Communications and Projects Officer: full-time

Communications and Projects Officer: full-time, 36.25 hours per week. Two year fixed contract with the possibility of extension.

Do you love collaborations and partnership work? Do you have experience of implementing ambitious communications plans?

Yorkshire Universities (YU) is an action-oriented regional partnership of 12 Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The member institutions of YU are: Leeds Arts University; Leeds Conservatoire; Leeds Beckett University; Leeds Trinity University; Sheffield Hallam University; University of Bradford; University of Huddersfield; University of Hull; University of Leeds; University of Sheffield; University of York; and York St John University.

YU has a shared commitment to strengthen the contribution of universities and higher education institutions to the economic, social and civic well-being of people and places in Yorkshire. Our membership represents the diverse ecosystem of higher education in Yorkshire. Each member brings a unique voice and perspective, allowing us to work in a way that is truly representative of our region. We are driven by a passion and belief in the power and potential of Yorkshire and its global connections and aspirations. We use our combined voice as a higher education powerhouse with the determination to change our region for the better.

You will be responsible for leading the communications support within the YU Executive Team. You will lead a proactive and professional communications function, which identifies key audiences for YU that align with the organisation’s strategic objectives and provide support to ongoing projects and working groups led by YU.

If you have experience providing a strong voice for higher education in Yorkshire, and supporting universities and higher education institutions to contribute towards the long-term and sustainable growth and development of the region then we would love to hear from you.

YU will offer a competitive salary of £31,925 per year, 25 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays and an additional 8 customary university close days), hybrid and flexible working and the opportunity to join the USS pension scheme.

Please send your CV and covering letter on how you meet the person spec. criteria by Wednesday 27th of September to

Successful applicants will be invited to an interview on Teams on 5th of October.

Read the detailed job description and person specification here.

You can find out more about the role and Yorkshire Universities by arranging a call with the Executive Director or Assistant Director through our HR Team, contact:

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