Communciations Specialist

University of York
January 08, 2023
Offerd Salary:£34,308 - £42,155
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Communciations Specialist


Stockholm Environment Institute at York


£34,308 - £42,155 per year


Grade 6

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Fixed term

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University of York campus (with some remote working options available)

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  • Job Description (11503).pdf (PDF, 294.38kb)
  • Role Description Department

    The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) is an international research organisation conducting policy-relevant environmental and sustainable development research around the world. SEI's York Centre (SEI-Y) has a team of around 45 staff and is part of the Department of Environment and Geography at the University of York. The Communications team is looking for two experienced and highly organised Communications Specialists to lead and deliver the communication components of a portfolio of complex research projects as well as contribute to ad hoc requests led by the Communication Manager.


    As a Communications Specialist, a significant aspect of your role will involve developing project communication plans and activities, and delivering high quality outputs within complex research projects, to a budget and under minimal supervision. You will develop strong working relationships with the Principal Investigators of research projects and project researchers, to ensure the timely delivery of information for these communications outputs and to maximise communication coordination and opportunities. You will work creatively to ensure that communication policies, procedures and platforms of both the University of York and the Stockholm Environment Institute are maximised, as well as attend key institutional meetings and contribute to Centre level reporting mechanisms as required by the Communications Manager.

    Skills, Experience & Qualification needed
  • A science or communications undergraduate degree or equivalent professional experience
  • A good understanding of the science underpinning environment and development issues and a good knowledge of the science-policy interface
  • Experience in writing and editing high-quality scientific content for a range of audiences
  • Experience of leading, developing and implementing project communications plans, with strong management skills
  • The ability to communicate complex scientific concepts through a range of formats and channels
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to follow visual and editorial guidelines
  • Ability to build constructive and collaborative relationships
  • This role is available on a fixed term basis for up to 18 months.

    Interview date : To be confirmed

    For informal enquiries : please contact Sarah West on sei-admin-

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