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DEFI Communications Officer

University of Cambridge - Hughes Hall

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £25,941 to £29,176 pro rata (Spine Point 33-37 on the University's Single Salary Spine), DOE
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd February 2021
Closes: 10th March 2021

This is an exciting opportunity for a Communications Officer to join the Hughes Hall team in the Digital Education Futures Initiative (DEFI).

Location: Digital Education Futures Initiative (DEFI)

The Bridge, Hughes Hall, Cambridge CB1 2EW

Reporting to: Professor Rupert Wegerif

Contract Type: 1 year - Fixed term, part-time

Probation Period: Six months

Salary Range: £25,941-£29,176, pro rata (Spine Point 33-37 on the University’s Single Salary Spine), DOE

Hours of Work

Part-time (0.6 full time equivalent based on 37.5 hours), in a pattern to be agreed between the Director of DEFI and successful applicant. The role holder will be able to undertake a significant proportion of the role remotely.

Annual Leave

Annual paid leave of 25 days plus public holidays.  Pro rata for part time members of staff.

Pension Eligibility

The College offers membership of a contributory pension scheme.  Subject to your age and earnings level, you may be eligible for auto-enrolment into the scheme and you have the right to opt out at any time.

Hughes Hall

Hughes Hall is one of the 31 Colleges of the 800-year-old University of Cambridge, with a unique character that comes directly from our members. We are one of just four Cambridge Colleges dedicated to undergraduates aged 21 and over and postgraduates. That gives Hughes Hall a very different feel from Colleges with younger students.

Research Bridge

The Bridge is the name given to Hughes Hall’s research activities. It has several centres and aims to leverage the College’s multi-disciplinary perspective, international nature, and external focus to bring the research and expertise of its academic community to solve real world problems.  For further information please go to

Digital Education Futures Initiative (DEFI)

The Digital Education Futures Initiative (DEFI) is an exciting new Bridge centre that explores the field of possibilities that digital technology opens for education. Further information is available at: As a result of early successes, including a well-attended launch event, DEFI is now able to recruit a Communications Officer to support the work of the current DEFI team.

Person Specification 


  • Educated to first degree level
  • Experience in organising online seminars, workshops or similar
  • Experience in building and maintaining networks through virtual means
  • Proven track record of creating and executing communication/social media plans
  • Proven track record of writing and/or editing team contributions
  • Good understanding of website content management, ideally using WordPress
  • Competency in use of technology, including audio/video equipment
  • Competency in basic video editing software
  • Experience in working with databases such as Raiser’s Edge or similar
  • Excellent attention to detail, organisational skills, oral and written presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to liaise with a range of professionals
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team


  • Experience of working within an academic setting
  • Experience of interviewing and presenting videos
  • Experience or interest in cutting edge technology including VR, AR, AI, and its potential for use in education
  • An understanding of GDPR 

Application Process

For a more detailed job description and to submit an application, go to

The closing date for applications is 10 March by 17:00.  Interviews are expected to take place w/c 22 March. 

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