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Communications and Events Officer

King's College London

Location: London
Salary: £32,332 to £37,099 p.a. Grade 5
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th June 2024
Closes: 26th June 2024
Job Ref: 090906
 

About us

The School of Security Studies at King‘s College London is dedicated to the understanding of security issues in an increasingly complex and uncertain world. Harnessing the depth and breadth of expertise across the War Studies and Defence Studies Departments, and the King’s Institute for Applied Security Studies, we are one of the largest multi-disciplinary communities of scholars in the world engaged in the teaching and research of all aspects of conflict, war, security and defence.

About the role

We're seeking an enthusiastic Communications and Events Officer to join our team for a fixed-term contract until 8 August 2025.

As the Communications and Events Officer, you'll collaborate closely with the School Communications Manager to curate and manage our diverse events portfolio, while also overseeing both internal and external communications initiatives. Your role will be instrumental in amplifying the School’s research profile among our staff, students, alumni, stakeholders and wider public audiences.

We are seeking candidates with a proven track record in organising both in-person and online events, from inception to delivery. A significant aspect of your responsibilities will involve coordinating our Defence Studies Department’s graduation ceremony at the Defence Academy in Shrivenham, alongside supporting various research seminars and conferences.

Collaboration lies at the core of this role, as you'll work closely with colleagues across departments to craft engaging content for our social media channels, website and podcast.

You'll need a keen eye for copy-editing and proofreading to ensure our messaging is clear, concise and compelling. Additionally, your ability to uncover newsworthy angles and craft captivating stories will be pivotal in showcasing our research excellence and expertise to a broader audience.

This role offers a hybrid working arrangement, allowing for both remote work and on-site presence at our office located at the Defence Academy in Shrivenham, Oxfordshire. While regular attendance at the Defence Academy is necessary, we will also consider applicants who prefer to work from our Strand Campus in London

This is a full time post (35 hours per week), and you will be offered an a fixed term contract until 8 August 2025

 About You

To be successful in this role, we are looking for candidates to have the following skills and experience:

Essential criteria

  1. Experience of developing, managing and running events online and in person 
  2. Demonstrated expertise in copy-editing and proofreading, with meticulous attention to detail 
  3. Strong organisational skills and ability to manage competing priorities 
  4. Experience of content creation for the web and social media channels in a professional capacity 
  5. Ability to work autonomously, and without direct supervision, show initiative and feel confident in pitching new ideas and taking ownership of projects 
  6. Experience in finding newsworthy angles to communicate in news stories, podcasts and videos 
  7. Excellent interpersonal skills with evidence of building good working relationships with stakeholders at all levels 
  8. Educated to degree level or equivalent (OR has relevant work experience within the Higher Education sector)  

Desirable criteria

  1. Knowledge and experience of using Content Management Systems to manage webpages 
  2. Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite or the capability to learn and develop skills quickly with training 
  3. Audio and video editing skills
  4. Understanding of the UK higher education system and/ or military 

Full details of the role and the skills, knowledge and experience required can be found in the Job Description document, via the above ‘Apply’ button.

Closing date: 26.6.2024

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