Communications Manager

  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Salary
  • Category
    Education & Childcare - Higher Education
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Education and Childcare
  • External Reference

This is an exciting opportunity to work within a prestigious London based University. This is a temporary post for 3 months, paying £19.40 per hour.


Communications lead: to lead the Department's communications activity in line with agreed budgets and targets.

Communications strategy: to work with academic and professional services staff to design an integrated communications strategy to communicate and promote the Department's activities to a wide range of external audiences including prospective students, alumni, policy makers, key health sector stakeholders and other higher education institutions.

Communications systems: develop internal systems to operationalise the communication strategy and ensure information on Departmental research and teaching programmes is collected and disseminated efficiently across all available communications channels.

Branding: to develop clear and consistent messaging and branding for use in the Department's external and internal communications; to produce a range of flexible materials consistent with this for use across teaching and research activities. To update these and to develop ad hoc promotional materials as needed on an ongoing basis.

Content development: to write, edit and publish articles and information on the Department's research outputs, events activity and teaching programmes including: creatively communicating sometimes dry 'data' or translating academic content; reworking content for different audiences; and producing a newsletter for different audiences.

Press liaison: to write and publish press releases and blogs on key work areas or events, working in conjunction with the press office, and to build a network of relationships with health sector related press contacts.

Internal communications: to develop an internal communications strategy to ensure internal communications within the Department are effectively coordinated, including producing a regular internal newsletter.

Website & Social Media: to develop, manage and edit the Department's website including producing and editing copy and monitoring the quality and relevance of content. To develop and implement a social media strategy for the Department and maintain social media platforms accordingly.

Measurement and evaluation: to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the Department's communication activity and to adjust communication strategies and activity accordingly.

Teamwork & motivation

To line manage staff to support the communications activity as needed.

To work collaboratively with other members of the Department's academics and the Professional Services Team

To convene, work with and support teams of relevant academic and PS staff when necessary to discuss and formulate action plans on specific areas.

To lead by example and form positive working relationships with faculty and PS staff in order to ensure buy-in and support for communications activity.

Liaison and Networking

To develop mutually beneficial relationships with staff across the business both within Health Policy and beyond.

To liaise and negotiate with designers, events suppliers and web design teams.

To maintain an awareness of key project activity and developments across the Department and its affiliated Centres in order to ensure information dissemination.

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Please apply with your CV to: Louise corke