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Head of Campaign Communications

Manchester (Hybrid)
£57696 - £68857 per annum
Job description

Could you head up a phenomenal communications campaign to propel philanthropy and volunteering forward for one of the UK's leading universities?

In this brand-new role as Head of Campaign Communications, you'll provide strategic direction and operational oversight for an innovative and inspiring campaign, the first of its kind at The University of Manchester. The ambition is to raise £300 million and to amplify the University's reputation globally, as well as celebrating a proud culture of volunteering and social responsibility.

Salary: £57,696-£68,857, depending on experience
Contract: Two-year fixed-term contract, 35 hours full time or 4 days considered
Location: Hybrid based on need, on site at the University campus 2 days a week minimum
Benefits: Excellent, including enhanced university pension and 29 days holiday, plus extra time off between Christmas and New Year
Culture: High-performing, flexible, life and family-friendly

About The University of Manchester
The University of Manchester is renowned for its bold focus on social responsibility, its world-class research and teaching, and its outstanding innovation. Right now is Manchester's time to shine.

This year, they are preparing to launch a major philanthropic campaign, increasing fundraising, celebrating volunteering and strengthening reputation, coinciding with and stretching beyond their 200th anniversary year.

To make that happen, we're looking for an experienced campaign communications lead, coordinating communications experts across the University to inspire people. The campaign is expected to launch in the next academic year and run for several years.

About the role
This is an incredibly exciting and unique opportunity to own and develop the campaign communications strategy. Informed by collaboration with a creative agency, you'll take the lead on in-house team engagement, including coordinating leadership and executive sub-groups. Playing a senior role on various committees, you'll actively contribute to the campaign's overall strategic direction, delivery and success.

Messaging will be targeted to secure active participation from key audiences and the successful achievement of campaign objectives, particularly the provisional fundraising target of £300 million. You'll work collaboratively with colleagues to galvanize philanthropic support and increase major donations. The full campaign team comprises almost 100 staff, so you'll need to be ready to work at scale in a complex, global organisation.

In this brand new role, you'll take charge of the campaign identity and narrative, ensuring it evolves and is successfully implemented. It will require sensitive and nuanced consultation and negotiation with senior leadership and senior supporters to secure buy-in and ownership.

About you
You're a senior communications professional with longstanding experience of fundraising and reputation-raising campaigns.

You get under the skin of a campaign when it comes to brand, marketing collateral and complex stakeholder relations.

You've got exceptional presentation and influencing skills and are adept at gaining the consensus needed to drive projects forward in large, complex organisations.

Ideally, you'll already have experience of fundraising and working on engagement campaigns with donors and philanthropists, or at least be able to demonstrate relevant transferable skills around income generation and behaviour-change campaigns with compelling success stories.

If you're as excited by this opportunity as we are, then we'd love hear from you. Please send a copy of your profile or CV to Alice Wood at Charity People as the first step.

Deadline: 9am on Thursday 16th May
Interview dates are currently being confirmed

Please get in touch as soon as possible if you are interested, we would love to begin conversations with interested candidates early.

Charity People actively promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion. We match charity needs with the skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities we work with.

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Posted on: 22 April 2024
Closed date: 16 May 2024 at 09:00
Job ref: 83004
Tags: Communications, PR