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Events and External Relations Officer

Salary range: £27,924 to £30,497 per annum pro-rata.
Part Time

Marketing, Recruitment, Admissions and Communications

Part-time: 0.7fte (25.9 hours per week). Salary range: 27,924 to 30,497 per annum pro-rata, 19,546 to 21,347 per annum.

We are a successful, modern university with clear values and a long history in Higher Education. We offer quality education and an excellent student learning experience in a beautiful region of the South Coast of England. We are a top 25 UK University (The Guardian University Guide 2022) and top 25 for NSS student satisfaction.

With exceptional organisational skills and experience of working within events management, the Events and External Relations Officer will oversee and co-ordinate the University’s high profile internal and external corporate events relating to Graduation, Inaugural Lectures, Concerts, Alumni Reunions, Carol Services and other events as assigned. The role holder will also assist with the delivery of the major recruitment events, including Open Days and Applicant events.

The post holder will also develop and manage the University’s Alumni Strategy, including the production of effective and inspiring alumni communications such as newsletters, brochures and web-based activity and coordinate engagement and build relationships with key external partners, requiring excellent interpersonal strong written communication skills.

The role will involve attending out of office hours events and functions including working evenings and/or weekends, for which compensating time off will be provided.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Mark Barlow, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer via email at

The University of Chichester embraces all forms of diversity and aspires to be a fully inclusive and representative employer and so we encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people.

Closing Date: Sunday 5th December (midnight) Interview Date: To be confirmed

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