Communications Assistant

Imperial College London - Communications and Public Affairs

Are you a compelling communicator with an eye for detail? Do you thrive when working at pace and to tight deadlines? If so, this could be the perfect career opportunity for you.

We are looking for an exceptional Communications Assistant to join the closely-integrated Communications team, which is responsible for corporate communications, media relations, and internal communications. You will play a key role in supporting the Communications team to engage stakeholders in Imperial’s work, and promote and protect the College’s reputation. You will support the communications team to prepare news stories, press releases, and communications materials, write and update web content, maintain institutional communications resources, monitor communications performance and impact, and provide outstanding administrative support.

You will also assist with communications projects across the wider Communications and Public Affairs Division; and help to achieve widespread understanding of the College’s mission, vision, and aims; and assist in building and maintaining the College’s brand, image, and reputation.

You will have experience of working in communications, ideally in a complex organisation, and be used to working independently and as part of team. You’ll have excellent written and editing skills, with outstanding standards of accuracy and consistency, and be able to communicate effectively with a range of audiences. You may have gained experience working in similar roles, such as Communications Assistant, Communications Coordinator, Press Assistant, Press Office Coordinator, Media Relations Assistant, Junior Communications Officer.

Imperial College London’s international reputation for excellence in teaching and research sees us consistently rated in the top 10 universities worldwide. The Communications and Public Affairs division plays a vital role in building and maintaining the College’s brand, image, and reputation, sharing the College’s stories, and creating lasting connections for and with its community.

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Committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer, and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

Further details about the opportunity and application process are on the job section of the ICL website: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/job-applicants/ (select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference HRB201739LT into “Keywords”). Our preferred method of application is online. Please complete and upload relevant application form as directed.

Closing date: 21 August 2017.

Interviews will take place week of 28 August.

Should you have any queries please contact J-P Jones (john-paul.jones@imperial.ac.uk).

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