The UK Higher Education International Unit is part of Universities UK, the representative organisation for the UK’s universities. The Unit works to support universities’ international interests through the provision of high quality information for and about them, by developing and influencing policy, and through a range of activities to facilitate the development of international partnerships. The Unit has a formal role in representing the interests of UK universities overseas and in with relevant UK government departments and sector organisations.
The Communications officer post is a key role in the International Unit. This post reports to the Head of External Affairs but there will be some matrix line management from the Universities UK (UUK) communications team on specific projects.
The post holder will be responsible for managing event marketing for IU led events including events run in partnership with UUK. This post will also lead on branding for the IU (including maintaining and developing corporate communications collateral) and be responsible for managing the IUs websites. The post holder will also have lead responsibility for producing the IU’s publications including its flagship newsletter (International Focus), the annual report, Facts & figures and IU research reports. The post holder will also work closely with the wider UUK communications team.