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NEACO Communications Advisor (Fixed Term)


Applications are invited for the post of Network for East Anglian Collaborative Outreach (neaco) Project Communications Advisor.

This post is created as part of the National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP), a Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) funded project which aims to increase the number of young people from low participation neighbourhoods entering higher education by 2020. As part of this national project, the University of Cambridge is acting as the lead for a consortium of Higher Education Institutions and other stakeholders across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

The post holder will work together with the communicators in neaco partner institutions to coordinate network level communications, ensuring correct use of the brand that unifies the activities of individual HE institutions under the "Take Your Place" banner, and encourage adoption of the brand across partners through creation of shared resources. The post holder will manage media relations for the initiative as a whole, and work with the Project Coordinators and Project Manager to raise the external profile of neaco with funders and policy makers.

The post holder will also be responsible for internal communications across the network; sharing best practice and reflecting success back at partners, providing content that can be shared by partners to raise the profile of the initiative with their own internal stakeholders. Additionally, the post holder will work with relevant internal stakeholders to ensure communications about the network are effectively targeted.

The role will require frequent travel across the East Anglia region.

The post holder will be line managed by and report to the neaco Project Manager.

Additional information regarding the role can be found in the further particulars. Your application should clearly set out how you meet the criteria listed in the person profile (the knowledge, skills and experience required for the role) along with relevant examples. Candidates will be shortlisted based upon these criteria.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2018 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

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.

If you are unable to apply online or wish to make an informal enquiry about the post, please contact Tom Levinson, neaco Project Manager, at the University of Cambridge: tom.levinson@admin.cam.ac.uk

Closing date: 18 October 2017. Interviews are expected to be held on 26 and 27 October 2017.

Please quote reference AT13493 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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