PR & Marketing Manager

University of Oxford

The Bodleian Libraries, one of the UK’s most popular tourist attractions and world-class academic research institutions, is looking for an experienced, driven communications creative to drive their PR & Marketing functions forward.

This role is integral to maintaining the Bodleian’s esteemed international profile and building our visitor base. It is split 60/40 between marketing and PR responsibility, so you will manage the delivery of our media relations activity, marketing campaigns and distribution networks, supporting awareness and increased engagement with our public programme, tours and exhibitions.

We work closely with a range of suppliers, including a PR agency and a marketing consultancy, who you will brief and manage day to day, working closely with the Head of Communications.

Applicants should be as comfortable dealing with reputational issues as they are writing copy for leaflets and newsletters, and a soft spot for budget tracking and brand compliance is a bonus. You should have a solid knowledge of how to create effective content for targeted audiences and develop innovative, high-impact campaigns that deliver great coverage against strategic objectives.

Experience in the heritage and arts sector is desired but not required, however evidence of successful creative communications campaign delivery and media coverage generation, in any industry, is essential. The ideal candidate for this position is a team-player who thrives in a fast-paced environment, has exceptional interpersonal skills and is impeccably organised. No two days are ever the same in the Bodleian communications team, but our collaborative approach and varied content calendar, make for a stimulating role and a fulfilling working environment.

The is a permanent, full-time position, with the expectation of a minimum of 2 days in the office per week.

Our staff and students come from all over the world, and we proudly promote a friendly and inclusive culture. Diversity is positively encouraged, through diverse groups and champions, as well as a number of family-friendly policies, such as the right to apply for flexible working and support for staff returning from periods of extended absence, for example shared parental leave.

University employees are also eligible to join the relevant pension scheme for their role. Further information on the University’s staff benefits for both work and personal life can be found here:

You will be required to upload your CV and a supporting statement as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the job description, and explain how you meet each one.

We aim to provide a supportive working environment and are happy to discuss training and professional development opportunities. The Chair of this recruitment panel will be Lanisha Butterfield, Head of Communications, who can be contacted with enquiries relating to the role ([email protected]). General queries about the recruitment and application process should be directed to the Recruitment team within our Human Resources department ([email protected]).

Only applications received online by 12:00 midday (GMT/BST) on Friday 22 September 2023 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place during the week commencing Monday 3 October 2023.

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