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Communications and Events Officer

London School of Economics and Political Science - Department of Sociology

Location: London
Salary: £31,029 to £35,635 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £36,664 pa inclusive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th October 2021
Closes: 24th October 2021

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Salary from £31,029 to £35,635 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £36,664 pa inclusive

This is a fixed term appointment for three years, with extension subject to funding

The Sociology Department has an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and professional Communications and Events Officer to undertake primary responsibility for day-to-day communications and digital engagement across the department. The department’s website and social media will be crucial in this regard.

The post holder will be encouraged to break new ground in communications and digital engagement, including the imaginative use of text, image and multimedia, public events, event amplification and dissemination through social media. The post holder will develop and maintain other departmental promotional and communications channels, such as marketing materials and social media channels.

The post holder will also take the lead role in planning and organising the department’s public events programme, attending events where required to provide on-going support. They will also be responsible for establishing and sustaining contact with student alumni groups and relevant research networks.

The post holder will act as the first point of contact within the department for the above areas and will be expected to take a proactive approach to monitoring the latest web and social media technologies in order to keep the Sociology department’s communications relevant and up to date.

You should be educated to degree level (or equivalent) and have demonstrable administrative and communications experience, and experience of managing events. You should have excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office and Outlook and experience of using social media tools in a professional context. Experience of working in a higher education environment and of using non-standard software for specific purposes, or a demonstrable ability to learn the use of new software easily, is desirable.

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.

To apply for this post, please go to If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email Laura Kemp at

The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 24 October 2021 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

Interviews will take place week commencing 1st November 2021.

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