Office of the Vice-Provost (Advancement)
Head of Communications
The appointment will be on UCL Grade 8. The salary range will be £44,674 - £52,701 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.
We are UCL: a diverse community with the freedom to challenge and think differently. From climate change to plastic pollution, infant mortality to social inequality, the world is facing huge challenges and we’re determined to solve them.
In September 2016 UCL launched It’s All Academic, one of Europe’s most ambitious Philanthropy and Engagement Campaigns, aiming to raise £600m and 250,000 volunteer hours. At the end of October 2019 we have raised more than £550 million towards our £600 million target, and the next few years will be pivotal in determining the future direction of the Campaign. 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.
As Head of Communications, you will lead on creatively telling UCL’s global impact story to some of our most important internal and external audiences, supporting both the Campaign and institutional advancement goals. You will pay a pivotal role in shaping the future direction of our high profile brand and visual identity, leading the evolution of digital communications platforms, and advising senior leaders on the strategic direction for advancement communications.
The successful candidate will be a proven Communications leader with a demonstrable track record in the sector. He or She will be a strategic thinker with excellent project management skills, and will be able to confidently represent OVPA and UCL across both internal and external stakeholder groups, often managing competing interests and priorities. Most importantly, the candidate will be a strong and inspiring people manager, and supportive and encouraging colleague in our fast paced, highly skilled office, willing to work collaboratively towards our common goals.
We are happy to consider applications from candidates seeking part-time opportunities (minimum 0.8 FTE – equivalent of 4 days per week, stated salary to be pro-rata).
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. We also value mutual respect and collaboration, and have a strong customer-service ethic. Expectations are high and we work hard, but the rewards are huge.
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.
Closing Date: 6 January 2020
Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.
Interview Date: TBC