Communications and Events Officer, University of the West of England

Function: Communications Officer

Role categories: Event Management, PR and Communications, Social Media

  • Rate/Salary: £26,243 - £29,515
  • Location: Bristol
  • Type: permanent
  • Starting date: ASAP
  • Expires: 06/05/2019

Job description

UWE Bristol is an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures. We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims.

We currently have an opportunity for a Communications and Events Officer to join our Faculty of Business and Law.

The focus of this post is to support the implementation of the Faculty’s Alumni, External Engagement and Social Media strategies, working closely with both external experts and UWE colleagues.

The postholder will provide advice and support to current students, alumni, and academic staff on events, communications and social media to help build a community of engaged graduates, act as a custodian for social media across a range of channels and assist in the delivery of a range of projects. You will also have the opportunity to organise and promote a programme of faculty events for Alumni, Research and Business audiences and manage communications and relationships with key stakeholders to ensure client satisfaction.

To excel in this role we are looking for someone with a Marketing, PR or Alumni/ membership relations background who has experience of working with social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn as well as experience of CRM databases with the ability to extract and manipulate data to produce reports.

Further information on the requirements and responsibilities of the role can be seen in the job description and Information for Applicants document available on the careers page of our website. Please relate your experience to the requirements of the role in your application.

UWE Bristol is an environment where talent and career aspirations are nurtured and supported. In addition to progressive pay rates we offer a wide range of staff benefits which includes a starting holiday allowance of 25 days as well as up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year, flexible working, excellent defined benefit pension schemes, employee assistance programme, retail discount scheme and a range of family friendly policies.

We are a well-established university and one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West with over 30,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 4,000 staff. We are globally connected and regionally embedded, with strong employer and partner connections. We achieved 89% overall student satisfaction in the most recent National Student Satisfaction survey placing us as the top university in the South West and in 7th place nationally. In 2018 we were also placed in the Guardian’s Top 40 Universities in the UK and achieved TEF Gold status.

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give our students and staff access to everything they need to succeed. The campus is within close proximity to excellent motorway links, is connected to the metrobus network and local bus routes and is within walking distance of two train stations, making the campus the ideal place to work for those wishing to commute.

If you have any queries about the requirements of role please contact Rachel Evans by email on

UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for the success and impact of our practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and our inclusive global outlook.