Internal Communications Manager (Maternity Cover) University of Cambridge, Office of External Affairs and Communications United Kingdom

Internal Communications Manager (Maternity Cover)

The University's Office of External Affairs and Communications has a vacancy for a talented communications professional in its expanding internal communications team.


Working with the Head of Internal Communications, the Internal Communications Manager is responsible for producing and implementing communications strategies that support a range of cross-functional University projects. These range from proposals to open up and future-proof the use of teaching and learning space at Cambridge, to working with partners across the University and Colleges on ambitious plans to strengthen student support. The person appointed will grasp how the very best internal communications practice can be deployed across Cambridge's devolved organisational structure, ensuring that key audiences and users have a voice in these projects and any change that may result from them.


The roleholder will also be responsible for drafting announcements and updates from the University's leadership team, as well as overseeing a range of channels, including the University's email distribution lists. She/he will need to be an excellent writer with a meticulous eye for detail.


An ability to work reactively, often in high-pressure situations that require quick thinking and sound advice, is also necessary. The University of Cambridge and higher education more broadly is rarely out of the public eye, and our staff and students expect to understand how the University is responding to key sector issues.


We are looking for someone who can form excellent working relationships across the University's central administration, and with academic and administrative staff across Faculties, Departments and other institutions. A creative and strategic thinker, the successful candidate will have a strong communications background, ideally within higher education, although we will consider candidates from other sectors. If you want to play a key role in supporting and valuing our staff through excellent communications, enjoy working in a collaborative and fast-paced environment, and are inspired by Cambridge's mission and values, we want to hear from you.


More detailed information on the role and its core responsibilities is available via the link below.


Behavioural attributes


As part of their application, applicants should provide evidence of the following behavioural attributes gained in their current or previous employment: Communication (A) Relationship building (A) Negotiation and influencing (A) Strategic focus (B) Innovation and change (B)


Further information about the University's behavioural attributes framework, and the levels described in brackets, can be found here:


Maternity cover: This post is fixed-term for 1 years or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.


Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.


We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for a 0.8 part-time role. We support staff through a range of flexible working arrangements.


Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.


If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Zoe Smith on


Please quote reference AR18329 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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