Social Media Coordinator

ARU is ranked in the world’s top 350 institutions in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and are a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. Their research institutes and four faculties bridge scientific, technical and creative fields. They deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a real difference to our communities. ARU's academic excellence has been recognised by the UK’s Higher Education funding bodies, with 16 of the research areas assessed as world-leading. In 2021, they were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for world-leading music therapy work.

Social Media Coordinator

Cambridge campus


Full time, 35 hours per week


ARU Students’ Union are seeking an enthusiastic and creative social media coordinator to join our team. As our social media coordinator, you will be responsible for managing and executing all social media activities across various platforms to engage with our target audience and promote our offerings. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the growth and success of our organisation through strategic social media planning and execution. Please note this position will be based in our Cambridge office but travel between our other sites in London, Chelmsford and Peterborough will be required.


What you will be doing

  • Develop and implement social media strategies to increase engagement and audience growth.
  • Manage all social media platforms including Facebook, X, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok.
  • Create and publish engaging content, for all four campuses, that resonates with our target audience.
  • Monitor and respond to comments and messages across all social media platforms.
  • Analyse social media performance using analytics tools, develop reports to evaluate the effectiveness of campaigns and suggest improvements for further growth and engagement.
  • Stay up to date with the latest social media trends, algorithms, and best practices to ensure our content remains relevant and engaging.
  • Attend key events, across all four campuses, to capture live social media content.
  • Support the Officer Team with the growth of their social media platforms and the day-to-day enquiries they receive.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to develop and execute social media campaigns that align with their project and event goals.


What we’re looking for

  • Proven experience as a social media coordinator or in a similar role.
  • Excellent knowledge of social media platforms, algorithms, and best practices.
  • Strong writing and editing skills with the ability to create engaging content.
  • Proficient in using social media management tools and analytics platforms.
  • Experience in creating and editing videos and images for social media.
  • Ability to manage multiple social media accounts and handle a high volume of content.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret data and make data-driven decisions.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration abilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of people from different teams, all of which have varying requirements.
  • Effective organizational skills with the ability to prioritise work.



Why work for us?

We offer:

  • A generous holiday entitlement 
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • Comprehensive training and development opportunities
  • Discount schemes
  • Flexible working policy
  • Health cash plan


About Anglia Ruskin Students’ Union (ARUSU)

ARUSU represents approximately 28,000 students at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) across campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Peterborough, and London. In addition, we provide a range of services; academic and welfare advice, support to students running societies and volunteering opportunities in and around the campuses. Whilst we play an important student representative role that sometimes sees us challenge the University, we work closely with them and support areas of delivery within their strategy.


We are committed to equal opportunities in employment - we welcome applications from all sections of the community.


For a full description, please see attached.


The closing date for applications is Sunday 26th November at midnight.

Interviews will be held week commencing 4th December in Cambridge.



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