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Posted on: 25 October 2022
Job Title: Press Officer
Salary: £27,929 - £33,314 per year - Pro rata.
Job type: Permanent, Full time.
Closing Date: Friday 11th November 2022.
Interviews are expected to take place on 25 November 2022.
Please note this opportunity has the flexibility to be based at either the Cambridge or Peterborough Campus.
ARU is a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. We are ranked in the world's top 350 HEIs in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and in the top ten mainstream universities in the country for the proportion of UK undergraduates in employment 15 months after graduating. We have campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford, London and Peterborough with around 2,500 staff and 35,000 students from 180 countries. With a focussed civic mission, we are committed to working with others through education, research and knowledge exchange to enhance the economic, cultural and social wellbeing of the communities in which we work and live.
This is an exciting opportunity for a journalist or someone already working in a PR role to join ARU's press office. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, creative, and enjoy the challenge of unearthing brilliant stories to share with a wide audience.
The successful candidate will work with academics and senior members of the university to promote news that matches our values and ambitions, to raise the profile of ARU both locally and nationally. They will also pitch stories and field enquiries from the media and assist with requests to film on campus.
With a degree or relevant professional qualification, or with an appropriate level of experience and evidence of relevant CPD, candidates must have experience in a similar press office role or as a journalist, excellent writing, editing, and communication skills, an eye for detail, and the ability to build strong working relationships with the media and internally within the university.
We have an agile working culture and offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page on our website for full details.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and students and expect all staff to share this commitment.
We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working.
We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
Please click on the APPLY button where you will be redirected to our website where you can find out more about this opportunity.
Candidates with previous experience and job titles of; Press, Marketing Manager, Marketing Executive, Marketing, PR Coordinator, PR Executive, Public Relations Coordinator, Public Relations Executive, PR Supervisor, Public Relations Manager, Comms Manager, Marketing Communications Manager, Press Manager, PR Consultant will also be considered.
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