IPCC Working Group III Communications Manager

Job summary

The IPCC WGIII wishes to recruit a Communications Manager to support the WG III Co-chairs and Technical Support Unit (TSU). The post-holder will have overall responsibility for developing and delivering communications, dissemination, research uptake and stakeholder engagement activities in relation to the WG III contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment cycle. The IPCC Working Group III is one of the three IPCC Working Groups looking at...

Job listing information

  • Reference NAT00347
  • Date posted 14 December 2018
  • Closing date 20 January 2019

Job description

Job summary

The IPCC WGIII wishes to recruit a Communications Manager to support the WG III Co-chairs and Technical Support Unit (TSU). The post-holder will have overall responsibility for developing and delivering communications, dissemination, research uptake and stakeholder engagement activities in relation to the WG III contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment cycle.

The IPCC Working Group III is one of the three IPCC Working Groups looking at different aspects of climate change. Working Group III assesses options for reducing the rate at which climate change is taking place: what is called climate mitigation. The IPCC Working Group III TSU is hosted by the Centre for Environmental Policy (CEP) at Imperial College.

Duties and responsibilities

• Lead WG III TSU communications activities and support the IPCC WG III Co-Chairs and authors in delivering the WG III contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report and other IPCC products
• Advise and support IPCC authors on the development and delivery of clear written communication, messaging, and graphic material
• Lead the planning of WGIII outreach and stakeholder engagement activities

Essential requirements

You must have
• A relevant academic or equivalent vocational qualification and significant experience of working in research communications
• A high degree of scientific literacy and in-depth working knowledge of the methods, systems and procedures associated with the delivery of a wide range of communications projects.
• Experience of communicating research to policy and other specialist audiences
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills, good interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of seniority.
• Demonstrated ability to produce high quality work to tight deadlines
• Strong problem solving skills and a proactive approach to work
• Willingness to travel occasionally to support the delivery of workshops and meetings.

Further information

This is a full time position available until 31 March 2020, with the possibility of an extension subject to funding.

Imperial Managers lead by example.

Applications from female candidates are encouraged, including those who wish to return to Work following a career break. CEP is a family-friendly department and we promote a wide range of family-friendly policies, including flexible working. We strive to provide an environment where all our staff feel supported, safe and inclusive.

The College cannot normally apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UKVI’s Points Based System. Any candidate, who is considering applying for this position and requires sponsorship, must ensure that they are able to obtain permission to work in the UK through an appropriate immigration route.

Informal enquires can be made directly to Professor Jim Skea, Chair of Sustainable Energy and Co-chair of IPCC Working Group III via email at: j.skea@imperial.ac.uk

Queries relating to the application process should be directed to Laila Pastor, Senior HR Administrator, by email at l.pastor@imperial.ac.uk.

For technical queries during the application process, please contact recruitment@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.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

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

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.