Communications Coordinator

Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics

Purpose and Main Duties

The School of Business, Economics and Informatics is looking to appoint a new Communications Coordinator to help ensure that the work of the School is clearly and accurately communicated, both internally and externally. The post holder will engage with the four departments that comprise the School; Computer Science and Information Systems; Economics, Mathematics and Statistics; Management; and Organizational Psychology. The post holder will synthesise information and ensure accurate and timely dissemination, both internally and externally.

Working as part of a small, decentralised, agile team the scope of our School communications work is broad and at times major new projects require professional delivery, for which the team has built a strong reputation at School and College level as well as with external partners.

Candidate Requirements

You should have a detailed understanding of digital communication channels, including business-side functionality, together with an understanding of the Higher Education landscape with particular reference to business schools, STEM and policy. You will also need previous experience of business communications, with demonstrable evidence of implementing and reporting on paid social media campaigns.

You should possess a degree, or equivalent, with demonstrable professional experience of understanding and clearly communicating complex information to a high standard.

About the Department

For further information about the School, please visit the following website:

Further Information

Salary: Grade 6 of the College's London Pay Scale which is £32,586 rising to £37,169 per annum.

This post is full time, 35 hours per week (1.0 FTE) and fixed term for for 2 years. The salary quoted above is on the College's London Pay Scale and includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area. The initial salary will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful applicant. The appointment is subject to a probationary period of 6 months. Birkbeck also provides a generous defined benefit pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and other great benefits.

Interviews will be held on 16 January 2018.

For further information on this opportunity contact Matthew Jayes, Strategic Networks and Communications Manager, (email: or call 07790 952 714). A link to the PDF document containing the job description and person specification can be found on the university's website, accessed by clicking the 'Apply' button below.

Birkbeck welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award and membership of WISE, operating the Disability Confident and Mindful Employer schemes, is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and is working towards the Race Equality Charter Mark.

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