BDC Communications and Engagement Assistant

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Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol (GB)
19 Jun 2017
End of advertisement period
02 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

BDC Communications and Engagement Assistant

Job number SUPP103284
Academic Registry
Open ended contract staff
Full time
Salary    £25,298 to £28,543 per annum
Closing date for applications   02-Jul-2017

The Bristol Doctoral College (BDC) ( is looking to recruit a communications and engagement assistant to support a growing team in creating a more connected community of postgraduate researchers at the University of Bristol.
As a competent professional in communications, the role holder will be responsible for the implementation and delivery of the BDC’s communications strategy working with colleagues from across the university.
The successful candidate will be an experienced and effective copy-writer, producing engaging content for both online platforms and print materials. Excellent writing, digital storytelling, problem solving and time management skills are essential. Your social media posts will be lively, informed and influential; and you will be proactive when exploring new communication opportunities. Some experience of web development, creating graphics and editing images is highly desired.
The role holder will also be responsible for supporting the promotion and delivery of the University’s programme of PGR-engagement activities, as part of BDC’s aim of fostering PGR communities, enhancing internal PGR stakeholder relations, and contributing to wider BDC aims to build relationships with external stakeholders. These activities primarily include: an inauguration event for new PGRs; an annual festival of postgraduate research; and focus groups with PGRs throughout the year.
Interpersonal communication skills are pivotal to this role as the role holder will work closely with a diverse range of teams and divisions across the University including: colleagues in the Academic Registry; University faculty teams; key contacts in the Careers Service; the Student Recruitment and Admissions team; print services; and key contacts in the External Relations division. External contacts include Vitae, the GW4 Alliance and design agencies.
Ideally, successful applicants will have experience working in a creative environment, ideally in a communications role, and have a genuine interest in supporting and building engagement with research students to enhance their experience. The role holder will report to the Bristol Doctoral College Communications and Engagement Officer.
For more information please contact Dr Paul Spencer, PGR Environment Development Manager,, 0117 331 7733.
The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture. 
We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.