Marketing & Communications Manager

Close of applications: 09:00 25th November 2019

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£33,797 to £36,914, with potential progression to £45,361 (pro-rata if part-time)

Flexible opportunity - Part time or full time - 28 to 35 hours per week

Hours based on a 35 hour full time equivalent


Are you an experienced marketing and communications professional looking to take on an exciting new challenge within a not for profit organisation? If so, the University of Southampton Students’ Union (SUSU) have an excited new opportunity for a Marketing & Communications Manager to join the team!


The Role

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Marketing and Communications Manager to lead the effective marketing of the Students’ Union to communicate with our members. The role is based at the Students’ Union on the Highfield Campus, University of Southampton.

Working alongside our elected student officers and Union staff, you will lead the Marketing and Communications team and ensure that we engage effectively with our members to deliver services and activities to enhance and enrich their lives. You will manage a team of four, working closely with other teams in the Union to create marketing strategies and plans and develop content across a range of channels.


About You

With a passion for bringing a brand to life through storytelling, you are driven to understand audiences and know how to ask the right questions to stimulate content that helps, informs and inspires. You are a proven team leader, experienced at coaching and managing others to deliver effective campaigns. Strong planning, project management and organisational skills are essential to ensure a number of content projects and campaigns are delivered to deadlines. Your committed and passionate approach will inspire and motivate team members. You will empower them to work creatively, to exceed the Unions goals and provide a fantastic experience and customer service to the students of the University of Southampton.


The Company

The University of Southampton Students’ Union (SUSU) exists to unlock the potential and enrich the life of every one of our 23,000 student members.  We are a registered charity with a £7M turnover and provide a comprehensive platform of offers, support, representation, services and spaces for our members to enhance the overall University experience across a number of campuses. We are an Investors in People Silver accredited organisation who have approximately 85 core staff, and around 300 casual staff employed throughout the year.


What we will offer

The University of Southampton Students’ Union has a vision of creating a positive impact with every student during their time at the University.  As a not for profit organisation the Students’ Union provides a comprehensive platform of opportunities, support, representation and places for our members to enhance their overall University experience. 


Benefits of Working at SUSU

On top of developing you within your role, we recognise our people are our greatest assets and offer a number of benefits over and above your monthly pay. 


Apply now

You can apply easily using your CV and cover letter addressing the requirements of the role by clicking on 'Apply Now'. Please also detail the number of hours per week you are applying for within your cover letter.  Informal enquiries can be made to Paul Davie, Director of Operations by email on 

Closing Date and Time:   Monday 25th November at 9am, however if sufficient applications are received before this date we may close applications early. Therefore, we would encourage and advise early application if this role is of interest to you. Interviews week commencing 9th December 2019. Please note feedback will not be provided if you are not shortlisted for interview.

SUSU is an equal opportunities employer which values a diverse workforce and we want to reflect the student body that we represent.  We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination and will ensure that our recruitment activities are mindful of equality and diversity matters.