Communications and Graduate Coordinator

University of Leeds - Leeds Social Sciences Institute

Are you an experienced and organised administrator looking to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive universities? Do you have strong communication skills? Are you committed to delivering an exceptional experience for postgraduate researchers in the social sciences? Are you a highly organised and versatile individual with an ability to develop and maintain productive relationships across boundaries, including with external partners?

An opportunity has arisen for a Communications and Graduate Co-ordinator in the Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI), to work in an independent and self-managed capacity to provide high level support to the Director of LSSI to enable the Leeds Social Sciences Institute to achieve strategic and operational objectives.

You will support the core activities of the Leeds Social Sciences Institute, and work closely with colleagues in the LSSI, the Press Office, and the wider University Marketing Team, ensuring the alignment of broader marketing and communications strategies and initiatives as part of the delivery of activities of the Institute. 

You will provide a high quality administrative leadership function supporting the Leeds element of the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) in the Social Sciences, whilst also promoting awareness of and engagement in the work of the DTP through participation in open days, induction, cohort meetings and training sessions. You will also take responsibility for generating content for dissemination through websites, email, newsletters and social media.

You will play a key role in contributing to the provision for postgraduate researchers in the social sciences across the University and beyond. You will have experience of organising events within a large scale, complex organisation and an ability to organise your workload whilst also demonstrating a high degree of initiative.

You will also have excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work under sustained pressure and to deliver to tight deadlines on multiple agendas.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Adam Crawford, LSSI Director, Email: or Hannah Crow, LSSI Co-ordinator Tel: +44 (0)113 343 8468; email:

Location: Leeds - Main Campus

Faculty/Service: Faculty of Education, Social Sciences & Law

School/Institute: Leeds Social Sciences Institute

Category: Clerical Support

Working Time: 35 hours per week

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