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Communications Coordinator (Professional Placement Year)
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF34877

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 14/04/2021

Job live date: 24/03/2021

Salary: £20,130 - £24,461 per annum

Employment type: AAS-Clerical

Department: Student Services

Division: Student Success & Engagement

Hours per week: 36

Employment Basis/Type: Fixed term until June 2022

The Student Success and Engagement team is looking for a University of Reading student to work with them during their Professional Placement Year, starting in late June 2021.

You will support the team with communications to current students and maintain our digital channels. This will involve creating and uploading student-friendly content to the Me@Reading student portal, the Essentials student webpages, and social media channels. Using your experience as a student at Reading, you will help to ensure that our communications are engaging, timely and relevant.

We are looking for someone with:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills – you will use these to come up with new and creative ideas for content, writing content for newsletters, social media and the web;
  • Digital skills – you will use content management systems and other digital channels to communicate with students.
  • Organisation and time management skills - you will also support the team to manage a team of student ambassadors and work with them to produce blog posts, social media content and video content;
  • Analytical skills – you will evaluate communications and provide a student’s perspective on how we can improve our digital channels and to increase student engagement.

For more information on the team please see:

Closing date: 14/04/2021

Interview date: 23/04/2021

Informal contact details

Contact role:

Head of Student Communications

Contact name:

John Ellul

Contact email:

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-UK candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that by reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship will not be possible under the Skilled Worker Route. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.


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