• Location: Newport,
  • Subject:
  • Hours: Full time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £65,000.00 - £70,000.00
  • Language: Welsh

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Director of Marketing and Communications

Director of Marketing and Communications

Coleg Gwent
Director of Marketing and Communications
Job description
37 hours per week

We have an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful colleges in Wales.

At Coleg Gwent, our mission is simple: to CHANGE LIVES THROUGH LEARNING. We are one of the top performing colleges in Wales and we have high aspirations for our students, for our staff and for the communities we serve.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced and talented Director of Marketing and Communications who can demonstrate proven success in leading and inspiring teams to deliver ambitious targets.

To be successful in this role, you will need to demonstrate a positive, friendly and forward-thinking style that is collaborative and motivating in nature. As one of our key senior managers, you will provide excellent leadership to staff, with a proven track record in effective team management and an ability to inspire and motivate. You will be passionate about providing an outstanding service to customers and will possess the energy and drive required to achieve our ambitious student recruitment targets. Your excellent communication skills will enable you to manage the reputation of the college with all key stakeholders. Your collaborative approach and knowledge and expertise of effective internal communications will drive excellent learner and staff engagement and pride in the College as a workplace and a place to study. You will be able to demonstrate effective and influential people skills, together with excellent planning and organisation skills. Excellent digital skills and aptitude are important in this dynamic role.

The ability to use the Welsh language at basic level (or willingness to undertake training) is desirable

Applications may be submitted in Welsh and will not be treated less favourably than applications submitted in English.

The College is committed to safeguarding, ensuring the safety and welfare of children and young people. Employment is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please note that successful candidates will be expected to pay for the Enhanced Disclosure.

We are committed to providing a working environment which embraces diversity and which promotes equality of opportunity. This is underpinned by the Equality Act 2010 and will be adhered to at each stage of the recruitment process.

Our goal is to ensure these commitments are also embedded in our day-to-day working practices with our learners, colleagues, and partners.

We know the most successful teams are the most diverse teams. Equality, diversity, and inclusion provide the very foundation to our culture at Coleg Gwent. We want every individual to feel confident, proud, and able to bring their whole selves to work.

We are committed to being an anti-racist organisation and increasing diversity in the College by removing barriers and supporting all our staff to reach their potential. To ensure an improved representation in our workforce, applications are particularly welcome from minority groups including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, Females, LGBTQ+, non-binary and people with disabilities. Together we continue to build a workplace that not only celebrates the diverse voices of our colleagues but also represents the communities we serve.

We welcome applications from candidates who speak languages other than English and everyone regardless of age, marriage and civil partnership (both same sex and opposite sex), impairment or health condition, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, gender identity or gender expression in line with our Equality Opportunities policy. All campuses are accessible and facilities such as prayer rooms are available.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and affiliates of the Black Leadership Group. Key to supporting this work and providing peer support are 6 Board sponsored Staff Networks (Enabled, Men’s Alliance, Women Together, Cynefin, LGBTQ+ and Race Alliance).

What brings us together?

We are committed to building a culture of inclusion that empowers our people to thrive and fosters a sense of belonging.

To support the College in being a respectful community we have an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) steering group. Hear our ED&I Champions talk about why they are so passionate about equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Your wellbeing matters.

Your wellbeing is important to us. We want to ensure you are able to make the most of the opportunities and reach your full potential. From a programme of wellbeing activities throughout the year underpinned by the Headspace app for all staff which has a diverse selection of meditations that aim to fulfil both beginners and long-time meditators needs and preferences to Partners who are trained mental health champions, to subsidised gym access, we’re determined to create an environment that supports everyone’s mental and physical health.

Closing Date: 22/11/23

Interview Date: 04/12/23