Head of Digital Communications


Salary: £32,004 – £38,183

Terms: Permanent

Location: Milton Keynes

Closing Date: 12pm midday 30 May 2017

Exciting opportunity to lead on digital communications for growing charity supporting part-time and distance learning students

Job Description

The Organisation

The Open University Students Association serves the interests of around 200,000 part-time and distance-learning students spread across the UK, continental Europe and beyond. Their role is to represent and support the interests of this vast and extremely diverse community of students. Whilst they operate within a world-class University, they are not governed by the OU. The OU Students Association is an independent organisation, a registered charity in its own right, run by elected student leaders. Their small team of dedicated, professional staff provide the vital support needed to deliver excellent services across the breadth of their student population.

The Job

You will be leading a small but skilled and highly motivated team responsible for raising awareness of the Students Association and their impact. You will work alongside their student leaders and management team to drive forward the best use of their digital communications channels. You will also make your mark by developing and delivering exciting new initiatives to further their work, including improving their external profile and bolstering internal communications.

The Person

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent and have experience in successfully developing and delivering communications and of leading and empowering productive teams. You will have a passion for digital technologies and have a good understanding of what works and doesn’t work when presenting content online. You will be a highly organised, self-motivated team player with a high level of personal resilience who is capable of working under pressure to tight deadlines.

Additional information:


No CVs will be accepted. OU Students Association application forms and further particulars with more information on the role, their organisation and the selection process can be downloaded by following the web link. Click here where you will be directed to Charity Jobs website.

The Open University Students Association is committed to Equal Opportunities in education and employment and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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