Job title Alumni Communications Officer
Department Advancement Office
Salary Starting from £29,605, rising to £36,024
Grade Grade 6
Contract Type Full Time, Open Ended
Placed on Friday 09 February 2024
Closing date Sunday 10 March 2024
Interview date To be confirmed
Join the University of Bath's Advancement Office as our Alumni Communications Officer.About the role:
Working with the Alumni Communications Manager, you'll produce engaging content across multiple channels including social media, the alumni blog, website, BA2 magazine and donor impact publication.
The role is as varied and creative as the communications you'll produce. One moment you could be writing about our globally impactful research in areas such as sustainability and health, and the next you could be reporting on our Olympic medal-winning student-athletes.
This is a full-time role, working 36.5 hours per week on a permanent basis, with a mixture of home and office working.
For an informal discussion about this role please contact Jodie Williamson via [email protected].About you:
As Alumni Communications Officer, you'll bring experience of writing professionally for online and print, enabling you to engage and inform our community of over 150,000 graduates and supporters worldwide.
You'll have an eye for a good story and an eagerness to get stuck in and interview alumni, students and researchers to produce quality content to deadline. You should be organised, work well in a team and successfully manage priorities.About us:
The Advancement Office supports a network of over 150,000 University of Bath alumni across 170 countries, as well as our wider community of supporters who generously give their time, expertise and philanthropy to the University.
Fundraising is one of the main aspects of our work. Donor gifts transform students' lives through removing barriers to education, and advance important research in sustainability, health and wellbeing, and digital.
We keep in touch with our community of alumni and friends, informing them of the latest University news and events, and providing unique benefits and services.
Watch this video to find out more about the role of advancement at the University of Bath.
What we can offer you:
We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.
We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.
Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.Further details:
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We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.
Alumni Communications Officer (KW11441)
University of Bath
February 10, 2024
March 10, 2024
Computer Science,Business and Economics,Social Science
About the employer
Situated in Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom, University of Bath is a public university that received its royal charter in 1966. The University of Bath has been consistently ranked amongst the top universities in the UK and is known for its expertise in research and teaching. In 2004, the university launched the SET squared Partnership with the universities of Bristol, Southampton, and Surrey. This is the largest partnership ever, comprises of a combined staff of 6,400 researchers, and has a research budget of £266 million.
The university is known for its four faculties: management, science, humanities and social science, and engineering and design. The university has been recognized for its excellence in research facilities and according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 87 percent of the university's research has been defined as world-leading. Notably, the university's research into child poverty and support for vulnerable people won a Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2011. The university's research grants and contracts portfolio is worth around £150 million.
The university constantly finishes at the top of student satisfaction rankings and excelling in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Psychology. It was also awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework. Because of its high-quality teaching, Bath's graduates are highly sought after by the UK's top employers.
In 2004, Bath University invested in creating a sports training village, which has emerged as one of the best training centers for athletes in Europe. In 2013, the University became a founder member of GW4, an alliance of universities sharing intellectual and physical resources. Also, in the same year, the university opened a block of 75 flats for students living on campus. In 2012, the university began a three-year campus improvement project to improvise and expand student accommodation, teaching space, and a £10million arts centre. The university has invested over £450 million on its campus over the last decade.
In 2015, the university inaugurated a specialized area for arts, education, and events. The University of Bath has a well-built infrastructure with all the essential facilities and amenities a student will require. The university gives equal focus on sports and offers one of the best sports facilities in the UK. The university-based athletes won six medals in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Almost one-fourth of the students enrolled are from outside the UK, so, the university offers a perfect internationally diverse experience. Airbus, World Bank, Nike, Ford, and Rolls Royce are some of the industry leaders, which collaborate with the university.