Network and Outreach Officer

Egham, United Kingdom
£29,645 to £32,180 per annum - including London Allowance
Monday, 16 September 2019
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 1 October 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department of Media Arts

Location:      Egham
Salary:      £29,645 to £32,180 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date:      Tuesday 01 October 2019
Interview Date:      Monday 07 October 2019

Full-Time, Fixed Term

Would you like to work at the heart of innovation in creative industries? Are you excited about the possibilities that new storytelling forms and technologies bring? This role may be for you.

We are looking for an organized, personable and enthusiastic network and outreach officer to coordinate our engagement with creative businesses and support our innovation work. This role is a unique opportunity that will place you face to face with some of the UK’s most cutting-edge creative innovators, top industry players, and world-leading researchers. You will gain experience across communications, events, outreach, social media, project management and much more.

StoryFutures Creative Cluster exists to fuel innovation in Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality Artificial Intelligence and all types of immersive and next generation storytelling and is led by Royal Holloway, University of London. It is a partnership between higher education, creative producers, companies (SMEs) and major industry partners such as Pinewood Studios, Imaginarium, The National Gallery, BBC Studios, Sony Interactive Entertainment and Heathrow Airport. Based in one of the UK’s top creative and digital industry areas, it is part of an unprecedented public investment in creative industries Research & Development (R&D) through the Creative Industries Clusters programme.

The post holder will play a key role in linking the StoryFutures with creative SMEs and other industry partners. You will work across our cluster, which spans the region immediately to London’s west: from Beaconsfield in the north, to Guildford in the South to Reading in the West.

There are 3 key aspects to the role: (1) outreach and engagement, (2) communications and events, and (3) co-ordination of our R&D on Demand programme. All three aspects aim to help us grow our network and collaborations between Universities and creative companies. This will involve organizing events, outreach activities through our partners and other creative umbrella organisations in our region, as well as social media and working on our website. Co-ordinating our R&D on Demand programme will see you help SMEs find academic experts across a wide range of disciplines, from media to information security to psychology, management, geography and electronic engineering.

At StoryFutures we work with an agile, start-up mentality and so you will enjoy a truly innovative, and collaborative environment.

All in all, this is an exceptional opportunity for someone with the right skills and attitude to make a difference and support innovation and growth in the UK’s creative industries.

You are likely to have some experience working in the creative, digital or marketing environment, and have strong communications and organisational skills. Experience in a research, innovation or academic environment, or experience of business development, is a bonus, but not a requirement. Ideally you are a strong collaborator and have great digital skills – from data management, to editing online content, to using cloud-based information systems, to social media.

This is a full time 3 year post, available from end October 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter, with strong potential for extension. This post is based in Egham, Surrey on our beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London. An attractive relocation package is available.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Kristina Glushkova at

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit The RHUL Recruitment Team can be contacted with queries by email at: or via telephone on: +44 (0)1784 41 4241.

Please quote the reference: 0919-369

Closing Date: Midnight, 1 October 2019

Interviews: Commence the week of 7 October 2019. (Applicants should download interview instructions from the Royal Holloway recruitment website. Shortlisted candidates will be required to undertake a few skills-based tasks on the day of the interview).

Royal Holloway is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community. Read here about structures and initiatives around equality and diversity, including information on staff diversity networks.

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration and the pro-rata salary will not meet the minimum threshold set by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

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