Assistant Communications Manager

United Kingdom
Jun 14, 2018
Jun 27, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
We are looking for an Assistant Communications Managers to join our Communications team, part of the Public Involvement and External Engagement (PIEE) team. The post is available on a 0.6fte 12 month fixed term contract basis. 

Interviews are likely to be held during w/c 9th July 2018. 

The post would suit someone who is naturally well organised, enjoys working as part of a busy and varied team, has a flexible approach to work and is able to demonstrate initiative.  You should be qualified to at least A Level (or equivalent) and have excellent written and oral communication skills, a creative and innovative approach to work, and the ability to develop positive working relationships with colleagues of all levels across Wessex Institute and with external stakeholders. Ideally, you will have a knowledge of digital communications and experience of working on campaigns using website and social media channels would be desirable. Strong team-working skills are essential and you will join an enthusiastic and supportive team.

The University of Southampton is in the top one per cent of universities worldwide and has an international reputation for research, teaching and enterprise activities. The University offers excellent benefits including generous holidays, flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to develop your career in a professional and friendly working environment

The Wessex Institute is a community of multidisciplinary academics, professionals and specialists, working together to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research. We are based at the Chilworth Science Park which offers a pleasant, spacious and green working environment, with coffee shop, childcare facilities, limited free car parking, and cycle parking facilities. It has good transport access, including a commuter bus link. 

If you have any questions about the post please contact Sarah Fryett (, Senior Communications Manager or Rachel Henderson (


Application procedure:

Applicants are requested to apply via the apply online button below. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Ita Holmes (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 9002. Please quote reference 1021618VB on all correspondence.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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