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Communications Officer

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine - Department of Population Health

Location: London
Salary: £36,438 to £41,829 per annum, inclusive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th December 2022
Closes: 2nd January 2023
Job Ref: EPH-DPH-2022-29

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. 

The Department of Population Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the London International Development Centre (LIDC) are seeking a highly motivated Communications Officer for the URKI GCRF Action Against Stunting Hub to lead and manage the Hub’s communications. The role holder will work closely with colleagues in the Action Against Stunting Hub, LIDC at LSHTM.  

The ideal candidate should have experience in developing and rolling out a communications strategy, as well as experience in event organisation and stakeholder outreach. 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 is essential. The role holder should have experience of writing, editing and managing the production of a range of communications including reports, policy briefs, media features, websites, blogs and video. Further particulars are included in the job description.

This post is full-time and fixed term for 1 year in the first instance with a possibility to extend depending on funding. The post is funded by UKRI GCRF and is available as soon as possible.

The salary will be on the Professional Services salary scale Grade 5 in the range £36,438 - £41,829 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Wellbeing Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London at the London International Development Centre (20 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2NS).

Applications should be made on-line via our website at http://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. 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. Please quote reference EPH-DPH-2022-29.

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 thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as "Please see attached CV" will not be considered acceptable. 

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

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