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Senior Web and Communications Officer

University of Essex - Institute for Social and Economic Research

Location: Colchester
Salary: £35,333 to £42,155 per annum, pro-rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd September 2022
Closes: 16th October 2022
Job Ref: REQ06546
 

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An opportunity has arisen for an individual to join the Institute for Social and Economic Research working in the Understanding Society Communications Team. The post plays a key role in supporting and delivering communications activities and online content for Understanding Society, a major national longitudinal survey covering 40,000 households across the UK.

Duties of the Role

Working with the Communications Manager, this post will ensure Understanding Society delivers the impact which is expected by our funders, the University, and the external research community. The post holder will produce digital and print content for various formats, including the web, social media, blog posts and traditional print publications and reports. You will also have primary responsibility for quality control of content for all web-delivered services, including editing and proofing content, ensuring web standards compliance and monitoring and analysing web statistics. 

A full list of duties and responsibilities can be found within the attached job pack.

Qualifications and Skills required

The successful candidate requires an undergraduate degree and communications qualification or equivalent experience, an interest in social and economic issues and a good understanding of social science research, plus an awareness of current affairs and the news agenda. The role requires demonstrable experience of producing high quality and accessible content, including news articles, features and study-related information and the ability to work wide range of internal and external stakeholders. You will work closely with the researchers who lead the study and be part of a wider communications infrastructure within ISER and the University and will be required to network with other longitudinal studies, academic and policy networks.

This post is fixed-term until 31/10/2023 to provide maternity cover. The role is part-time for 28.8 hours per week (0.8 FTE), although we can consider 21.6 hours per week too (0.6 FTE).

This post involves access to Government systems, information or data and will be subject to the staff vetting process. Further information can be found in the job pack.

At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.

Please use the 'Apply' button to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here.

Our website http://www.essex.ac.uk contains more information about the University of Essex. If you have a disability and would like information in a different format, please email resourcing@essex.ac.uk.

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