Communications Assistant (Professional Placement Year)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Reading, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 13 Apr 2020

The Student Success and Engagement team is looking for a University of Reading student to work with them during their Professional Placement Year, starting in June 2020.

You will support the team with communications to current students and maintain our digital channels. This will involve creating and uploading student-friendly content to the Me@Reading student portal, the Essentials student webpages, and social media channels. Using your experience as a student at Reading, you will help to ensure that our communications are engaging, timely and relevant.

We are looking for someone with:

Excellent verbal and written communication skills – you will use these to come up with new and creative ideas for content, writing content for newlsetters;

Digital skills – you will use content management systems and other digital channels to communication with students;

Organisation and time management skills - you will also support the team to manage 20+ student communications ambassadors and work with them to produce blog posts, social media content and video content;

Analytical skills – you will evaluate communications in order to improve our digital channels and to increase student engagement. You’ll also input into future developments.

This role is mainly office based. COVID-19 has had an impact on working arrangements at the University of Reading. If required, the appointed post holder will be fully supported to intially take up the role as planned in June 2020 with a remote working arrangement in place. 

Interview date: 24 April 2020

Informal contact details

Contact role: Student Engagement Manager (Communications)
Contact name: John Ellul
Contact phone: 0118 378 8036
Contact email:

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that this role is not recognised as a graduate level job by UK Visas and Immigration and the Tier 2 sponsorship route is not available for non-graduate level occupations. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

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