Communications Manager (Media/External)

London, England, United Kingdom


Communications Manager (Media/External)

Department: Communications

Reporting to: Head of Communications

Type of Contract: Permanent

Working Pattern: Full Time

Location: London, Camden. This is not a remote position and you must have the right to work in the UK.


FutureLearn is transforming access to education and is one of the world’s largest social learning platforms.
Based in London’s Camden Town, we offer online courses, programs and degrees run by over 100 leading universities from around the world including UCL, University of California Berkeley, University of Edinburgh, University of Melbourne, King’s College London, Purdue University and University of Groningen. We also offer online courses from specialist education providers including CIPD, UNESCO and the Raspberry PI foundation.
Our vision is a global community, where everyone learns together and enjoys access to the education they need to transform their lives. Our award-winning platform helps by provoking conversation around the course material, so that learners and educators learn as much from each other as from the material itself.
Since our launch in September 2013, we’ve run hundreds of courses that have attracted over 7.5 million learners from all over the world and we've seen over 19 million enrolments on our open online courses and are now working with our partners to pioneer a more modular and accessible approach to studying full degrees.
We are continuing our expansion as we make this journey from offering short online courses, through micro credentials to full online degrees and working with employers and governments to reduce skills gaps. The pace of this change is reflected in extremely rapid growth of our revenues.


Following a £50m investment in the business, we’ve got a great opportunity for the right person to join the communications team at FutureLearn. This role is purely focused on external relations, primarily media, and will suit someone who loves coming up with great ideas, pitching to media, writing articles and ultimately securing great media coverage. The role also involves line management with one direct reportee upon successfully passing probation.

Do you love to write, always know what’s going on in the news? Are you organised and passionate about getting things done? Do you have experience of running your own account or projects? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

This is a coveted in-house PR role where you’ll work with a highly experienced, ex-agency and in-house communications expert. We welcome candidates with either agency or in-house experience.

Key Responsibilities




To apply, please send us your CV and a one page cover letter, stating your salary expectations.

Recruitment Process;


Deadline to receive CVs - Midnight Wednesday 25th September

Telephone interviews - w/c Monday 30th September

Face to face interviews - w/c 7th October

Please contact [email protected], if you require any reasonable adjustments or alterations to be made, to support you through the recruitment process.

FutureLearn is an equal opportunities organisation who value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination. We are especially keen to encourage applications from people currently under-represented, including those from the LGBT+ community, neurodiverse people, people with disabilities, and those from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background.


We value diversity at FutureLearn, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, neurodiversity, marital or disability status.

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