Communications Officer

University College London - UCL Institute of Education

The Department of Education, Practice and Society (EPS) comprises of specialists from a wide variety of disciplines who undertake research to support education at all levels by contributing to economic, social and political debate nationally and internationally. We strive to provide solutions to current and emerging issues, through our research and by creating networks and partnerships to support knowledge transfer between education, work and communities.

The ASPIRES 2 project, now based within EPS having moved from King’s College London in March 2017, is the second half of an influential ten-year study into young people’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) and career aspirations. The project is funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Find out more at the project’s website.

The post-holder’s responsibilities will include developing and implementing a communications strategy for the effective and timely dissemination of ASPIRES 2 project findings through a variety of media, including identifying key messages and audiences. This will involve establishing professional relationships with a range of relevant contacts with a view to reaching target audiences.

The post is available from 1st January 2018 and is funded for 8 months in the first instance.

The successful candidate will have experience of working in PR (Public Relations), communications, publishing and/or marketing in an educational, research or policy environment. They must have excellent administrative and organisational skills, with good verbal and written communications skills and the ability to communicate and tailor content effectively for different formats (such as web, social media and print) and diverse audiences (such as the general public, researchers, government and third sector).

UCL vacancy reference: 1671198

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

For further details about this post please email Emily Macleod (

Closing Date: 29 October 2017

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: 16 November 2017

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

This position does not meet the resident labour market test under UK Visas and Immigration rules and therefore UCL would be unable to obtain the right to work for non-EEA nationals whose employment would require a Tier 2 visa.

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