Current vacancies

Digital Communications Officer (closes midnight 6 April 2017)

Location: South Kensington Campus

Salary Range: £30,160 - £34,270 per annum

Temporary post until 15 February 2018

Start date: as soon as possible

Consideration will be given to applications on a secondment basis. Interested applicants must obtain the approval of their Line Manager before applying for a secondment. The post would particularly suit someone looking to develop their skills further within a Higher Education environment.

The Grantham Institute is seeking a Digital Communications Officer to develop and maintain digital tools that enable the Institute to communicate effectively with our stakeholders, including decision makers in Government departments, business organisations, and NGOs.

The mission of the Institute is to drive climate change and environment research, and translate it into real world impact, drawing on the extensive expertise at Imperial. The post-holder will be responsible for the day-to-day delivery of a range of digital communications services, including managing and developing the Grantham and associated websites, optimising and monitoring the uptake of communications outputs, and planning, commissioning, editing and posting engaging content (for example through regular blogs or news stories). The post-holder will be under the direction of the Communications Manager and work closely with the Director of Policy and Translation and Stakeholder Engagement Manager.

You must have an in-depth working knowledge of the channels, methods, systems and procedures associated with the delivery of a wider range of digital communications projects, including websites and social media. You must have experience of editing websites and online marketing, including working with a content management system and HTML. Experience of using Google Analytics and other tools to monitor website traffic is essential. A strong command of the English language and grammar is also essential, along with experience of delivering communications outputs within higher education or working with academics, communicating scientific research findings in plain English to non-expert audiences. You must be able to demonstrate experience of web copywriting and editing, as well as working with email clients and developing email newsletters. An ability to think creatively and convey complex messages to different audiences in a social media-friendly format is vital.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website:; (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into “Keywords” – vacancy ref: NS2017048NT). Please complete and upload an application form as directed.

Cleantech Start-up Accelerator Programme Manager  (CLOSES MIDNIGHT 6 APRIL 2017)

Location: South Kensington CampusEU ERDF logo

Salary Range: £35,140 - £43,350 per annum

Fixed Term: 12 months

Start date: as soon as possible

Imperial College London is seeking an experienced Programme Manager to manage the Cleantech Start-up Accelerator programme. The accelerator takes good ideas and exceptional teams with high impact potential to an investable proposition, providing specialised coaching and support grants to achieve this. In addition, the accelerator offers postgraduates at Imperial internships, projects and employment with the start-ups. This position is funded by the European Climate Knowledge and Innovation Community (Climate-KIC) and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

The Cleantech Start-up Accelerator Programme Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the London Accelerator programme, and managing postgraduate opportunities in start-up projects, internships and employment. The post-holder will work closely with the London Climate Accelerator Lead and Innovation Director at the Grantham Institute to develop and run these activities.

Working with the Climate-KIC Finance and Administration Officer, the post-holder will ensure College, KIC and ERDF procedures are followed for the commitment of funding to start-ups and programme activities. This will include keeping accurate records of all agreements, assessments, approvals, and payments.

You must be educated to degree level in a relevant subject, with relevant academic/vocational qualifications with some work experience in a similar role, or equivalent experience. Experience of working in a customer focused office environment, and with stakeholders from a variety of sectors, is essential. You must also demonstrate experience of administrative work with a variety of staff at all levels, including the organisation of meetings and events. Experience of running marketing campaigns across online, email, social networks and offline media is required, along with experience of producing clear and concise material in written and tabular form. You must demonstrable an interest in climate change. You will have strong IT skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, as well as a willingness to learn new systems and develop simple web sites. A proven ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines will be needed, as well as flexibility and a capacity to prioritize your own work according to changing external demands.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website:; (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into “Keywords” – vacancy ref: NS2017051NT). Please complete and upload an application form as directed.

Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online, please contact Gosia Gayer, Tel: 0044 (0)207 594 9666; Email: to request an application form.

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