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About the role
This is an exciting opportunity to lead the strategic communications and marketing of a new £100m+ transformational asset in Leicester.  Working on a day-day basis with the Chief Executive of Leicester Science Parks, and linking with the Chief Marketing and Engagement Officer of the University, you will develop, direct and oversee the strategic marketing and communications for Space Park Leicester.
 

You will be providing strategic, creative, production, brand and content project management expertise as you work with senior stakeholders to deliver the ambitious plans for Space Park. In addition, you will be responsible for setting up the process and governance regarding brand guardianship, content and editorial management and  will work closely with the External Relations Division of University of Leicester to ensure brand synergy and to maximise reputational opportunity.

Space Park Leicester is a £100m+ transformational asset for Leicester, Leicestershire and UK industrial strategy. It builds on Leicester’s impressive heritage in Space, with a Leicester-built instrument operational in space every year since 1967. The Space Park will house industry partners together with academia and students. Initially, we will focus on driving research and innovation in advanced manufacturing and data and providing the skills required as the space sector, and those industries making use of space data and technology, grow. The Space Park will be a critical part of the UK meeting its ambition to reach a £40bn market in the next decade, while locally should add 2500 new, highly productive, jobs to the workforce.

This is an ideal opportunity to develop your career in an ambitious and vibrant research and innovation environment from start-up mixing both commercial and academic cultures.

About you

You will be able to evidence of having created and promoting a brand, in addition to devising and delivering a marketing and communications strategy, from an early stage of institutional maturity. Advanced knowledge of digital marketing and emerging market approaches are key, alongside experience of planning and delivering high-profile campaigns. 

As a self-starter with a keen eye for detail, you will be ‘hands-on’, whilst also being comfortable with strategic discussions. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are key, being able to use these to influence a broad range for senior stakeholders.

Additional information

For informal enquiries, please contact Grant Bourhill on ghb9@le.ac.uk

We anticipate that interviews will take place on 30 October 2020.
 

Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. We are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff. Located in the heart of the UK, you will have the opportunity to progress your career in a supportive and varied environment that values hard work and recognises individual achievement.

In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension schemes and a generous annual leave allowance. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities.