Senior Manager / Manager, Communications and Public Affairs (Public Affairs) (Ref. 19081605-IE)

Job level Senior
Work exp Minimum 10 Years
Education Bachelor Degree
Language Chinese - Cantonese, Chinese - Mandarin, English
Employment type Full Time
Industry Education / Training
Job function Marketing / Public Relations > Management
Marketing / Public Relations > Marketing - Communications
Marketing / Public Relations > Public Relation - Media / Investor Relations
Published On 16/08/2019


Senior Manager / Manager, Communications and Public Affairs (Public Affairs) (Ref. 19081605-IE)


The appointee will be required to play a key role in the Public Affairs team of the Office which takes care of the media and community relations activities for the University. The appointee will be required to:

(a) assist in developing media communications strategies for the University as a whole, and executing media relations activities including media conferences, briefings, interviews and the handling of media enquiries and complaints;

(b) provide advice and support for media relations activities for individual faculties/departments/offices;

(c) keep abreast of important policies and development related to higher education and update the senior management;

(d) build strong and effective relationships with media in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland and overseas;

(e) assist in the management of issues and crisis;

(f) support Senior Management in planning and organising university events and stakeholder engagement activities; and

(g) perform any other duties as assigned by the Director of Office or her delegates.


Applicants should have:

(a) a recognised degree;

(b) at least ten years of solid experience in related areas of work;

(c) an excellent command of both written and spoken English and Chinese, with fluency in Putonghua being an advantage;
(d) the ability to be a good team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
(e) the ability to work in a fast-paced and multi-cultural environment; and

(f) candidates whose first language is English or those who excel in English only are also most welcome.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to sit for a written language proficiency test. Candidates with less experience will be considered for the post of Manager.
Remuneration and Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered. Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application. Initial appointments will be made on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract. Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.


Please send a completed application form to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or by clicking . Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or downloaded from If a separate curriculum vitae is to be provided, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process. The closing date for application is Friday, 30 August 2019. Applicants who are not invited to an interview within two months from the closing date should consider their applications unsuccessful. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

PolyU is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, family status or physical or mental disabilities