University College London
Kings Cross, Greater London
£29,089 - £34,090 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 6. The salary range will be £29,089 - £34,090 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

UCL is London’s Global University. We do things differently here and we take the long view. We are not afraid to take risks. We remain focused on making a major contribution to the long term benefit of humanity. In September 2016 UCL launched ‘It’s All Academic’, our bold new global Philanthropy and Engagement Campaign to raise £600m to support students, research and the transformation of our campus. It will enable us to achieve more than ever before to secure our position as one of the world’s top higher education institutions. At the end of August 2019 we are delighted to have raised more than £535m towards our target and have engaged alumni volunteers to give 180,000 volunteering hours. From fighting dementia to ensuring generations of students reach their full potential: It's All Academic. UCL’s ideas and discoveries are shaping the future, improving lives and having a massive impact on London and the wider world. There has never been a more exciting time to join our Advancement office.

We are a team of exceptionally ambitious, creative and passionate individuals who work together to achieve remarkable things with a global impact, and we would love for you to be part of this exciting journey and our success. This is your chance to play a pivotal role in delivering our Campaign.  As Communications Officer (Alumni) you will help us reach our goal.

You will produce targeted engaging digital and print content for our global alumni community. You will help us tell the story of the ‘It’s All academic’ Campaign and philanthropy at UCL. You will manage our social media channels, e-newsletters and websites, creating stories that inspire UCL’s alumni community and engage our internal and external stakeholders.

You will produce excellent written and visual content that speaks to our diverse alumni community. You work best in a fast-paced, professional environment and have outstanding organisational skills.

This is an ideal role for an individual with initiative and enthusiasm, and a willingness to learn new skills quickly. You will have experience of implementing communications campaigns, understand what makes a news story and how to use social media for business. You will have proven skills in content production, from writing social media posts to creating supporter newsletters, creating branded images for print and producing great images or film for digital channels.

We know that our people are our greatest asset and in return we provide an empowering, values-based environment where personal and professional growth is invested in. We offer agile working and flexibility around working hours – this role could be part-time or a job share. We also value mutual respect and collaboration, and have a strong customer-service ethic. 

UCL is an outstanding place to work. We welcome people from all backgrounds and strive to create an environment where everyone can give of their best. Working with some of the greatest intellects in the world, you will also be entitled to a generous pension scheme and holiday allowance.

To find out more about the role, please contact Nicky Hobbs, Head of Communications.

For further details about the vacancy and how to apply online please click the apply button and search the Reference Number 1824658

Closing Date: 13 October 2019
Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.
Interview Date: TBC

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

Refreshed on: 10 October 2019
Closed date: 13 October 2019
Job ref: 1824658
Tags: Communications, PR, Marketing