0318-24 Deputy Director (Content) – Jobs at Aston

June 11, 2024

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Marketing, Recruitment & Admissions

Aston University John Cadbury House

£56,021 to £64,914
per annum
Grade:  Grade 10
Contract Type: 
Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 26 June 2024
Interview Date: 
Monday 08 July 2024
Reference:  0318-24
Release Date:  Wednesday 12 June 2024

Are you an expert in brand, reputation and content? Can you help us stand out from the crowd?

Aston is a leading university of science, technology and enterprise, with an incredibly exciting story to tell. We are looking for an innovative and effective communicator with expertise in brand development and content strategy, with an evidence-based philosophy. 

The Deputy Director of Content is a newly created role to develop and implement a digital-first content strategy to meet our University 2030 Strategy, across all audiences and to achieve our growth and reputation objectives. The post leads a large team and is responsible for our brand and will develop and execute a brand strategy which positions Aston effectively both internally and externally across a wide range of audiences.

You will form part of the leadership team of the Marketing, Communications and Student Recruitment department, an exciting and fast-paced team with responsibility for admissions, student recruitment, UK and international marketing, marketing for our colleges and school, access and outreach, internal and external communications, events and digital. 

We are looking for a an experienced and effective leader, able to develop a clear vision for our brand and reputation, with experience of successfully managing multi-disciplinary teams. Ideally you will have experience of working in HE at a senior level and you will have significant experience in communications, marketing and/or digital. You will be highly creative, embrace technology and have a track record of developing communications and  content strategies. Juggling competing priorities and working in a fast-paced environment will be reflected in your experience.

What we offer

  • Aston University is a dynamic and
    vibrant campus located within Birmingham city centre, which has excellent
    transport links via bus or train. 
  • Excellent training and development
  • A generous annual leave scheme with 30 days
    bookable leave and a further 13 days bank holiday and University Closure days.
  • Everyday discounts to a number of
    activities and retailers
  • Great family friendly policies
  • On site gym and pool with
    discounted staff membership available
  • Further information on our Benefits and Rewards can be found here 

A satisfactory DBS clearance is required.

Anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of Aston University’s commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment. Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate’s name and address will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel. CVs will not be considered as part of the shortlisting process.

Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit: https://www2.aston.ac.uk/about/inclusive-aston

We recognise the value of flexible working.  Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss what flexible working options are available for particular roles.

If you require the job details document or an application form in an alternative format please contact the recruitment team at recruitment@aston.ac.uk

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