Communications Officer

Imperial College London - Chemical Engineering

Campus: South Kensington, London

The Department of Chemical Engineering welcomes applications for the post of Communications Officer to manage, promote and publicise news and achievements in Chemical Engineering research.

Reporting to the Department Operations Manager you will be responsible for planning and executing an effective communications service including; website maintenance, use of new digital media, managing and developing social media channels, producing a range of publicity materials, as well as writing press releases and articles.

You will be co-ordinating and hosting a range of high-profile events and seminars and representing the Department to relevant media and communications contacts. You will also produce and/or commission audio-visual materials on an ad hoc basis. In addition you will assist with the collection, collation and analysis of data related to research publications and university ranking exercises, assisting the Department in maintaining its world-class reputation for research and teaching delivery.

Educated to degree level or equivalent, you will be highly motivated with excellent organisational skills and have the ability to interact confidently with students and staff at all levels. You will have the ability to prioritise workloads and use your initiative to seek out, analyse and solve problems. You must also be able and willing to undertake a wide variety of work, so a flexible approach is essential.

Previous experience of website maintenance and communicating science to academic and lay audiences are essential, as is the ability to produce clear and concise material using appropriate IT packages. Proven success in coordinating and managing a range of events is a must. Experience of working within Higher Education is preferred while excellent interpersonal, communication and report writing skills are essential.

The post is offered as a Full-time open-ended contract and is based in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London (South Kensington Campus).

Should you have any queries about the post please contact: Mrs Sneha Saunders –

Our preferred method of application is online via our website. Please click ‘apply’ below or go to and search using reference number ENG00025.

For technical issues when applying online, please contact:

About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional Information

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations.

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

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