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Officer, Communications
Officer, Communications
Officer, CommunicationsJob Description

BRITISH UNIVERSITY VIETNAM (BUV)

British University Vietnam (BUV) is the first and only international university in Vietnam to directly award British degrees from the prestigious University of London and Staffordshire University. BUV is rated a 5-star university of excellence by the world recognised QS accreditor, and is also recognised with a University-wide accreditation from the UK’s Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).

BUV has three main brand drivers:

  • Offering accredited British and international higher education and training in Vietnam.
  • Providing 5-star university campuses, learning spaces, and services.
  • Including a compulsory personal and social growth program that prepares students for the future of life and work.

Established in 2009, BUV provides teaching for undergraduate and graduate programmes. Employability rates for students are exceptionally high with 100% of graduates from BUV either employed or continuing higher education within 3 months after graduation.

With a wide network of more than 300 enterprise partners in various fields, and 12-week internship programmes, BUV helps students gain professional knowledge and practical skills to meet employers’ requirements as well as be ready to develop their careers immediately after graduation.

Students study at BUV’s award winning campus in the Ecopark township near Hanoi. With its state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities and an iconic design, BUV is recognised as one of the best educational environments in South East Asia.

POSITION PURPOSE

The Officer, Communications is responsible for implementing strategic communications and maintaining positive relationships with various stakeholders to enhance the university’s reputation and visibility both externally and internally. You will effectively convey key messages by excelling in crafting compelling narratives & strategic content, managing media channels, and organising impactful events. Your adeptness at prioritising tasks and monitoring PR effectiveness ensures alignment with organizational goals and contributes significantly to the institution’s success.  

You will be collaborating with Team Leader, PR & Communications Manager and university-wide colleagues, students, PR agencies and other relevant stakeholders in the planning, production, and execution of PR campaigns. 

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Public Relations: 

  • Strategic Content Writing and Editing: Create extra high-quality content for Vietnamese-language documents, articles, press releases, and other PR materials, tailored to the objectives and audience of each campaign; 
  • Support implementing PR strategies to enhance the university’s image, and maintain positive media relationships by providing accurate and engaging information about the university’s activities; 
  • Event Management: Organize and execute communication and PR events such as press conferences, commemorations, and other communication activities to enhance awareness of the university;
  • Monitoring and Measurement: Monitor the effectiveness of PR campaigns and propose improvement measures based on feedback and data; 
  • Work closely with PR agencies to ensure that project timelines are met and deliverables align with the university’s communication goals.  

Other External & Internal Communications:  

  • Coordinate with other departments to ensure alignment and consistency in external communication efforts; 
  • Support developing guidelines or protocols to standardise messaging and branding across all departments;  
  • Support implementing internal communication materials; 
  • Other ad-hoc assigned tasks by the line manager.  

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS 

COMPETENCIES (knowledge, skills, and abilities) 

Essential  

  • Having a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications and related majors;  
  • PR & Communications experience (3 – 4 years) is highly appreciated, preferably within a complex, fast-moving organization; especially experience in journalism with similar skill sets and approaches can be a preferable attribute; 
  • Proficiency in English, combined with a strategic mindset in public relations.  

Key Skills:  

  • Effective communication: to actively listen and strengthen the quality of interpersonal communication in various settings; 
  • Teamwork & Collaboration: to work effectively with others to accomplish team goals and objectives; 
  • Planning & Organising: to effectively plan, organise, prioritise, and manage time, budget & resources and day-to-day demands with attention to details and outcomes with minimal supervision; 
  • Problem Solving: to analyse situations and evaluate alternative solutions; 
  • Experience in education is an asset; 
  • Can-do attitude, proactive and solution-oriented at all times.  

Desirable  

  • Attentivity, patience, perseverance, readiness toward learning, and a sense of responsibility; 
  • Ability to sense a bigger picture behind every story and be able to help translate it to relevant and engaging content for multi-stakeholders.  

COMPETENCIES (behavioural) 

Essential 

  • Skill – Work organising and time management skills 
  • Skill – Good at working in a team and independently 
  • Attitude – Detail-oriented, attentive 
  • Attitude – Can-do attitude, proactive 

Desirable 

  • Skill – Effective communication skills 
  • Skill – Explanatory presenting skills 
  • Attitude – Perseverant 
  • Attitude – Integrity 
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BENEFITS

  • Highly competitive salary package (plus benefits) for Vietnamese and expatriate candidates depending on qualifications/experience;
  • 13th month Tet bonus (Vietnamese candidates);
  • Annual cost of living adjustment;
  • Annual salary increases and bonuses based on performance;
  • Recognition & awards programmes;
  • 20 days annual leave, plus Xmas closure, public holidays and 5 days paid sick leave;
  • Healthcare plan (Private accident, medical, and dental insurance, including annual health checks);
  • Education support for staff, spouse and children;
  • Relocation allowance to cover visa/flights/initial days accommodation
  • Support and assistance in work permit and visa application together with relocation to and settling into living and working in Vietnam;
  • Transportation support;
  • Business travel insurance;
  • Flexible working arrangements;
  • Various staff events throughout the year (outings, year-end party, sports activities and other events);
  • Onsite fitness and sports centre;
  • Opportunity to work within a professional and multicultural environment.
Officer, CommunicationsApplication

Interested candidates should prepare an up-to-date CV and application letter indicating for which position you are applying. Please then select SUBMIT YOUR CV button on our JOBS AT BUV webpage or email to hr@buv.edu.vn. We will invite short-listed candidates for interviews. Recruitment will remain open until the position is filled.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AND DIGNITY AT WORK POLICY

All staff are expected to understand and enact the University’s commitment to ensuring equality and diversity in all activities. This commitment is enshrined in the BUV mission statement and our core values.

Every member of staff has a responsibility to ensure colleagues are treated with dignity and respect. The University is committed to creating a work environment for all staff that is free from harassment, intimidation and any other forms of bullying at work, where everyone is treated with dignity, respect and professional courtesy.

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Contact details

  • Contact Name: Human Resources Department
  • Method of contact: Email or post
  • Address: Ecopark township, Van Giang, Hung Yen
  • Email: hr@buv.edu.vn
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