Senior Public Relations and Corporate Communications Officer


3rd November 2022

About the Job

Job Type: Full Time Permanent
Location: Waterside Campus
Ref No: UN4245
Closing Date: 3 November 2022
Interview Date: 24 November 2022

You will be supporting the Deputy Director of Public Relations and Corporate Communications in all areas of the team’s work, but particularly with PR and media relations, social media, multi-channel campaigns, and publications. Your day-to-day tasks will include media monitoring and improving journalist engagement, as well as writing, editing and disseminating copy for a variety of communications channels, such as the website, social media, corporate publications the press and internal communications. You will be able to come up with creative approaches to publicising news and have the initiative to source new stories yourself.

We want you to be able to carry out your work in a way that best supports UON and our students, but also you as an individual. We understand this may vary between different areas of the university as well as from one person to another. With Smarter Working you can work with increased flexibility, if you would like to, which can facilitate greater freedom and autonomy.

About You

Applicants should have demonstrable experience of working in the full range of public relations disciplines within a large organisation (media relations, internal communications, social media, public affairs, multi-channel campaigns and publications).

A high level of organisational skill and ability to manage multiple tasks is vital, as is the ability to manage workload when unforeseen circumstances necessitate a shift in resource priority. To this end, demonstrable experience of communications within a crisis scenario would be beneficial.

Ideally, the candidate will have a knowledge of, or background in, journalism/media including media law.



Degree in PR or Marketing or related subject and or professional qualification such as CIM/CIPR/NCTJ Professional Certificate/Diploma or equivalent experience.


Marketing and International Relations (MIR) is responsible for the promotion of the University and its courses in order to recruit students from the UK and overseas. We use market research to develop creative strategies that explain how we can help our students achieve their goals.

MIR is responsible for external promotion; public relations; advertising and recruitment events in addition to internal communication for staff and current students. We act as trusted advisors across the institution on all matters relating to promotion and reputation.

About Us

Come to the University of Northampton and you will see that we do things a bit differently.

We are one of the youngest universities in the UK but we are already leading the way in adding value to society, which we call social impact. We have won multiple awards for our work in this area, among others, but what matters the most to us is ensuring that our students and graduates have the opportunity to make their mark on the world too. That’s why we were the first university in the UK to be named as a Changemaker Campus in 2012.

We want to break the mould of what Higher Education can be. This has led us to build a whole new University from the ground up that is designed to reflect the way that students actually learn rather than the way they are expected to learn. Waterside Campus opened in September 2018.

Our commitment to transforming lives and inspiring change is at the heart of all that we do.

Right to Work

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.


The University of Northampton is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable work, study and living environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion.

This commitment, along with our legal and moral obligations, provides an inclusive environment for staff, students and the public who may be affected by our activities.

Together @ UON confirms our commitment to equality and inclusion, underpinned by our belief in taking action. We are dedicated to creating an environment that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity.

Together @ UON demonstrates our pledge to our staff, students and partners to nurture and develop an environment where equality and inclusion can thrive whilst we Transform Lives and Inspire Change.

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