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University & Student Marketing Executive - Undergraduate of the Year Awards - 6 month Fixed Term Contract

6 month Fixed Term Contract – September 2019 – February 2020

We currently have a vacancy for a 6 month fixed term contract for a graduate calibre individual to join the Undergraduate of the Year Awards team at GTI Media, in Wallingford, Oxfordshire. The role is to promote the Undergraduate of the Year competition to both students and universities. The key function of the role is to deliver a high volume of student entries (5,000) and competition completions from the target universities

The role - duties and responsibilities

  • Attract students to enter the competition via personal contact with key influencers (departments, Careers Service, student societies and student unions)
  • Promote the competition via various ‘on campus’ media and social networking sites across UK campuses
  • Attend off site careers events to promote the competition
  • Co-ordinate online and paper production of promotional material, and distribute to university and student contacts to increase online applications
  • Research of student societies, and other resources to maximise applicants
  • Update and maintain contact databases
  • Checking award e-mail inbox and replying to enquiries

Person specification

  • Must be comfortable in making high volumes of telephone calls to a database of contacts
  • Computer literate: experience of using email, internet and MS Office packages (Outlook, Excel and Word)
  • Excellent verbal (phone & face to face) and written communication
  • Knowledge of using and administrating social networking sites
  • Organised and able to adhere to deadlines
  • Ability to communicate with both university staff and students
  • Team work skills
  • Attention to detail (accuracy & efficiency)
  • Self motivated and displays initiative
  • Confident, flexible and adaptable
  • Full, clean driving licence would be an advantage

Other information

  • Temporary role – 2nd September 2019 – 28th February 2020
  • Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.30pm – an hour break for lunch, 37.5 hours per week, but hours necessary to deliver events portfolio
  • Salary - circa £20k per annum pro rata for contract period
  • 25 days holiday per annum pro rata plus bank holidays

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