The University of Wolverhampton

Director of External Engagement

Wolverhampton Campus
External Engagement
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Director of External Engagement


The University of Wolverhampton holds a distinctive place within the Higher Education sector and is one of the most successful modern universities, delivering excellence in teaching and research, widening access and business engagement. As the ‘University of Opportunity’, the University of Wolverhampton is an integral part of economic growth and social change within the West Midlands and beyond.


A strong University brand is crucial to our continuing success, and we are seeking an outstanding Director of External Engagement to raise the University’s profile at a local, national, and international level


Reporting to the University Registrar, you will lead a multi-disciplinary team of professionals across marketing, communications, alumni and development, creative and digital, student recruitment, partnerships, business engagement and lifelong learning and will work collaboratively with senior colleagues in the delivery of innovative, effective, efficient, and professional service.


You will have a key working relationship with the Pro Vice Chancellor International, in relation to delivery of student growth targets.


This is an exciting time to join the University of Wolverhampton as we are embarking on to the next stage in our journey and we are seeking an exceptional strategic communicator and inspiring leader. You will be a qualified marketing professional with proven track record of establishing and growing a brand, designing effective communication strategies, and delivering large-scale marketing campaigns that clearly demonstrate return on investment. Creative and forward-thinking, you will have proven experience of motivating and developing multi-disciplinary teams, managing significant budgets, and leading transformational change including culture, systems, and processes. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to build value-adding relationships with key stakeholders and partners at all levels.


We are interested to hear from candidates with experience in marketing, communications and/or student recruitment within higher education and would also welcome interest from candidates with relevant experience gained within the public sector or industry.


The University of Wolverhampton values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community, we particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or any other minority ethnic background.


For further information on the role and to apply, please visit quoting reference 1889.


The University of Wolverhampton celebrates diversity and recognises that difference brings value to our organisation.

As part of our commitment to ensure the diversity of staff body reflects the diversity of the student and local communities we serve, we particularly welcome applications from candidates of Black, Asian, or Ethnic Minority heritage, and candidates who are Disabled (including people who whilst not self-defining as disabled do encounter challenges due to a society that disables them by lack of inclusivity).

We are proud to have been awarded Disability Confident employer status, included in the Stonewall list of employers and are working towards improving our practices against Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter. We believe in creating an even playing field for all our colleagues, where we can all belong.


Living Wage  Stonewall Diversity Champion  Disability Confident    Athena SWAN Gender Charter BronzeREC Charter Bronze



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