Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University

Social Media Coordinator

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  • Social Media Coordinator

    Cambridge campus


    Full time, 35 hours per week

    ARU Students' Union are seeking an enthusiastic and creative social media coordinator to join our team. As our social media coordinator, you will be responsible for managing and executing all social media activities across various platforms to engage with our target audience and promote our offerings. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the growth and success of our organisation through strategic social media planning and execution. Please note this position will be based in our Cambridge office but travel between our other sites in London, Chelmsford and Peterborough will be required.

    What you will be doing

  • Develop and implement social media strategies to increase engagement and audience growth.
  • Manage all social media platforms including Facebook, X, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok.
  • Create and publish engaging content, for all four campuses, that resonates with our target audience.
  • Monitor and respond to comments and messages across all social media platforms.
  • Analyse social media performance using analytics tools, develop reports to evaluate the effectiveness of campaigns and suggest improvements for further growth and engagement.
  • Stay up to date with the latest social media trends, algorithms, and best practices to ensure our content remains relevant and engaging.
  • Attend key events, across all four campuses, to capture live social media content.
  • Support the Officer Team with the growth of their social media platforms and the day-to-day enquiries they receive.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to develop and execute social media campaigns that align with their project and event goals.
  • What we're looking for

  • Proven experience as a social media coordinator or in a similar role.
  • Excellent knowledge of social media platforms, algorithms, and best practices.
  • Strong writing and editing skills with the ability to create engaging content.
  • Proficient in using social media management tools and analytics platforms.
  • Experience in creating and editing videos and images for social media.
  • Ability to manage multiple social media accounts and handle a high volume of content.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret data and make data- driven decisions.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration abilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of people from different teams, all of which have varying requirements.
  • Effective organizational skills with the ability to prioritise work.
  • Why work for us?

    We offer:

  • A generous holiday entitlement
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • Comprehensive training and development opportunities
  • Discount schemes
  • Flexible working policy
  • Health cash plan
  • About Anglia Ruskin Students' Union (ARUSU)

    ARUSU represents approximately 28,000 students at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) across campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Peterborough, and London. In addition, we provide a range of services; academic and welfare advice, support to students running societies and volunteering opportunities in and around the campuses. Whilst we play an important student representative role that sometimes sees us challenge the University, we work closely with them and support areas of delivery within their strategy.

    We are committed to equal opportunities in employment - we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

    For a full description, please see attached.

    The closing date for applications is Sunday 26th November at midnight.

    Interviews will be held week commencing 4th December in Cambridge.

    Job details


    Social Media Coordinator


    Anglia Ruskin University


    United Kingdom


    November 11, 2023

    Application deadline

    November 26, 2023

    Job type



    Computer Science,Business and Economics,Social Science

    About the employer

    Anglia Ruskin University is amongst the most prestigious universities located in East Anglia, United Kingdom. The origins of the university can be traced back to the year 1858 when John Ruskin founded the Cambridge School of Art. With time, the Essex Institute of Higher Education merged with Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology to form Anglia Polytechnic. In 1992, it was named as Anglia Polytechnic University, and in 2005, it was renamed as Anglia Ruskin University. Keeping in mind the overall development of the university, over a period of time, it invested more than £115 million on its campuses.

    Based in East Anglia, the university has four campuses and partner institutes in the country as well as in international locations. University's four campuses are located in Chelmsford, Cambridge, Peterborough, and London. Its flagship Cambridge campus is home to high-tech clinical skills labs, which also include mock hospital areas. Initially based in the city center, the Chelmsford campus moved to a new location in the year 1992. One of the main highlights of this riverside campus is the School of Medicine, which was set up in 2018 and is the foremost such school in Essex. The Chelmsford campus also boasts of its Queen's building, which was opened by none other than the Queen herself.

    The Guild House Peterborough campus, which was established in the year 2011, specializes in social and healthcare courses and is dedicated to training professionals of the corresponding field. Located in proximity to the city center, this campus has a strength of nearly 1200 students. The London campus was founded in 2015 and offers different undergraduate and postgraduate courses. In order to mark its presence in the UK and globally, the university partnered with a number of different institutions in the country, as well as across the world. Within the UK, it joined hands with University Centre West Anglia and University Centre Peterborough, while overseas, it entered into partnerships with colleges of different countries like India, Malaysia, Mauritius.

    The university offers undergraduate as well as postgraduate courses in different fields, keeping in mind the diverse requirements. There are postgraduate research courses available at the university as well, during which students can access modern facilities and gain hands-on experience. In addition, the university offers different part-time and continuing professional development (CPD) courses, which are particularly for working professionals. With the distance learning facility, students can gain access to study resources and online workshops.

    The university has more than 1,00,000 alumni present in 165 nations, who are working in different spheres. Some of the notable alumni are Chris Beckett (academic and author), Angela Hartnett (entrepreneur), Ian Miller (English footballer), Tony Palladino (English cricketer), and Barbara Yung (Hong Kong actress).

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