Head of Public Relations and Communications

Ref: 4741

University of Bradford


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Role Managed by:

Thomas Eade

Research Associate

t: +44 (0)20 3928 7349

e: Thomas.Eade@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 14/12/2020

Formal Interview Date: TBC

With 50 years of academic excellence, the University of Bradford has continued to grow its international reputation and course provision. With almost 10,000 students, the University is pioneering in developing new course subjects, reflecting and anticipating the needs of employers, students, and of society as a whole.

The University of Bradford is a technology university with great strengths. Their ambition is to build on their heritage and be a world leader in: the creation of knowledge through fundamental and applied research; the dissemination of knowledge by teaching students from all backgrounds; and the application of knowledge for the prosperity and well-being of people.

The University of Bradford is now seeking to appoint a Head of Public Relations and Communications to lead the development and implementation of the University’s strategic public relations and communications activity, which supports a strong, distinctive University identity and sense of community, while effectively promoting the University to all key stakeholders - both internally and externally. The incoming Head will act as lead adviser to the Executive Board on PR and communication matters, and work with the University’s Executive Board to identify internal and external communication opportunities and threats.

The University of Bradford is widely recognised as an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) leading institution, and was recognised as the UK’s University of the Year for Social Inclusion 2020 by the Times and the Sunday Times.  Our EDI vision is to bring about, and be recognised as an exemplar of transformational diversity, inclusion and social mobility and emphasise the critical role of leadership in embedding intersectional EDI in order to make our diversity count and deliver impact.

Applications should consist of a full CV, together with a brief covering letter outlining how you meet the selection criteria in the job description.

The deadline for applications is midday GMT on Monday 14th December.


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