Head of Communications and Engagement

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St Donat’s, Llantwit Major
£49,639 – £57,241
Closing date
11 Sep 2022


Full time
Listing type
Job vacancy
Charities, Children, International, Further education, Marketing & PR, Communications, Fundraising, Marketing analytics, PR, Professional services (Further education)
Job function
Job level
Senior management

Salary:  £49,639 – £57,241


UWC Atlantic is the founding College of the UWC global education movement. Its home is the beautiful 12th Century St Donat’s Castle in South Wales, where students from over 90 countries come for two years to live and work together in a dynamic learning landscape.

UWC is a deliberately diverse, mission-driven international college with a strong commitment to the educational principles of Kurt Hahn, its founder, and a passionate belief in the importance of education as a force for good in the world – to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.

Since 1962, UWC has entrusted students with authentic responsibility and guided them to make appropriate choices and to learn from their mistakes. It is through this trust, responsibility and accountability that students learn that they can make a difference (‘You are needed’) and that through effort and engagement they can achieve far more than they ever imagined (‘There is more in you than you think’).

UWC empowers bridge-builders, systems changers and compassionate global citizens through the delivery of a pioneering and distinctive IB (International Baccalaureate) educational model.

UWC’s student body is hugely diverse (from around 90 countries every year) based on its ability to reach out across the globe to attract and encourage new students from vastly differing political, religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. These inspirational young people, the next generation of leaders, are drawn from among the most marginalized groups of today’s world and the most privileged. Students are selected on their promise and potential to create impact in the fields of sustainability, social justice and peace. The College offers one of the most comprehensive scholarship program available at per-University level, with 50% of students receiving some form of financial support.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and forward-thinking international College that combines a distinctive vision with a global reputation for educational innovation and a unique, world class education.  We are keen to build on the strong record of success of our current team and require a solutions focused individual to set and guide the strategy for all communications ensuring consistency in theme and relevance of content.

With in-depth knowledge of proactive and reactive media relations techniques, combined with extensive knowledge in communications and marketing strategies and tactics,  you will set and guide delivery in support of the College strategy for all communications and engagement with stakeholders, internal and external, ensuring quality, consistency of themes and relevance of content.

You will create and execute an integrated communications, marketing and engagement plan ensuring that the UWC brand, brand values, and key messages are clearly and consistently communicated through the College’s website, annual reports, social media platforms, print, and other media, including fundraising communications.

Your excellent interpersonal skills mean that you can quickly build and maintain credibility and ensure engagement with a wide range of audiences, including students, leadership team, colleagues, alumni, supporters and “thought leaders”.  In addition, you will be comfortable and confident in dealing with challenging and sometimes contentious issues.

Truly entrepreneurial, highly motivated and driven, you have the social and emotional intelligence to show sensitivity and good judgement when engaging with key stakeholders.

Your knowledge and appreciation of UWC Atlantic and the UWC movement ideals and ethos mean that you are able to successfully articulate these to a wide range of audiences.

Completed application forms should be emailed to:

Closing date for receipt of applications:  Sunday 11 September 2022 at Midnight (BST)

The interview process will begin on:  Thursday 22 September 2022

As part of the ‘Supporting Information’ section of your application, as well as addressing the Person Specification, please also address the following two prompts:

1.           UWC Atlantic values diversity as a source of strength.  How would you contribute to the diversity of UWC Atlantic?

2.           Please give an example of a time when you recognised that the systems or structures in place exacerbated inequalities.   What did you do?  What changes did you make? What did you learn from the situation?

Please note that the only method of application we accept is a completed UWCA Application form – we do not accept CV’s.

UWC Atlantic is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Registered Charity Number: 525761

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