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Communications Officer x4

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine - Communications & Engagement

Location: London
Salary: £36,438 to £41,829 per annum, inclusive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 5th December 2022
Closes: 8th January 2023
Job Ref: PSS-COMS-2022-13

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.

We’re looking for creative and passionate experts to manage communications for a range of research projects at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, based in the central Communications & Engagement team.

Day to day work on research projects will be directed by relevant academic principal investigators. Main activities include developing and implementing communications strategies and campaigns; managing websites; producing and managing social media and  graphic content; developing policy briefs; producing e-newsletters; writing and designing reports and working closely with our Press Office on media activity. 

You will have experience of developing and delivering successful communications strategies, and an understanding of how to engage with relevant audiences including government agencies, NGOs, healthcare practitioners, the international research community, academics, postgraduate students, and the general public. Further understanding of any of the fields of clinical trials, planetary health and climate change, humanitarian crises, infectious disease modelling, pandemics, and experience with international projects and organisations are advantages, as the post holders will work across a range of projects within these fields.

The role requires higher education to degree level or equivalent, with substantial relevant experience of working in media and communications within a higher education, global and public health, or science environment. Excellent organisational skills and the ability to coordinate and prioritise a complex workload are essential.

These posts are full-time (part-time requests considered) and fixed term, funded initially for one year with possibility for extension. The salary will be on the Professional Services scale at Grade 5 in the range of £36,438 to £41,829 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post is subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service, and membership of the pension scheme is available. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff, with additional discretionary “Wellbeing Days”. The post is based in London with hybrid working (approx 8 days/month on campus). LSHTM have a newly implemented Hybrid Working Framework, which alongside agreed service requirements, enables teams to work more flexibly (if the role allows), promoting a greater wellbeing and work/life balance. Interviews will be held on the 12th and 13th January 2023.

Applications should be made clicking the 'Apply' button above. Applications should also include the names and email contacts of two referees who can be contacted if shortlisted. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to jobs@lshtm.ac.uk

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and a failure to provide this information means that the application will not be considered. An answer to any criteria such as "Please see CV" will not be considered . 

Please note if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer an alternative.

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