Communications Manager - MARCH and ENAP

London (GB)
£33,567 - £37,286 per annum
08 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
08 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Communications Manager - MARCH and ENAP

Faculty of Epidemiology & Population Health

Salary:   £33,567 to £38,533 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:   Thursday 05 October 2017
Interview Date:   To be confirmed 
Reference:  EPH-IDE-65

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health, with 3,900 students and more than 1,000 staff working in over 100 countries. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice. 

We are seeking to appoint a Communications Manager for the Every Newborn Action Plan research work, and the MARCH Centre (Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive and Child Health). MARCH involves over 200 academics working on research through the life cycle for women’s and children’s health. The Centre is organised by three teams: Adolescents, Births and Children, including all disciplines from epidemiology to epigenetics, and anthropology to implementation research. There are approximately 90 research studies within the MARCH portfolio, including a number of multi-country, large-scale evaluations. The Centre is led by Professor Joy Lawn (Director). As well as high impact research and high profile policy linkage and dissemination, there is a strong focus on capacity and leadership development, especially in Africa. 

The Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) was launched in June 2014 and provides a roadmap for reduction of the world’s 5.3 million newborn deaths and stillbirths, closely linked to maternal mortality reduction. LSHTM (Professor Joy Lawn) co-chairs the ENAP Metrics group with the World Health Organization, having a specific remit to coordinate improvement of newborn measurement for use around the world. An important aspect of the LSHTM work with ENAP is to engage with United Nations agencies, other development partners and colleagues in countries to communicate progress with this research and link with relevant conferences and publications.

The post-holder will provide high quality communications and administrative support to the Director and the relevant teams. They will also be expected to build effective working relationships within the teams, with colleagues and students in the School and with external partners. The successful candidate will be expected to take informed operational decisions and actively identify opportunities for communications.

The successful candidate must be educated to degree level and have relevant experience in developing and implementing communications strategies, managing events, and social media. In addition, the post holder will be able to demonstrate excellent organisational and administration skills, along with adaptability, openness to change and personal motivation in all aspects of their work. Further particulars are included in the attached job description.

The post is full-time and is available immediately and the contract duration will be one year initially with a possible extension.  The appointment will be made at the School’s Professional Support Pathway Salary Scale Grade 5 £33,567 - £37,286 per annum. The post will be subject to the School’s terms and conditions of service. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year for full-time staff. In addition to this there are 6 fixed-date "Director's Days". Membership of a pension scheme is available.

Applications should be made on-line via our website The reference for this post is EPH-IDE-65. Applications should include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Interviews will be offered to a short list of candidates and held at LSHTM, Keppel St London. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

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