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Digital Projects Officer

Marketing and Communications

Stoke-on-Trent, UK


  • Posted on: 13th Sep 2021
  • Salary: £29,614 to £34,304 per annum
  • REF: MRC20-21-R
  • Closes: 27th September 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Who is Staffordshire University? 

We are the Connected University with 100 years of experience and ambition in becoming the UK’s foremost digital Institution. Our main campus is located in Stoke on Trent alongside our Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Staffordshire University London’s Digital Institute is our first campus outside the Midlands.

With more than 10,000 Full Time Undergraduate and Postgraduate students on campus, we continue to drive innovation and change, aiming to positively disrupt our sector. For our University, it is about so much more than the numbers. In fact, if there’s one thing that sets us apart, it’s our people who are all #ProudToBeStaffs. Every one of our employees goes above and beyond to deliver on our connected mission, responding to the needs of our students, academic partners, businesses and society.

Over the past 5 years, we have transformed ourselves into a Gold standard provider of teaching and learning, gaining historically high positions in the UK league tables. With digital skills being at our core, we strive for diversity in all its forms and play an important role in our local communities and regional economies.

About the role 

Staffordshire University’s Marketing department is looking for a Digital Projects Officer to fill a key role in the Digital Engagement Team. Working collaboratively across Marketing, Recruitment and Communication and the wider university, you’ll be responsible for identifying, coordinating and delivering digital projects for our University website and other associated digital platforms.

You’ll be a catalyst for identifying and improving online engagement opportunities for our audiences. Taking a user-first approach, with agile project planning front of mind, you’ll help step-change the pace and quality of our project outputs and web improvements. This will involve understanding business and user needs, identifying and communicating opportunities and delivering on the digital transformation roadmap in the department. You’ll also work with the Web Team to ensure that the University’s online content is impactful, engaging and delivers on the objectives of our Strategic Plan.

What you’ll need to be successful in this role:

Previous experience delivering successful digital projects
Ability to thrive in an experimental and data-driven digital marketing environment
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Thorough knowledge of web and user experience principles
What we can offer you:

A diverse and thriving team
A creative work environment and great projects to work on
A generous holiday allowance
Brilliant onsite facilities
An opportunity to engage in wider University activities and projects
We are driven by our values; they underpin everything we do and our colleagues live our values every day. We are daring, curious and proud of our region and people. If you share our values and have the skills to deliver our vision, we want to hear from you.

If you are ready for this challenge, we want to hear from you. You are welcome to contact our Head of Digital Engagement Annabel Ross (annabel.ross@staffs.ac.uk), to find out more details about this opportunity or to come along and see our working environment.

In return for your dedication, we have a competitive benefits package available

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • Starting from 29 days Annual Leave (depending on job grade) plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Access to continued professional and personal development
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans

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