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Student Union Design and Communications Coordinator

Reference Number
Northampton Square  Map & Directions
School / Service
Students Union
Contract Duration
Salary Range (£)
25482 to 28660


City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 19,500 students (35% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university: it has recently agreed a new Vision & Strategy 2026.
We are seeking a dynamic, inspirational, collaborative and creative individual to become our new Design and Communications Coordinator. Reporting to the SU Marketing and Communications Manager, this role will be responsible for carrying out the majority of design work as well as contributing to the overall communications and marketing function across the Union.

The Union is at a key stage in its development, has recently become a charitable company limited by guarantee, and on the 1 August 2017 took on the responsibility for managing its own finance, which was previously done by the University.


This post is designed to improve the way that we communicate with our members. By assisting the SU Marketing & Communications Manager, the role holder will help increase the levels of engagement that students, academic, and professional staff have with the Students’ Union.

They will help to develop and build the Union's ability to communicate its services, activities, and campaigns and deliver a wide range of media and communications.

In addition, they will prepare monthly reports and analyse data on the performance of various communication channels to understand which have the most visitors.

Attendance at conferences and meetings, both internal and external, will required along with assistance in key events throughout the year e.g. Fresher’s Fair, Balls and other key or special event.
The hours of work will also vary depending on operational requirements and periods of peak activity.

Person Specification

The role holder may already be an experienced staff member within a students’ union, but we are also interested in candidates from different sectors who bring transferable skills and are motivated to deliver sector-leading communications for the Union.

Our ideal candidate will be a talented designer who is able to continue to develop the brand of the Union using a range of different software packages. With a flexible, can-do attitude they will be experienced in using social media and delivering marketing campaigns; producing promotional content and coordinating the communication activities of the Students’ Union.

A working knowledge of preparing documents/ engaging content for digital, social and print media is required along with knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign).

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date for applications: 11:59pm, Thursday 24th January 2019.
Interview date: Thursday 7th February 2019.

Actively working to promote equal opportunity and diversity

Academic excellence for business and the professions