The Communications Office (CO) plays a key role in the delivery and communications of the department’s strategy, services and projects. The CO is responsible for developing and implementing effective and coherent integrated communications strategies for IT Services, in order to strengthen awareness, participation and information sharing within the wider University. The CO is also key in supporting and informing the strategy and objectives of IT Services ensuring departmental staff are informed, motivated and engaged.
The post reports to the Head of Communications and will work closely with colleagues across IT Services, staff in other communications teams in the University and some external suppliers.
The post holder will be a skilled news writer, gathering and processing technical information quickly and making it accessible to a wide range of audiences. They will be able to think strategically about how to communicate in order to deliver agreed objectives, to create and execute plans efficiently and to evaluate the outcomes. They will have experience of managing communications via digital and traditional channels and be skilled at targeting messages to particular audiences. The successful candidate will be expected to work independently on their own initiative.