Media job: Senior communications officer, Glasgow Caledonian University

CLOSING DATE: June 7, 2018

Job title: Senior communications officer
Department: Communications and Public Affairs
Grade: 6
Salary scale: £32,548 – £37,706 per annum
Contract: Full-time/open-ended
Closing date: 7 June 2018

Interviews for this opportunity will take place on Wednesday 20 June 2018 and a work-based practical test will form part of the selection process

GLASGOW Caledonian University is a vibrant multi-cultural, modern university in the centre of Glasgow and is placed amongst the top 150 modern universities in the world (THE, 2017).

Our welcoming community of 20,000 students from more than 100 countries enjoy a wide range of award-winning support services and state of the art facilities across each of our campuses in Glasgow, London and New York. Our university mission, commitment to the Common Good and core values of integrity, creativity, responsibility and confidence are integral to everything we do and how we deliver our mission.

This is your chance to join us as a senior communications officer.

This is one of the pioneering new generation communications offices which have more in common with media news rooms than traditional press offices. Within the context of the university’s values and objectives, the team identifies real news lines and strong images which the media regularly find of interest. Members of the team regularly have the rewarding experience of seeing their work appear in a multitude of outlets in Scotland and around the world.

The post is mainly focused on the university’s dynamic School of Health and Life Science, which is a treasure trove of potential news stories. The role also offers ample scope to secure invitations for academics to comment on live issues in the media. The School is committed to excellence in teaching, research and knowledge transfer across the disciplines of health, nursing and social care, biological and biomedical sciences, psychology and vision sciences. Previous experience of working as a media professional in one or more of these fields is desirable but not essential.

The role will suit a story hunter with a proven track record in producing engaging communications for traditional and digital channels. The successful candidate is likely to be a well-respected, experienced journalist in mainstream media who ideally also has experience as a communications officer.

If before application you would like to have an informal discussion on the phone with Seonag MacKinnon, director of Communications and Public Affairs please email to arrange a time.

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality and diversity, as well as our values in everything that we do. As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.

Applicants must have the continued right to live and work in the United Kingdom to apply for this vacancy.

Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).

To apply for this role, please visit:

Contact: Joanne Deans
Phone: 01413318890