Director of Marketing, Communications and Student Recruitment


17th June 2024

Closing Date

14th July 2024





Interviews Scheduled

29th August 2024

The University of Huddersfield has a growing reputation as an inspiring, innovative provider of higher education of international renown. Researchers at the University are dedicated to solving the problems and answering the questions posed by industry, science and society as a whole.

We are now recruiting to the exciting role of Director of Marketing, Communications and Student Recruitment. You will lead activity focussed around achieving the University’s home recruitment targets, overseeing the team that supports colleagues across the University in targeting recruitment activity effectively and efficiently.  The postholder is the guardian of the University’s corporate image working closely with the Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor to ensure all our activity is undertaken in line with our strategic aims and values.

You will be leading a directorate that includes media relations, internal communications, social media activity, the website, publications, campaigns, digital marketing, the CRM team and student recruitment, including Schools and Colleges Liaison and the home student admissions team.  You will set the strategic direction for the central team and support colleagues to deliver this.   You will also provide guidance to senior colleagues who are responsible for other directorates in the University around communications; and coordinating corporate communications. Key to success will be the ability to work in a dynamic, agile and flexible way as a key part of the University executive team.

For further information and details of how to apply please visit or contact Simon Critchley on 0191 500 5500 or Mike Dixon.

The closing date for application is Sunday 14th July 2024.

The University is deeply committed to equality and diversity for all its students and staff.  We seek to be diverse and inclusive,supporting individuals and groups to fulfil their potential and nurture a sense of belonging.  We strive to be an accessible, inclusive employer, removing barriers for all.  Find out more about our approach to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, including our commitments and accreditations as a Disability Confident Employer, Stonewall Top 100 Employer, Athena SWAN Bronze Award holder and Race Equality Charter Bronze Award holder.

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How to apply

Applications should be made via email to contact Simon Critchley or Mike Dixon and must include on separate documents:

  • a letter of application setting out your interest in the role and details of how you match the person specification
  • a comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV)
  • details of three referees and notice period (Referees will not be contacted without your permission)
  • a completed Personal Details Form (available above)

The closing date for applications is Sunday 14th July 2024.

Final stage interviews will take place at the University on Thursday 29th August 2024.

In making an application for this role we ask you also to view our Privacy Notice which outlines our compliance to General Data Protection Regulations and the use and storage of your data. Personal Data is held and processed on the lawful basis that such action is in the Legitimate Interest of the company in pursuing the purposes described and has been considered through the use of a Legitimate Interest Assessment utilising the Balance Test to not be outweighed by risks to the rights, freedoms and interests of the Data Subject.

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