Communications and Marketing Officer - Centre for Climate Change Innovation (CCCI)

Job summary

The ERDF funded Centre of Climate Change Innovation (CCCI) is an exciting initiative of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment, at Imperial College London, and the Royal Institution, to catalyse innovation of all forms that address the causes and effects of climate change. The centre will bring businesses, entrepreneurs, policy makers, academics and the public together around climate change innovation, creating a focus...

Job listing information

  • Reference NAT01181
  • Date posted 8 June 2022
  • Closing date 29 June 2022

Job description

Job summary

The ERDF funded Centre of Climate Change Innovation (CCCI) is an exciting initiative of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment, at Imperial College London, and the Royal Institution, to catalyse innovation of all forms that address the causes and effects of climate change.

The centre will bring businesses, entrepreneurs, policy makers, academics and the public together around climate change innovation, creating a focus for London based innovators to implement global change through pioneering, practical solutions. It will provide an essential opportunity to harness the ingenuity, energy and support of people who are committed to tackling climate change and transforming the global economy.

You provide publicity, multi-channel communication activities and event management support for the CCCI.

We are looking for a motivated individual to lead on the CCCI branding project, be responsible for the planning and sophisticated delivery of new strategic marketing approaches to improve the visibility of the ‘climate innovation sector’ as a whole, that can emphasise the position of the CCCI as the home of climate innovation in London.

Duties and responsibilities


  • Lead the branding project for the CCCI, selecting and being the key contact with the external branding agency, managing the views and perspectives of other CCCI partners, and internal relationships within Imperial.

  • Develop and deliver impactful social media campaigns for LinkedIn and Twitter accounts to cultivate engagement of the climate innovation community in London.

  • Contribute to strategic thinking and planning in relation to communications and marketing at the CCCI.

  • Develop and maintain the CCCI website and newsletter, working collaboratively with the Grantham Institute’s own communications, policy and science translation work and linking to wider London-based cleantech activities, events and news and London-based cleantech support programmes and organisations.

  • Take a proactive role in working with a range of different people at our core partner organisation: the Royal Institution, to develop ideas and deliver events for a variety of audiences.

Essential requirements


  • Significant work experience in relevant fields: communications and marketing for sustainability, climate change initiatives

  • Proven experience of developing messaging on sophisticated multiple impact projects for diverse audience groups

  • Experience of organising large events, including workshops, lectures and conferences

  • Experience of creating engaging content for websites, social media accounts, and marketing materials 

  • Solid understanding of the methods, systems and procedures associated with the delivery of a wide range of communications projects, including digital media, media relations and events

  • Willingness to work flexibly, with ability to coordinate and manage contending priorities in a complex environment, planning delivery in advance, as well as delivering rapid responses to breaking news.

Further information

This role is full-time, fixed term to 30 June 2023 in the first instance. You will be based across South Kensington Campus and the Royal Institution.

If you are thinking about applying for this job and want to discuss it further, please contact Alyssa Gilbert, a.gilbert@imperial.ac.uk

Want help submitting your application? Please visit the Grantham Institute’s Tips on how to submit a successful application.

Find out more about the Community and Culture at the Grantham Institute.

Should you have any queries about the application process, please contact Gosia Gayer, g.gayer@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 reassignment, 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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