Job Details

  • Reference number: E21403
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: April 12th

Background to Position

The Communications & Marketing Department (CMD) is looking for a Brand & Stakeholder Relations Administrator to provide administrative support on a full-time, two-year contract basis to support the Marketing and Stakeholder Relations unit through brand communications and stakeholder management initiatives. 

Job Description

  • Supporting the team with developing and implementing appropriate, brand positioning and communication campaigns / projects for the university.
  • Facilitating the production of promotional designs and writing copy for communications material; ensuring brand and style guide consistency throughout.
  • Supporting the unit in ensuring that all corporate merchandise, brand collateral and promotional materials are sourced and/or produced timeously for intended stakeholders; ensuring they align to UCT’s brand architecture and corporate identity guidelines.
  • Supporting the team with the benchmarking, monitoring, gathering insights and data analysing of all brand communications and stakeholder relations initiatives.
  • Benchmark data and gather competitor insights of Higher Education and comparable institutions / organisations; and providing insight reports thereof.
  • Submission of suitable insights to assist in project planning marketing campaigns that elevate UCT in the marketplace.
  • Supporting the team with administrative tasks
  • Assisting with collation and submission of accurate finance-related documents for processing in a timeous manner.
  • Regular updating of the Customer Relations Management system (CRM) with stakeholder data and insights. 

Inherent Criteria

  • Minimum NQF 5 qualification in Marketing, PR, Advertising, Business Administration, Media Studies, Promotions, or equivalent relevant qualification.
  • Minimum 3 years’ relevant experience in marketing, brand management, advertising, or digital marketing.
  • An understanding of data analysis through relevant systems (e.g., Google Analytics, Data Studio etc.), and Digital Marketing certification (via Google Academy or similar) and understanding of CRM functionality (give an example here).
  • Excellent knowledge of Integrated Marketing Communications, stakeholder analyses, project planning and implementation.
  • 3-year diploma in Marketing, PR, Communications, Business Administration.
  • Experience in working in a similar environment or in a marketing, research, or online advertising agency would be advantageous.
  • A good understanding of the Higher Education environment specifically as it relates to Branding & Stakeholder Communications
  • Membership with MASA or PRISA
  • The annual remuneration package, including benefits, is between R339 870 and R399 846. 

Application Requirement

    • To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to
    • UCT Application Form (download at
    • Motivation letter,
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV) of no more than 3 pages, and
    • Work portfolio which supports the requirements of the post. This is to include a screen-grab of an example of data analyses or CRM functionality.
    • Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line.
    • An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete and will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and may be required to undergo an assessment.
    • Telephone: 021 650 1673 Website: Reference number: E21403 Closing date: 23 April 2021

      “UCT is a designated employer and is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets in accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets. Preference will be given to candidates from the under-represented designated groups. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at

      UCT reserves the right not to appoint. 

      About University of Cape Town

      The University of Cape Town (UCT) is South Africa's oldest university, and is one of Africa's leading teaching and research institutions. UCT was founded in 1829 as the South African College, a high school for boys. The College had a small tertiary-education facility that grew substantially after 1880, when the discovery of gold and diamonds in the north – and the resulting demand for skills in mining – gave it the financial boost it needed to grow. The College developed into a fully fledged university during the period 1880 to 1900, thanks to increased funding from private sources and the government.