Communications Officer

University of Oxford

Estates Services manages Oxford’s 450 buildings that are used for academic purposes, as well as its commercial, agricultural and residential property portfolios and green spaces around the city including the University Parks and Wytham Woods. Our values include being open, honest and fair, consulting with and listening to our service users, and showing courtesy and respect to our staff.  

We are seeking an experienced communication professional to join our Communications team, creating and proofreading engaging materials for various teams in Estates Services across various communication channels. 

You will have experience in digital communications, including managing web content to meet accessibility standards and creating and launching electronic newsletters. A keen eye for detail and a creative approach to communications is essential.

This role suits someone with experience in various disciplines, including web content creation, digital marketing and communications. 

What We Offer 

As an employer, we genuinely care about our employees’ wellbeing, and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer, including: 

•         An excellent contributory pension scheme 

•         38 days annual leave 

•         A comprehensive range of childcare services 

•         Family leave schemes 

•         Cycle loan scheme 

•         Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans 

•         Hybrid working, with a minimum of one working day onsite in Oxford 

The University also runs many social groups and sports clubs for those looking for more than just a great workplace. 

About the Role 

As a Communications Officer, you will work with various teams within Estates Service to provide high-quality and engaging materials for different communication channels. You will join our friendly and supportive Communications team at Estates Services, reporting to the Communications Manager. You will be responsible for creating and proofreading web and digital communication materials to meet accessibility requirements, supporting internal events and generating engagement reports and addressing website changes.

About You 

To succeed in this varied and interesting role, you will need to be someone who strives for excellence and enjoys providing high-quality customer service. You will have excellent communication skills and be confident in communicating clearly, politely and professionally with members of our senior management team and staff in general. You will also have a positive attitude, a flexible and adaptable approach, and be comfortable when priorities suddenly need to change. 

Application Process 

You will be required to upload a cover letter/supporting statement, CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application. 

The closing date for applications is 7 June 2023.

Interviews will take place on 15 and 16 June 2023.

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