Manchester, Greater Manchester
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Be a part of our Marketing and Communications team and deliver projects and campaigns that have a positive impact on students, staff and stakeholders.


Who are we?

Located in the heart of Manchester, The Union is part business, part charity, part membership body. Operating independently from Manchester Metropolitan University, our aim is to support and represent each one of our student members. Each year our growing team of over 70 full time and up to 150 part time staff, work alongside elected student leaders to make change, improve lives and help fulfil student potential.


Winner of the NUS Campaigning Award 2017, The Union is one of 550 students’ unions across the country. And we’re one of the most exciting - with over 38,000 student members and 150 student groups, a huge range of services and a bold strategy.


What’s the job?


Raises awareness of The Union and drives usage of its services, projects and events using a range of channels. Develops and delivers marketing campaigns and activity.


Coordinates day-to-day maintenance and development of The Union’s website and other digital platforms and assets, identifying opportunities to improve the user experience.


What are we looking for?

  • Excellent organisation skills and an eye for detail to support all marketing campaigns and large projects.
  • A flair for developing creative, appropriate and effective responses to marketing briefs. You will consistently strive to find the best solutions to existing problems, be able to review progress and regularly test new tactics.
  • Someone who has excellent all round marketing and digital skills. You will work on projects and campaigns that drive customer engagement and sales in a student environment.
  • A team orientated person who can build relationships and work successfully with people at all levels. With excellent interpersonal skills, you will have the ability to work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders with different needs.


Why apply?

There has never been a better time to work for The Union. Based just off Oxford Road, in the centre of vibrant Manchester, The Union will train you thoroughly, reward you well and encourage you to build a long-term career that inspires you.


The exact opposite of corporate, we’re progressive, creative individuals working to make a difference in unconventional workplaces. In return for your passion and experience, we offer the flexibility for work-life balance, a competitive salary for the non-profit sector and excellent holiday allowance. We’re absolutely open to considering requests for job-share or part-time working.


We’re committed to equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, or disability status.


We want to support diverse and inclusive work environments and are actively looking for people who share our values.


Apply: To apply please download the application form from the Union website. Please return completed application forms to email address detailed on the form. 

Please note application forms must be submitted in Microsoft Word format

Closing date: 23:00, Sunday 15th November 2020


If you’re successfully shortlisted, we’ll see you at an interview on week commencing 23rd November 2020. Please note interviews will take place via Microsoft Teams. Therefore, you will be required to use a laptop and camera for the video interview.


Please note we do not accept CV’s or cover letters for this role.


Work somewhere professional, but different. Build a career with students’ unions.


Posted on: 23 October 2020
Closed date: 15 November 2020
Job ref: MC/20
Tags: Marketing, Digital

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