Communications Officer

This role will be based on the university campus, with scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner. We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements. We will also consider secondment or job share arrangements.  

Do you have experience of delivering impactful communications and engagement activities? Can you collaborate effectively with colleagues and partners to meet the needs of our diverse audiences and help all our students to engage with the intercultural opportunities at Leeds? 

The Student Education Service is a passionate and ambitious University service that supports over 38,000- students and 9,200 staff, to deliver an exceptional student experience. Our teams are committed to supporting every student to make the most of their time at Leeds and go on to succeed in their chosen career.  Teamwork is key to our success, and we proactively seek to work collaboratively with others in the wider University community and externally. If you like the idea of being part of a community of 800 professional staff working across our beautiful campus, then we would love to hear from you.

The University is an exciting, and creative environment in which to build a career. Our staff have a broad array of skills and experience but work together in collaborative and inclusive ways, in partnership with our students and academic colleagues who teach them. We value diversity and welcome everyone to our global community. 

Our International Student Office and Global Community Team works in partnership to provide a warm welcome and ongoing support for our international students, as well as engaging all students in activities which build sense of belonging and offer intercultural experiences on campus and in the Leeds local community. 

The team is now looking for an organised, adaptable and student-focused communications professional who can empathise with the experiences of students from diverse backgrounds, to lead the delivery of the team’s communications and engagement activities. 

You will play a key role in developing internationally inclusive communications, ensuring that international students enjoy a seamless experience across their student journey, as well as inspiring all students to make the most of being at an international university. 

You will need excellent communication and influencing skills, with the ability to work flexibly and collaboratively with a wide range of staff, students and partners. 

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus 16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – that’s 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme options plus life assurance 
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.

And much more!   

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Katy Manns, Head of International Student Office

Email: [email protected]

Location: Leeds – Main Campus

Faculty/Service: Student Education Service

School/Institute: International Student Support

Category: Administrative and Clerical Support

Working Time: 0.8 FTE (28 hours per week)

Post Type: Part Time

Contract Type: Fixed Term (Fixed term with anticipated end date:14/12/2024 because there is a need for temporary replacement cover.)

Interview Date: Monday 08 January 2024

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