Head of Faculty Marketing & Communications (HSS)

Oxford Brookes University


Oxford Brookes is a leading modern institution with big ambition. We bring together high-quality teaching with courses designed for the real world, great employer links and a first-class careers service. Our mission is to broaden access to an Oxford Brookes degree and increase our reputation as a global institution.

We’re looking for an experienced and passionate senior marketing and communications specialists to join our multi-disciplined Strategic Marketing and Digital team:

We want to hear from candidates who have experience:

●     delivering marketing strategy (including market intelligence and proposition development), and

●     who enjoy working in a fast-paced, changing environment.

●     candidates with experience in delivering effective communications strategy,

●     as well as advertising and brand campaign development.

You will also need to have:

●     exceptional communication

●     and time-management skills,

●     and you’ll be able to take people with you, as a result of your collaborative approach and enthusiastic nature.

●     You’ll have a good understanding of the strategic issues and challenges facing the Higher Education sector,

●     and you’ll have an empathy with academic values and priorities.

You’ll do this working closely with the Faculty Executive teams, our academic colleagues as well as within a large, friendly and multi-disciplinary marketing and digital team, to deliver a wide range of marketing interventions.

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is the home of Philosophy, History, Criminology, Law to name a few areas of academic study, and an inquiring mind is essential for this role too. You will understand and appreciate the value of the Humanities and the Social Sciences in a time where government policy and economic imperatives are turning society away from these important areas of study.

The benefits

Flexible working: The marketing team is based centrally on our Headington campus in a newly-refurbished open plan office, offering a range of workspaces. We combine time in the office for networking and major projects with regular working from home and remote working. We’ll occasionally need all colleagues to be on campus for training and development, and at peak times in the cycle. We welcome conversations about flexible working arrangements.

Annual leave allowance: We offer a generous package of annual leave in addition to standard bank holidays and additional University closure days. Up to 38 days holiday, rising to 41 days holiday (this includes 13 Bank Holidays and Concessionary Days.)

Pay increases: Your salary will increase each year in line with our pay scale in addition to cost of living awards that may be agreed for the University.

Professional development: We offer a comprehensive programme of training and development. We actively encourage the team to think about their future development and are keen to support career progression within the team.

For more information about the benefits of working at Oxford Brookes, see www.brookes.ac.uk/human-resources/working-here/benefits/

The process

If you’re interested in this role, please follow the link and complete the application form by 11.30 pm on Wednesday 4 Oct 2023. Please get in touch with [email protected] to arrange an informal conversation.

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At Oxford Brookes, inclusivity is one of our five guiding principles: we take positive steps to create an environment in which we celebrate, value and provide equal opportunity to all. We are committed to recruiting from the widest possible pool and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who embrace our values, regardless of their background.  As a Disability Confident Employer we guarantee to interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential selection criteria.

CV and Personal Statement:  

As part of the application process all applicants are required to complete our online application form by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button below.  All parts of the application form should be completed and in the section of the form called “Supporting Documents”, applicants must upload their CV and a Personal Statement.  To complete the Personal Statement part of the application, applicants must download the Personal Statement document which is part of the advert below and complete the form, providing examples and explaining how they meet each item detailed on the document.  The Personal Statement must then be uploaded to the application form along with the CV.

Interviews will take place Wednesday 18 October, 2023 on campus in Oxford. The process will consist of a presentation, formal interview and skills test. Once shortlisted the following details will be provided;

–       Presentation question to address in a 10min presentation

–       An outline of the skills test

–       A set of potential interview questions

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