Head of Communications

Closing date

24 August 2017

School/Area

Administration

Programme/​Department

Communications & Marketing

Required hours

Full Time

Grade

Grade 10

Site

Kensington

Salary

£60,000 per annum

The Royal College of Art is the only entirely postgraduate institution that is devoted to the study of art, design, communication and humanities. The College has some 1,800 students following postgraduate courses and over 400 full- and part-time academic, technical and administrative staff. The College is the UK’s leading art and design research institution and has an extensive programme of industry collaboration, knowledge exchange and executive education. 
 
The College recently appointed its first Director of Communications & Marketing in recognition of the importance of the team’s contribution to the successful delivery of the vision for the College. 
 
In this key role, you will be responsible for supporting the development of our brand, reputation and reach and contribute to our bottom line. You will sell our story, wave our flag, make it clear who we are and what we do and what we offer to the world. You will create stories, key messages and plans that build awareness and understanding of RCA’s role and value in the world and UK’s cultural design and educational ecology. You will ensure that we communicate in a consistent, emotional, inspiring, responsive and effective way so that we exceed our recruitment targets and maintain our reputation. 
 
It is essential that the successful candidate has a proven track record of working at a senior level in Communications, preferably within the cultural or higher education sector and experience of working successfully to strategic priorities and operational targets. Credibility and influence as an ambassador for the Royal College of Art internally and externally with the ability to operate effectively at all levels is also essential. Degree level education or a recognised marketing qualification is required. 
 

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The Royal College of Art is committed to equal opportunities for all and is a Two Ticks employer & Stonewall Diversity Champion. The College particularly welcomes applications from all sections of the community and would particularly encourage members of minority groups to apply.  


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