Media, Events and Outreach Officer

Imperial College London - Grantham Institute, Faculty of Natural Sciences

South Kensington Campus  

Fixed Term: 2 years – full time

We are looking for a dedicated Media, Events and Outreach Officer to deliver a range of communications activities, with a specific focus on delivering the Institute’s events programme, public outreach activities and responses to the media. Reporting to the Communications Manager, the post holder will be an integral part of the Grantham Institute’s communication team.

The post holder will be the primary contact point for the Institute’s media requests and proactively identify opportunities for media engagement to maximise the exposure of climate change and environment-related work at the College. They will be responsible for organising the Institute’s events programme, working closely with the Operations Team. The post holder will also lead the delivery of the Institute’s existing public engagement and outreach activities in relation to climate change and environment.

Educated to degree level, or possessing an equivalent level of vocational experience, you will be able to demonstrate experience of working with science and environment (or similar) media and/or cultural engagement, as well as an interest in climate change and the environment. You will have an in-depth working knowledge of the methods, systems and procedures associated with the delivery of a wide range of communications projects, including media relations, events and outreach. Experience within higher education or working with academics to deliver communications outputs is essential, along with experience of copywriting and editing. You will also need a strong command of the English language and grammar, and the creativity to think of new ideas. You must also have experience of marketing or promoting research activities.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number NS 2017 155 NT into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed.

Should you have any queries about the application process, please contact Ms Gosia Gayer, Institute Administrator: tel: +44 (0) 20 7594 9666, e-mail: g.gayer@imperial.ac.uk

The College cannot normally apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UKVI’s Points Based System. Any candidate, who is considering applying for this position and requires sponsorship, must ensure that they are able to obtain permission to work in the UK through an appropriate immigration route.

Closing date: 11 September 2017

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