategy through external and internal engagement. Our teams work on promoting the University's high impact research, education and innovation to key audiences across media and social media channels, as well as engaging our staff and students effectively with key developments and news.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Ben Harris, Communications Manager, 

We will shortlist candidates on Monday 10 May 2021 with interviews to be held on Monday 17 May 2021.

What we can offer you:

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. 

We are:

  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. 
  • recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package 
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development

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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Further details:

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our applicant information webpage  before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations.  We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Bronze Athena SWAN award, and we are actively working towards a Silver award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce. We are open to flexible working arrangements and we’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.