Communications Manager

  • Location

    Milton Keynes

  • Sector:

    Education & Academia

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

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Change your career, change lives

The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.

The role

We are looking to recruit an energetic and creative Communications Manager to our Redesigning Production programme team to help realise the OU's Production Strategy. Working with a diverse team of highly talented professionals and in partnership with a range of stakeholders you will be responsible for supporting the programme to realise new approaches to the production of OU courses at scale, through the implementation of an effective communication strategy.

As a Communications Manager you will play a key role in supporting the objectives of the newly formed Redesigning Production programme team, helping us to enable enhanced and future-facing approaches to course production. You will work with colleagues across organisational and geographical boundaries to support new ways of working, lead the development and delivery of programme’s communication plan, and by using a variety of insight and evaluation techniques, will help us to assess the impact of change, respond appropriately and ensure benefits realisation.

We are looking for a team player, with excellent relationship management skills and the ability to manage a varied and changeable portfolio of work.

Skills and experience:

  • Do you have experience of supporting innovative and successful change?

  • Are you passionate about people?

  • Are you creative and forward thinking?

  • Can you deliver to agreed timescales and briefs, working both as part of a team and on your own initiative?

  • If so, we want to hear from you.

What you get in return

Benefits include a supportive and friendly working environment, 33 days holiday per annum pro rata plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days and an attractive pension proposition.

On top of a competitive salary and pension scheme, we offer many staff benefits, flexible working, fee waiver for all OU courses and qualifications, childcare vouchers, cycle-to-work scheme and secure bike parking, free on-site car parking, on-site nurseries, and many different sports and leisure clubs offering discounts and other benefits.

The position is based at the OU’s Milton Keynes campus, in easy reach of Milton Keynes Central railway station (32 minutes from London Euston) and the M1 and A5.

To apply for this role please submit the following;

  • CV
  • Personal statement, up to 1,000 words, you should set out in your statement why you’re interested in this role and provide examples of where your skills and experience meet the required competencies for this role as detailed in the job and person specification.