Campaigns and Communications Manager

Campaigns and Communications Manager

About the Role

The Campaigns and Communications Manager will combine their strong copywriting skills, passion for storytelling and excellent project management skills to promote Hartpury across a range of channels.

You will plan and deliver effective student recruitment conversion campaigns, nurturing prospective students through the student journey from offer-holder to enrolment. A significant part of the role will involve writing engaging copy and creating tailored content for a variety of different audiences and for use across digital platforms, campaigns and print.

In addition, you will take ownership of the production of Hartpury’s flagship student recruitment publications. This will include researching, copywriting/editing and project managing the three prospectuses.


As Campaigns and Communications Manager, you will also provide guidance and support to the Press Officer, ensuring content is aligned to student recruitment priorities, raises brand profile and integrated across marketing channels.


About You


  • A passion for copywriting and content creation and an eye for detail with experience in a similar role ideally gained in the further or higher education sector.


  • Excellent team and stakeholder management skills, and experience managing complex projects in line with deadlines and budgets.


  • A strong proven communicator with the ability to think both strategically and creatively.


We offer a fantastic package of staff benefits including:


  • Hybrid working arrangements with blended approach of office and home working
  • 25 days annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays rising to 30 days with length of service
  • Wellbeing support including our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Generous pension scheme (LGPS)/(TPS)
  • Employee Discounts Scheme
  • Onsite fitness facilities
  • Support for continuous professional development
  • Flexible working opportunities available
  • Enhanced maternity, adoption and paternity leave


About Us


Hartpury University and Hartpury College are among the UK’s leading specialist education providers in agriculture, animal, equine, sport and veterinary nursing. Located in Gloucestershire, Hartpury University and Hartpury College sit side-by-side on a beautiful 360-hectare campus. We provide world-class facilities to more than 4,500 university and college-level students studying undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, A-levels and diplomas, as well as undertaking industry research. The University is rated top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023) and has 97% graduate employability, whilst the College is rated Ofsted Outstanding in all areas.  A passionate and innovative business culture and exceptional support networks make Hartpury an ideal career choice.


Hartpury is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves. We particularly welcome applicants that we are underrepresented in, including those from ethnically diverse backgrounds, LGBTQI+ communities, and those living with disabilities. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion we offer a range of inclusive policies, flexible working arrangements and a multi-faith space to support staff from different backgrounds. To find out more about our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity, please click here.



We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.  All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks. 


Click the button below to apply online or telephone (01452) 702135 to request documents by post. 


Click here to view the full Job Description and Person Specification


The closing date for receipt of applications is 28 September 2023

Interviews will be held on 9 October 2023



We reserve the right to close this vacancy before the specified closing date should we receive sufficient applications or in order to respond to business needs. In order to avoid missing an opportunity to apply please submit your application as early as possible.


Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK.


We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the adverts should we receive a sufficient level of interest!