Director of External Relations


31st March 2017

Leeds Beckett is an ambitious modern university committed to delivering exceptional student success and professional engagement. We develop outstanding graduates who become enterprising employees, dynamic citizens and leaders, contributing to the economic and social fabric of life in Leeds, the UK and the world.

We seek an outstanding and innovative professional for the role of Director of External Relations. This senior position will be responsible for the strategic enhancement of the University’s reputation, profile and influence locally, nationally and globally. Reporting to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Corporate Communications this role will be responsible for the development and management of our brand and marketing, internal and external communications, corporate communications and events, alumni and stakeholder relations.

You will be an experienced communications and marketing leader with a clear understanding of the broad policy environment of higher education and the diverse relationships that institutions need to nourish to be successful. You will enjoy leading in a competitive context and be ambitious to develop our team, playing a crucial collaborative role in Leeds Beckett’s future success.

Our University is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable working environment that values equality and diversity. We strongly encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply for this role.

We are being supported in this search by executive search firm Perrett Laver. Applications should consist of a full CV and covering letter detailing academic and professional qualifications, employment history, latest remuneration and relevant achievements. For further particulars and to apply for this role, please visit, quoting reference 2973.

The closing date for applications is noon GMT on Friday the 31st of March 2017.