Communications Officer x2, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Deadline: 10pm, Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
Location: London, UK
Interview Date: Wednesday 8th June, 2022
Salary: £35,377 to £40,611 per annum, inclusive
Term: Full-time and fixed term, as it is funded initially for one year with a possibility for extension
We’re looking for two creative and passionate experts to manage communications for a range of research projects at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Based in the central Communications & Engagement team, the post holders will work across different topics.
Day to day work on research projects will be directed by the relevant academic principle investigators for a set number of hours per week. Activities include developing and implementing communications strategies; managing websites; producing and managing social media content; developing policy briefs; producing e-newsletters; writing and designing reports and working closely with the Press Office on media activity.
The appointed candidates will have experience of developing and delivering successful communications strategies, and an understanding of how to engage with a range of audiences including government agencies, NGOs, the international research community, academic staff, postgraduate students, and the wider general public.
The role requires higher education to degree level or equivalent, with substantial relevant experience of working in media and communications within a higher education, global and public health, or science environment.
Excellent organisational skills and the ability to coordinate and prioritise a complex workload are essential. Communications experience or a background in public and global health – as well as an understanding of marginalised and/or discriminated communities, health and government authorities (in the UK or abroad), and/or experience in low and middle-income settings is an advantage, as you will work across a range of projects and areas within these fields.
The post is full-time and fixed term as it is funded initially for one year with a possibility for extension. The salary will be on the Professional Support scale at Grade 5 in the range of £35,377 to £40,611 per annum, (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Wellbeing Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London.
Applications should be made on-line via our website at http://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. Applications should also include the names and email contacts of two referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to email@example.com.
The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable.
Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.
To find out more information or to apply for this role, visit the LSHTM website.