Plymouth University is ranked in the top 300 world universities. With a mission to “advance knowledge and transform lives through education and research”, we are distinguished by our ‘off-the-curve’ approach, combining world-class research and teaching with a commitment to widening participation and social inclusion.

We are now seeking to appoint a Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Reporting to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, and a key member and advisor of the University’s Executive Leadership team, the CMO will provide exceptional and inspirational leadership in support of the development and implementation of the University’s ambitious vision and strategic objectives.

Strategist, inspirer and innovator, the post-holder will own our integrated marketing and communications activities, advising on, developing and implementing innovative strategies to enhance the University’s brand and reputation locally, nationally and internationally as a leading Higher Education Institution, and will continue to evolve our differentiated brand position for maximum impact and market share.

The successful candidate will be an experienced marketing executive with a track record of leading and delivering successful change in marketing and communications activity to provide a best-in-class service across large scale and complex environments. Whilst previous experience in higher education is not a prerequisite, candidates will show a demonstrable interest in and passion for the sector and the ability to translate effectively into our context.

We have instructed our executive search partners, Perrett Laver to advise and assist with this selection and appointment. The deadline for applications is midday (BST) on Monday 8th September 2014. Applications should consist of a CV accompanied by a covering letter addressing the criteria in the person specification. These can be uploaded via the website quoting Reference 1499.