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Research Advocacy Campaign Strategist

External Relations

Location:  University Park
Salary:  £44,263 to £56,021 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Sunday 15 October 2023
Reference:  REG408123

The University of Nottingham is looking for a Campaign Strategist for its Research Advocacy programme – a new role, in a new team.

The University of Nottingham is one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities, ranking seventh for research power in the 2021 Research Evaluation Framework. A new Research Advocacy team has been established to build upon this success and strengthen the way we advocate for our research funding and reputational priorities. The Research Advocacy team will design and implement advocacy campaigns to promote key research clusters among targeted external stakeholders, including business and government leaders.

As the Campaign Strategist for the Research Advocacy team, you will play a leadership role in designing and implementing these campaigns. You will work collaboratively with academic and professional staff across the university to implement multi-channel communications strategies, host in-person and online events for targeted audiences, and develop strong relationships with cross-sector external stakeholders. You will also contribute to the development of an innovative new model for research promotion within the UK Higher Education sector, defining and monitoring KPIs and shaping a series of campaigns to deliver impressive results.

You will be a strategic and systematic thinker, with experience running similar campaigns in the public policy, marketing, and/or higher education sectors. You will be comfortable working with researchers from across all disciplines, and will think creatively about how to engage various stakeholders with research through targeted communications, events, and other activities. You will also be a great networker and alliance builder, managing virtual project teams made up of partners across the University to achieve shared goals.

The post will report to the Head of Research Advocacy, John Coggin.

This position is offered on a permanent basis. Hours are full time (36.25 hours per week). Job share arrangements may be considered.

At the University of Nottingham, we aim to give you all the support you need to nurture your talent, develop and reach your professional and personal career goals. We are committed to providing competitive employment packages whilst supporting the well-being of our staff to help them reach their full potential. As a university employee, you will have access to a range of benefits and rewards, including fitness and health facilities, staff discounts and travel schemes, along with a generous holiday allowance and attractive pension scheme.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to John Coggin at Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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