University of York

University of York

Communications and Marketing Manager

Communications and Marketing Manager


Biorenewables Development Centre


£36,024 - £44,263 per year


Grade 6

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Biorenewables Development Centre, Dunnington

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  • Role Description The Biorenewables Development Centre

    The Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC) is an open-access research, development and demonstration biorefining centre and a subsidiary company of the University of York. We were founded from a unique partnership between two well-established research centres at the University of York: the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence and the Centre for Novel Agricultural Products. This partnership means that we can apply technologies derived from both biology and chemistry to optimise and process biorenewable raw materials for the production of chemicals, materials and fuels.

    The BDC currently manage the communications for BioYorkshire, a ten year programme that will accelerate the translation and application of research discoveries into full scale biotechnology applications.


    We are seeking to recruit an experienced Communications and Marketing Manager who will be responsible for all aspects of the BDC and BioYorkshire's external communications, delivering and implementing a focused communications strategy that engages effectively with a broad range of bioeconomy stakeholders from different sectors at regional, national and international levels. The Communications Manager will also be responsible for leading communications and dissemination on the Horizon Europe-funded Agriloop Project, which has 37 partners.

    Skills, Experience and Qualifications Needed
  • Experience in science communications.
  • Extensive knowledge of strategic communications and stakeholder engagement.
  • Knowledge of the bioeconomy landscape.
  • Experience of delivering communications and dissemination activities as part of a large multi-partner project.
  • Experience in event organisation.
  • Gathering, analysing, interpreting and reporting complex data/information.
  • Using digital technologies including Google applications and/or Microsoft Office.
  • Taking ownership of/holding a significant role in the delivery of distinct pieces of work e.g. leading a project.
  • Interview date: to be confirmed

    For informal enquiries: please contact Alice North ([email protected]) or Dr Mark Corbett ([email protected])

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

    Job details


    Communications and Marketing Manager


    University of York


    United Kingdom


    March 23, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 12, 2024

    Job type



    Agricultural Science,Biology,Chemistry,Computer Science,Business and Economics,Physics

    About the employer

    The University of York was established in 1963 when the University Grants Commission permitted a university in 1960. The university started operating with its first batch of 230 students on Oct. 9, 1963, under the leadership of Lord James as its chancellor. Originally the university only had 28 staff members and six departments; economics, English, education, history, politics, and mathematics. At present, the university includes nine colleges and more than 30 research centers and academic departments. The university is now accredited by the Privy Council.

    Located in Heslington, the University of York has been improving and expanding its campus ever since its establishment. The campus has plenty of landmarks, sculptures, and college buildings. The King's Manor is a historic structure that currently houses the Centre for Medieval Studies, the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and the Department of Archaeology. Located in the center of the campus, Central Hall is a tiered auditorium used for hosting concerts, competitions, conferences, graduations, fashion shows, and other events. The university's archives and library network includes many libraries on the campus and in the nearby area. The JB Morrell library is the campus' main library. Heslington Hall is another significant landmark of the campus.

    The University of York offers a plethora of undergraduate, research, and postgraduate programs in various fields like archaeology, sciences, computer science, law, management, medicine, mathematics, languages, arts, philosophy, psychology, and sociology. The university has 18,930 students. The university has collaborations with reputed research-oriented institutions across the world. It is a part of an alliance of 24 well-established research-intensive universities. Also, the university has great student exchange programs and research links with numerous other universities around the globe. It offers excellent professional training to its students and provides them outstanding employment opportunities in prestigious firms.

    The university has produced several notable and successful alumni. Greg Dyke is a renowned British journalist, media executive, broadcaster, and football administrator. Aníbal Cavaco Silva is Portugal's former president. Mahmoud Mohieldin is the vice-president of the World Bank Group. Jung Chang is a British writer, famous for her award-winning book 'Wild Swans'. Anthony Horowitz is an English screenwriter and novelist, popular for his works such as 'The Diamond Brothers' series, 'The Power of Five' series, and the 'Alex Rider' series. Han Seung-soo is South Korea's former prime minister. Peter Hitchens is an author and journalist who writes for The Mail. His popular works include 'The Abolition of Britain', 'The War We Never Fought', and 'The Rage Against God'. Many other distinguished people are a part of the university's alumni network.

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