Marketing Officer – Schools and Colleges Liaison


7th January 2024

About the Job

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

Salary: £30,487 – £37,099 per annum

Location: Waterside Campus, Other

Ref No: UN4770

Closing Date: Sunday 7 January 2024

Interview Date: Wednesday 17 January 2024

We are seeking a Marketing Officer to join the Schools and Colleges Liaison team. You will be supporting the delivery of the University’s UK Student Recruitment Strategy, and the achievement of targeted recruitment numbers of undergraduate students to the University of Northampton from the UK.

The post is varied. You will promote and represent the University of Northampton through a variety of customer facing interactions including nationwide exhibitions and school-based recruitment fairs, alongside managing and leading on project and event work. In addition, the post holder is responsible for marketing those activities through ecomms and creating marketing materials, whilst supporting and developing University relationships with schools and colleges in the UK. This position is ideal for a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual who would relish the variety and fast paced nature of the post.

This post requires a willingness and ability to travel to attend events on a weekly, sometimes daily basis. This also includes overnight stays at peak times of the year. Flexibility is also key, with some events requiring early starts or late finishes. The team also support at University Open Days.

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.

This post is subject to a background disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service before any appointment can be confirmed.

About You

Applicants should have demonstrable work experience in customer facing roles, where high level customer service and a pro-active attitude are standard.

You should have the ability to work flexibly, with excellent attention to detail and organisation skills to effectively balance a variety of tasks daily.

You should also show an interest and/or experience in marketing with the ability to write copy and enjoy regular interactions with our target audiences, utilising excellent communication skills.

Applicants should have the ability to form relationships with stakeholders, maintaining a well presented and approachable demeanour at all times, working effectively both as part of a team and independently.

A willingness and ability to travel regularly is fundamental to this post (some early starts, late finishes and overnight stays are required during peak times).

An understanding of the HE sector and confidence in public speaking is essential.


Degree (or equivalent) in business / marketing / event management / customer service and / or relevant demonstrable work experience.

Professional qualification through CAM/CIM or related professional body.


Marketing and Student Recruitment 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. We act as trusted advisors across the institution on all matters relating to marketing and promotion.

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.


We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

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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