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Investment Communications Manager

Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
May 23, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Investment Communications Manager

Business Area: Corporate Affairs

Place of Work: London

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract

When you join USS, the size and scale of our pension scheme means you will have numerous opportunities to learn and develop your career. Given our size you'll have real autonomy and influence as you collaborate closely with a wide-ranging team of experts.

Our office is a vibrant place to work, and we offer flexibility of office/homeworking due to our hybrid model.

About the role

In your role as Investment Communications Manager, you will make a meaningful and valued contribution from the outset.

This role will provide a great opportunity to produce compelling, engaging narratives tailored to target audiences across a range of channels to promote USS Investment Management's capabilities, approaches, achievements and performance, and protect its standing as a major, responsible sovereign investor.

What you will be doing

As a trusted part of the Corporate Affairs you will be responsible for:
  • Acting as the principal point of contact, internally and externally (including media), for all investment-related communications, including Responsible Investment and Public Affairs
  • Promoting strategic media and stakeholder engagement opportunities to build and enhance relationships with key contacts
  • Leading on internal relationship management to proactively support the delivery of first class communications on investment issues and activities, securing input and sign-off
  • Translating expert investment inputs into compelling easy to understand narratives and content, tailored for different channels and audiences
  • Identifying best practice amongst global asset managers/pension schemes of similar standing and support the evolution of communications activity across the business
  • Developing and deliver a clear, measurable and achievable multi-channel rolling plan of proactive investment-related communications, demonstrably linked to supporting strategic priorities

About you

We know that sometimes people can be put off applying for a job if they don't tick every box, if you're excited about working for us and have most of the skills or experience we're looking for, then please apply, regardless of whether you meet all the requirements outlined in this profile.

To be successful in the role you will have:
  • Experienced in corporate communications across a wide group of internal and external stakeholders
  • Media management experience, including national publications and broadcast
  • Asset management knowledge

Why join us?

How we will reward you
  • Great starting salary
  • Generous annual leave package
  • Access to a high quality pension scheme provided through Universities Superannuation Scheme
  • Supportive people policies (including enhanced occupational sickness pay and family friendly pay)
  • Financial contributions towards your personal development to help you maintain your physical and mental wellbeing
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing services i.e., private healthcare, discounted gym membership
  • Learning and development opportunities to develop your skills, knowledge and talent
  • Employee Volunteer Day's to support the communities where you work and live
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

Our culture and values

Our people are what makes us different. We work together to create a diverse and inclusive culture that embraces individuality, where people are welcomed and feel comfortable in the knowledge that they can be themselves. Our purpose firmly states the importance of members, putting them 'front and centre' of what we do. This is embedded through our values:
  • Integrity
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence

About us

Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) was established in 1974 as the principal pension scheme for universities and higher education institutions in the UK. We work with around 330 employers to help build a secure financial future for more than 528,000 members and their families. We are one of the largest pension schemes in the UK, with total assets of around £75.5bn (at 31 March 2023). To find out more, please visit

The Private Markets Group (PMG) consists of a 70+ person team that oversees c. £25 billion in assets across a fast-growing and diverse portfolio of private equity, infrastructure, private credit and property investments on behalf of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS). By operating as a single team, with individual areas of specialism and expertise, PMG is able to combine its resources through a "OnePMG" approach to investing which allows us to maximise origination, due diligence, transaction execution and asset management by tailoring the right mix of skills.

Capable of deploying capital across the full range of private market investing (direct, joint ventures, partnerships, co-investments and funds), and with in-house asset management and strategy teams complementing our investment function, PMG has developed a strong track record of innovation that is frequently recognised by our peers across equity, credit and property and, as one of the UK's pre-eminent private markets' investors, PMG often partners with many of the largest, most respected global financial institutions.

PMG's portfolio includes ownership of some of the UK's largest and most recognisable private companies including Heathrow Airport and Moto, and, through its holdings, is an established presence in the UK renewables sector. We also hold governance positions through our investments in a range of companies located across the EU, North America and Australia with exposure across different industries and sectors.

Being part of USS Investment Management (USSIM), the in-house manager for the UK's largest pension scheme and serving the needs of USS and its members, PMG takes its role as a responsible investor seriously and is committed to adopting and promoting strong ESG credentials across its investments.

USSIM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to ensure our recruitment process is as flexible and inclusive as possible so we can attract diverse candidates and recruit the best talent. We want all candidates to perform at their best during the recruitment process, so if you need any reasonable adjustments or if there is anything we can do to help support you through your recruitment journey please let us know by contacting

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