University Music Marketing & Communications Assistant

College of Arts and Law

Birmingham, United Kingdom


  • Posted on: 13th Jan 2022
  • Salary: £21,000 to £22,414. With potential progression once in post to £27,268 a year.As this vacancy has limited funding the maximum salary that can be offered is £ 21,000 a year (prorated)
  • REF: 98953
  • Closes: 30th January 2022
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time, Part Time

Job summary

This role supports the University Music and Concerts activity and Music Department. You will deliver activities and provide administrative support to the Head of University Music and Concerts in order to maximise our reach and support reputational enhancement. Key elements of the role include creating social media content, promoting opportunities and our public events, and mentoring the Music Society Committee in order to support their activities.

Main duties
1. Researching and writing copy for external publications and websites e.g. our Music and Concerts Brochure
2. Representing the University Music at Applicant Visit Days and Open Days.
3. Working with music staff to deliver and monitor social media activity.
4. Proactively reviewing, maintaining and developing the content of webpages.
5. Production of brochures; including writing copy, liaising with designers and sourcing images while upholding the brand guidelines.
6. Liaise with internal and external graphic and digital designers to deliver marketing collateral.
7. Collating, analysing and interpreting data in relation to metrics and reviewing activities in line with these.
8. Identifying opportunities to promote activities as part of city-wide initiatives.
9. Support the wider marketing of our festivals, opera productions and partnership events.
10. Supports equality and values diversity, moderating own behaviour to avoid unfair discriminatory impact or bias on others.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications, Experience
• Educated to A Level standard, or equivalent level 3 qualification such as a Level 3 NVQ, or level 3 national diploma or relevant work experience evidencing the skills and ability to undertake the role.
• Minimum of grade C in Mathematics and English at GCSE or equivalent.
• Highly proficient IT skills, including the MS Office and website editing software. The post holder should also be confident and able to quickly learn new IT skills and software packages as required.
• Proven ability to plan ahead and anticipate requirements, proactively planning own (and sometimes others’ workloads) to manage time effectively, progress tasks concurrently and work to deadlines.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to write for different audiences, and to required deadlines.
• Excellent interpersonal skills. The postholder must inspire confidence and command authority with a range of colleagues and provide excellent customer service at all times.
• Ability to understand policy and procedures and how to apply these.
• Understands the importance of equality and diversity in the workplace
• Ability to identify and respond to equality and diversity issues in line with relevant policies and procedures

Please submit your application evidencing your skills and capabilities against the Job details.

For further information please contact Jo Sweet,

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