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Internal Communications Manager

The Open University
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
£17.83 - £21.27 per hour
Closing date
20 Jan 2022

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Our client, is a public distance Learning and Research University, and one of the biggest universities in the UK for undergraduate education.

They are looking to recruit an Internal Communications Manager to join their Marcomms Team. Starting asap until 31 August 2022, paying between £17.83 - £21.27 per hour, which equates to £34,304 - £40,927 per annum, working a 37 hour working week.

This role can be working from home (equipment will be provided) or hybrid working in the Milton Keynes Campus offices.

As an Internal Communications Manager working in the Strategic Communications and Business Partnering team, you will play a key role in supporting the Marketing and Communications Unit's strategy to increase engagement with our stakeholders at all levels.

You will advise on and deliver communication plans for our strategic projects, which motivate, inspire, inform and engage our colleagues with the University's institutional priorities.

Skills and Experience


  • Experience in delivering multi-channel communication plans to diverse audience groups and the ability to manage a number of different plans in parallel.
  • Demonstrable ability to read others, understand audiences, develop and utilise audience insight.
  • A passion for people and managing projects where there is people impact.
  • Proven track record of delivering to agreed timescales and briefs, particularly in fast moving and changeable situations with adaptability to change approach as required
  • Experience in coming up with creative solutions to clearly explain complex messages to a wide range of audiences

The Open University promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

If you feel this role is on interest, and you are interested in reviewing a full person specification, please apply online or contact either Sophie Holmes or Angela Hoxley on 01908 246715.


TAPFIN, part of ManpowerGroup, are now working with The Open University as their strategic partner for all temporary and contingent requirements across their various locations.

How would you like to help someone change their life?

The Open University is the UK's largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education. Our research underpins the teaching we deliver to some 200,000 students as the UK's largest university. Nearly three quarters (72%) of Open University research was assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent in the UK Research Excellence Framework 2014.

Uniquely we operate within the four nations of the UK, with nation offices in Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh as well as regional offices in England and our head office in Milton Keynes.

All of our roles play a key part in our students' journey. The Open University helps anyone in the UK better themselves, whatever their age, background or circumstances. Dip into our series of Open Diaries and discover what it's like for our students to take that life-changing step that you could be a part of.



Jo Priddey
I started working with the OU as temporary staff through Manpower during the pandemic. I thought the initial training was fantastic and felt well prepared to start working. When I was offered a permanent position it was great that the OU took my personal needs into consideration so that I am able to complete my degree and work 4 days a week.

Charles White
The recruitment process was smooth from start to finish. As an applicant, it was useful to have the selection process made clear to you from the outset. Communication from Manpower was, and remains, good. Excellent candidate care continues to be provided, they are both responsive and proactive.

So far the Open University has been the best job I have ever had, a very relaxed environment, everyone open to helping one another, no pressure and all trainers prioritise the quality of calls rather than the quantity.

Sarah George
Whilst working at the Open University, the support I have received has been outstanding; from colleagues at advisor level, to the senior management team, there is not a question or query that has not been resolved without a swift and appropriate response.

Thecla Chakunte
Working with the Open University has opened me to a lot. There are a lot of trainings to improve your skills and open you to other possibilities. There is room for growth. A lot of it. And did you know you can study for FREE as permanent staff? Wow! There are other juicy perks too.

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