Marketing Business Partner - #59543

University of Suffolk

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Ipswich
Salary: £36,024 - £40,521 per year
Contract type: Full time

1 Year Fixed term contract, maternity cover, full time, 37 hours per week

Band 5 - £36,024 to £40,521 per annum

About the Post

The Directorate of Marketing, Communications and International is recruiting a Marketing Business Partner, to work collaboratively with academic Schools and internal business units across the University to support our aims for growth in student numbers.

You will build trusting relationships with your School/business units and will work with them to develop and deliver their marketing plans, and will bring the insights from your knowledge of your School/business unit back to the Directorate to support the University’s marketing and recruitment activity.

About the Team

This post will join a team comprising of four Marketing Business Partners in total.

About You

You should be evidence-based in your approach and be willing to work creatively and collaboratively to solve problems, and you should be able to make decisions that align with the University’s brand and the institutional marketing and communications strategy.

You should be passionate about Higher Education and keen to support the University in our aim to have a community of 10,000 students on the Ipswich campus by 2030. You must be able to build excellent working relationships with experience of working collaboratively, and should have experience of developing and delivering marketing strategies and activity. You should be able to manage a busy workload, with excellent time management, planning and prioritisation skills. You must be evidence-based in your approach to marketing, and an excellent communicator.


  • Generous annual leave entitlement of 25 days for Bands 1-4 and 30 days for Bands 5 and above, plus 8 bank holidays and any university closure days.
  • Agile and flexible working, including family friendly policies.
  • We offer a competitive pension scheme through USS.
  • Staff discounts at a number of local amenities.
  • Discounted membership at various Ipswich Fit sites: unlimited access to gyms, swimming lanes, fitness classes and discounted racket sports.
  • We offer up to a 100% fee waiver for staff approved to study a UoS undergraduate or postgraduate course, subject to a set of criteria and conditions.
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Electric vehicle salary sacrifice.
  • Wellbeing programmes.
  • Staff recognition annual awards.

Closing Date: Friday 26 April 2024

Interview Date: Tuesday 14 May 2024

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact: Simon Smith and email address [email protected]

We are a values driven organisation, committed to ensuring we remain a beacon for aspiration and achievement, while providing a great environment to work and study. We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community and we encourage applications from under-represented groups.

We believe sustainability is fundamental to our culture and our business as usual working practice, and are commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), whilst actively addressing resource usage and climate and biodiversity degradation. We are seeking passionate individuals who share this commitment, aligning with our strategic initiatives and procedures to drive positive change and contribute to a more sustainable future.

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