University of Bath

University of Bath

Head of Creative Services (Interim) (KW11566)

Job title Head of Creative Services (Interim)

Department Marketing

Salary Starting from £56,021, rising to £64,914 pro rata per annum

Grade Grade 9

Contract Type Full Time, Fixed Term

Placed on Monday 25 March 2024

Closing date Sunday 14 April 2024

Interview date Friday 19 April 2024

Reference KW11566


About the role

This is a pivotal position responsible for overseeing our visual identity, creative services, content and event engagement strategies. It's an interim role whilst we recruit for the permanent post. Here are all the great things the interim role entails:

Event Management : Oversee Open Day events and degree ceremonies, working with our events team, ensuring impeccable execution and memorable experiences for attendees.

Content Leadership : Lead our content team in crafting and developing core marketing web pages and content for key marketing collateral, including prospectuses, ensuring they accurately reflect our institution's values, messaging and offerings.

Media Production, Visual Identity and Print : Co-ordinate graphic design, photography and video projects for marketing collateral, working with our team of creatives to maintain a cohesive and compelling visual identity and ensuring brand consistency. Oversee our print unit, which provides a vital service, including to our students and staff.

The role is for a 6 month period. For an informal discussion about the role with Corinne Evans, Vice-President (External Relations), please contact Gail Gillespie on [email protected]

About you
  • Experience in Implementing Brand and Visual Guidelines: You have a proven track record of implementing brand and visual guidelines and processes to maintain a cohesive and compelling visual identity across various marketing materials.
  • Resource Management and Strategic Planning: You possess the ability to effectively manage resources and develop strategies and plans to deliver required financial outcomes, ensuring efficient utilisation of resources while achieving desired goals.
  • Collaborative Team Player: You thrive in a multi-disciplinary team environment, collaborating with marketing practitioners, designers, and other creative service providers to achieve common objectives.
  • Effective Supplier Relationship Management: Your experience includes managing long-term external supplier relationships, ensuring seamless collaboration and delivery of high-quality services to support our creative endeavours.
  • What we can offer you:
  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance
  • we are a family-friendly University and with an increasingly agile workforce, are open to flexible working arrangements
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for: Relocation allowance, Visa Reimbursement, Interest-Free Loan.
  • Find out more about our benefits.

    We consider ourselves 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:
  • Job Description & Person Specification

  • Terms and Conditions of Employment

  • 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.

    Job details


    Head of Creative Services (Interim) (KW11566)


    University of Bath


    United Kingdom


    March 26, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 14, 2024

    Job type



    Architecture and Design,Business and Economics

    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.

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