Digital Communications Officer

Job summary

You will be joining Imperial College London’s largest faculty at a very special time as the Faculty of Medicine celebrates its silver jubilee year (2022). The Faculty of Medicine’s Digital Communications Officer plays a pivotal role in maintaining and growing Imperial’s reputation as an international centre of excellence for medical education, research, and translation. Based within the central Faculty office, you’ll work with...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED02816
  • Date posted 2 November 2021
  • Closing date 16 November 2021

Job description

Job summary

You will be joining Imperial College London’s largest faculty at a very special time as the Faculty of Medicine celebrates its silver jubilee year (2022). The Faculty of Medicine’s Digital Communications Officer plays a pivotal role in maintaining and growing Imperial’s reputation as an international centre of excellence for medical education, research, and translation.

Based within the central Faculty office, you’ll work with colleagues from teams including Research Strategy, Education, and Industry Partnerships and Commercialisation, as well as the faculty’s leadership team. You’ll work to ensure the continued delivery of creative, impactful communications for key audience and stakeholder groups: including (but not limited to) Faculty of Medicine staff, students, and alumni; prospective staff and students; key partners and funders; and the general public.

You will be responsible for leading on the delivery of an established programme of digital and internal communications (see below) and you’ll work closely with the Communications Manager to adapt to meet the varied and ever-evolving communications requirements of the Faculty of Medicine.

Duties and responsibilities

You will work as part of a diverse and talented team to deliver the Faculty of Medicine’s communications strategy, with a particular focus on digital and internal communications. This will include the day-to-day management of, and content production for, the Faculty’s social media platforms; the production of monthly internal newsletters; the research and production of online news features and blog posts; and content creation and curation for quarterly alumni communications.

You will provide specialist communications advice to colleagues across the Faculty of Medicine and work collaboratively with communications colleagues across the College to effectively and creatively engage key audiences and stakeholder groups with the Faculty’s key strategic objectives.

You will ensure that principles of equality, diversity, and inclusion are foundational to all communications and engagement activities.

Essential requirements

You’ll have degree-level qualifications or equivalent experience of digital communications—preferably with a scientific/medical/higher education or science communications background. You’ll be a strong communications all-rounder; experienced in producing digital and editorial content that meets the specific needs of varied audience groups.

You’ll have experience of managing social media accounts in a professional setting; be comfortable using communications platforms (like Poppulo or MailChimp) for staff/student engagement; and be a confident and effective writer and editor.

You’ll be at home in a busy working environment, prioritising workloads to meet competing deadlines.

Further information

This post is offered on a full time, fixed-term basis for one year, based at the South Kensington Campus, with some flexible/home working. You will also be expected to travel to other Imperial campuses in London, as appropriate.

This opportunity would also suit an internal secondment for current College staff (subject to managerial/departmental approval).

Should you require any further details on the role, please contact: Al McCartney, Communications Manager, a.mccartney@imperial.ac.uk

 

 

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the Imperial Values & Behaviours framework. Our values are: 

  • Respect              
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence          
  • Integrity
  • Innovation

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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