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Interim Head of Communications (Fixed Term)

University Information Services (UIS) provides IT and information services to the administrative, academic and student community in the University of Cambridge. UIS has over 300 staff and an annual budget of over £23M.

Following the establishment of UIS in 2013 and a maturing of the initial structures and strategies, we are now seeking an interim Head of Communications to develop and implement a new communications strategy for the organisation. This new strategy will draw on a recent communications review and reflect the needs of a diverse IT community, internally within UIS and externally across the University.

The interim Head can rely on the experience of the three members in the Communications Team and a strong desire for change and renewal in UIS. Reporting to the Deputy Director, Departmental Operations, the post holder will lead the Comms Team, and work collaboratively across the organisation to drive engagement in communications activity and to raise the team's profile and impact.

The post holder must have experience of internal and external communications in an HE environment, and of leading and managing change in a complex organisation. It is expected that there will be a permanent position, open to competition, at the end of this interim period.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

For queries regarding this post please contact Dr Rachel Hooper, The closing date for applications is Monday 5th June 2017. It is intended that interviews will be held during the week beginning 12th June 2017.

Please quote reference VC12122 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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