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About this vacancy

As our Communication and Design Coordinator, you will help communicate to University of Plymouth Students’ Union students. This will be done through the design, production and distribution of digital and physical communication materials.  You will also support the implementation of communication and digital plans, advertising and promotional activities.


Post Details

  • Grade 3
  • Full time: Salary £18,886
  • Full-time role
  • 1,665 hours per annum



UPSU employs 65 dedicated and passionate salaried staff, as well as over 200 casual student staff. We are an Investors in People Gold employer, and offer:

  • Over 7 weeks’ paid annual leave (including Bank Holidays and paid Closedown Days) rising to over 8 weeks after 5 years,
  • A popular annualised hours system that works in a very similar way to a flexi-time system
  • Paid lunch breaks
  • Annual increments
  • Access to a good workplace pension scheme
  • One paid day off per year to undertake voluntary work
  • Annual chill-out days and Christmas parties
  • Occupational sick pay, maternity and paternity pay schemes
  • Subsidised membership of our on-campus Sports Centre
  • Read about UPSU's IIP Gold status here



We are seeking applications from candidates who have:

  • Degree level education or equivalent
  • Graphic Design qualification
  • Previous relevant professional design experience
  • Experience of designing for digital and print – and advising on best design and communications practice
  • Experience of working from brief to completion of projects
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite; InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and a comprehensive knowledge of MS packages

Please refer to the full Job Description and Person Specification



To apply, complete both parts of the Application form and email to


Recruitment Timeline

  • Job live: Thursday 17 October 2019
  • Closing date: Monday 11 November 2019 9am
  • Interviews: Wednesday 20 November 2019
  • Start date: Asap thereafter


Equality of Opportunity

UPSU is proudly an accredited Investor in People and is committed to Equality and Diversity. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of any characteristic.