Communications Coordinator (Mastercard Foundation Program) (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge
May 26, 2024
Offerd Salary:£33,966-£44,263
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Communications Coordinator (Mastercard Foundation Program) (Fixed Term)

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Programme team, helping to develop and implement an effective multi-channel communications strategy on behalf of this new initiative for the collegiate University. The role holder will work across the scholar and collaborative arms of this initiative. They will profile and showcase activities and achievements of scholars, both current and alumni, demonstrating the impact the program will have on individuals. The role holder will engage with the collaborative arm of the program, part of which will involve working with partners on the African continent to promote opportunities and showcase achievements, hence, demonstrating the impact of the program on institutions and ecosystems.

The Programme consists of three main strands, designed to:

Create educational opportunities through an interdisciplinary, climate resilience and sustainability themed Scholars Program at Cambridge.

Strengthen Centres of Excellence at anchor institutions in the Collaborative.

Cultivate networks, transform policy, and facilitate learning in Africa to enable sustainable ecosystem impact

The role holder will be expected to provide key operational support to the Programme team, with an emphasis on outreach and partnership development and coordinating communication activities.

You'll bring experience of a broad range of communications disciplines, reputation management and stakeholder liaison to develop partnerships. You will have excellent interpersonal skills with ability to build effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels, working collaboratively with other teams across Collegiate Cambridge to develop and deliver communications materials and content targeted to both broad and specific external constituencies. You will be able to plan and prioritise a number of projects simultaneously, with the ability to prioritise a complex workload and to work independently with minimum supervision to meet deadlines.

Benefits of working at Cambridge University include:

Competitive rates of pay with automatic service-related pay progression and annual cost of living increases.

Generous annual leave allowance of 41 days paid leave (including bank holidays).

Generous maternity, adoption and shared parental leave entitlement and other family friendly schemes (e.g. workplace nurseries and salary exchange schemes for childcare).

An auto-enrolment pension scheme, with a generous employer contribution.

Travel benefits and retail discounts at over 2,000 local and national stores.

Schemes to support with relocation / the provision of accommodation.

The University of Cambridge is committed to supporting our staff to thrive both professionally and personally. We aim to support a good work/life balance, whilst retaining the positive aspects of our unique in-person environment and culture.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 July 2030 in the first instance.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for flexible working arrangements.

This is not a remote role, and the role holder is expected to spend some time in the office. There is however flexibility for remote working, the frequency of which will be discussed with the recruiting manager.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Informal enquiries are encouraged and should be directed to: Robert Foster, Programme Administrator at [email protected]

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact: Karin Kuchta, HR Coordinator at [email protected]

Please quote reference AK41428 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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  • Further Particulars - AK41428
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    25 April 2024

    Closing date

    26 May 2024

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