Communications and Events Officer

London (GB)
12 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
07 May 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university

Department of Sociology

Communications and Events Officer

Salary from £28,241 to £32,689 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £35,170 pa inclusive

This is a fixed term appointment for three years

The Sociology Department is ranked second in Europe and fourth in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2016. We deliver excellent degree programmes to highly qualified students. We have an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and professional Communications and Events Officer to undertake primary responsibility for day-to-day communications and digital engagement across the department. The department’s website, twitter and Blog will be crucial in this regard.

The post holder will be encouraged to break new ground in communications and digital engagement, including the imaginative use of text, image and multimedia, public events, event amplification and the dissemination through social media. The post holder will develop and maintain other departmental promotional and communications channels, such as marketing materials and social media channels.

The post holder will also take the lead role in planning and organising the department’s public and internal events programme and seminar series. They will also be responsible for establishing and sustaining contact with student alumni groups. Attending events where required to provide on-going support.

The post holder will act as the first point of contact within the department for the above areas and will be expected to take a proactive approach to monitoring the latest web and social media technologies in order to keep the Sociology department’s communications relevant and up to date.

You should be educated to degree level (or equivalent) and have demonstrable administrative experience, and experience of managing events. You should have excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office and Outlook and working knowledge of social media tools. Experience of working in a higher education environment and of using non-standard software for specific purposes or a demonstrable ability to learn the use of new software easily is desirable.

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

For further information about the post, please see the job description, the person specification and How to Apply document.

To apply for this post, please go to If you have any queries about applying on the online system, or require an alternative format for the application, please call 020 7852 3794 or email

The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 7th May 2017 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.