Communications and Engagement Officer

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7086688 (Ref.No. AHCDE1136)
Posted: October 7, 2021

Job Description

Are you passionate about making a difference?  Do you want to be part of a dynamic team helping to drive forward the success of the new Leeds Institute of Textiles and Colour (LITAC) at the University of Leeds?  Are you an experienced communications professional with a passion for creating and delivering engaging and effective campaigns to facilitate stakeholder engagement?  Can you lead and deliver a strategic collaborative approach to communications to raise the profile and reputation of organisations and develop excellent working relationships and partnerships?  

An experienced, self-motivated communicator, you will excel at developing effective communications and engagement campaigns and will work across multiple channels, including digital, to increase the impact and profile of the Institute’s activities. You will proactively develop and maintain excellent working relationships and partnerships, internally and externally, to support and develop communications that align with the Institute’s priorities.

The successful candidate will be pivotal in articulating and promoting the Institute’s strategy and activities to key audiences.  You will develop manage and drive the Institute’s communications and engagement strategy, gaining high levels of engagement across the full range of the Institution’s activities.  

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:  

Professor Stephen Russell 

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3763, email:

Please note: If you are not a British or Irish citizen, from 1 January 2021 you will require permission to work in the UK.  This will normally be in the form of a visa but, if you are an EEA/Swiss citizen and resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, this may be your passport or status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:  School of Design
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £34,304 to £40,927 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Wednesday 06 October 2021
Closing Date:  Wednesday 20 October 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  AHCDE1136

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.


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