Communications Officer

University of Sheffield

Faculty: Professional Services

Location: Main Campus

Are you interested in working for a world top 100 University? 

Come and be part of an innovative and influential University department delivering excellent IT and business services to a leading Russell Group institution. With a reputation for engaging staff and students in partnership to deliver services, for three years running UK students have voted us best for IT support. We are committed to delivering and supporting excellent customer focussed services and to do this we need to recruit the best staff, invested in higher education and dedicated to supporting sector leading learning, teaching and research – and that’s why we need you. 

Can you make the complex simple? Translating technical details into easy-to-understand messages for all audiences? Support the next generation of students, and researchers making incredible breakthroughs, at a world top 100 University as our new Communications Officer. 

We’re seeking a creative Communications Officer to join the Communications team, based in IT Services. We’re a small, ambitious and supportive team, focused on delivering impact in core areas of: Internal communications, Product and project communications, digital content, and communicating IT Services’ strategic value. 

Reporting to the Communications Manager, you’ll play a meaningful role in promoting the work of the department, raising awareness of our products and services, and helping our University community understand the benefits they provide.  

Working collaboratively with senior leadership and Product teams, you will plan and implement communication campaigns that deliver our strategic goals and support our users. You’ll have excellent copywriting and editing skills, producing user-centred content to deliver impactful written and visual content for diverse audiences. Experience of designing digital materials and video editing is an advantage, but not essential.  

To thrive in this role you’ll be able to manage competing priorities, handle multiple projects and understand the needs of our users. You’ll have the ability to persuade and influence at all levels, including experience of building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders. 

The Department

IT Services provides a range of IT and technology-enabled services that empower our University community to deliver quality education, research and innovation. We work across the University to design, develop, support and improve products, services and processes.  

This is an exciting time to join the Communications Team, as the department is reimagining the way we deliver our IT services to meet University strategic aims. We’ve significantly changed how we work together and with our stakeholders, to improve the overall experience staff, students and partners have with the University. 

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development. 

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience. 

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