Communications Officer

London (GB)
£33,567 to £38,533 per annum
06 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
19 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Communications Officer


Salary:   £33,567 to £38,533 per annum inclusive
Closing Date:   Sunday 19 November 2017
Interview Date:   Tuesday 12 December 2017 
Reference:  PSS-DIR-27

We’re looking for a creative and passionate expert 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 holder will work across topics including humanitarian crises, trafficking, TB and antimicrobial resistance, as well as contributing to activities led by the central team. Day-to-day work on research projects will be directed by the relevant academic principle investigators for a set number of hours per week, with activities including managing websites, developing policy briefs, producing e-newsletters and writing and designing reports. There will also be a specific number of hours per week spent working on activities in the central team – ranging from event marketing and copywriting for corporate publications, through to producing social media content and data visualisations.

The appointed candidate 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. Excellent organisational skills and ability to coordinate and prioritise a complex workload is essential.

The post is funded for 12 months initially with possible extension. The salary will be on the professional support scale at Grade 5 in the range of £33,567-£38,533 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 “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. 

Applications should be made on-line via our website at 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 Please quote reference PSS-DIR-27.   

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.

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

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