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Research and Business Communications Manager (LINCoS Project)

University of Exeter - Impact Innovation and Business

Location: Truro
Salary: The starting salary will be £35,211 (pro rata) on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 18th December 2018
Closes: 21st February 2019
Job Ref: P65500

Subject to final funding confirmation, this part time (14.6 hrs per wk) post is available from 29 April 2019 to 25 February 2022 and is part of our recently funded Lifelong Inclusive Growth in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (LINCoS) project involving the University of Exeter, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership, Age UK (Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly) and disAbility Cornwall. It is funded through the European Regional Development Fund and forms part of the European Strategic Investment Framework for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (LINCoS) project.

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced applicant to fill this role, which is key to the successful delivery of this project.

LINCoS is a new research and innovation project aimed at supporting the growth of the eHealth and eWellbeing small and medium enterprise (SME) sector in Cornwall through the identification and support for products, processes and services that will improved the recruitment, retention and workplace opportunities of older, disabled and chronically ill workers. This is a partnership project involving the University of Exeter, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership, Age UK (Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly) and disAbility Cornwall.

LINCoS is supported by funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), and as such business support and engagement is fundamental to the delivery of the project and a key aspect of all posts within it. In addition, funding has also been received from the South West Academic Health Science Network.

The Project is based at the internationally regarded, European Centre for Environment and Human Health in the University of Exeter College of Medicine and Health in Truro.

Key responsibilities will be to:

  • Develop and deliver a communications plan for the LINCoS project
  • Collection and dissemination of information, to and from Small and Medium Enterprises in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
  • Help in the planning and delivery of a range of workshops and other events
  • Lead on the development of a web and media presence for the project, updating these resources and preparing press releases
  • Be responsible for ensuring all project materials, of all kinds, across the partnership are compliant with the ERDF Communications regulations

You will:

  • Be an experienced communications practitioner, with experience of developing and delivering a wide range of communications materials
  • Ideally have a good understanding of the SME sector and the opportunities and barriers small enterprises face and experience of communicating research
  • Be an effective team player
  • Have experience developing design briefs for the commissioning websites, print materials etc
  • Be able to communicate well with diverse audiences

The University offers some fantastic benefits including 41 days leave per year, options for flexible working, leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave

If you would like to discuss the post informally before you apply, please contact Emma Bland on to arrange a call.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here

Interviews are expected to take place 11 March.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer. We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce

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