Communication and Engagement Officer

University of Southampton
May 15, 2024
Offerd Salary:£34,980 to £42,978
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Communication and Engagement Officer (PSDI) Faculty Central (FEPS)

Location: Highfield Campus Salary: £34,980 to £42,978 Per annum Full Time Permanent Closing Date: Wednesday 15 May 2024 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 2688224GN

An exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to thrive in a successful environment.

The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences is seeking a Communications and Engagement Officer, based in the School of Chemistry, to support the Physical Sciences Data Infrastructure (PSDI – www. project and as part of the wider Faculty Operating Services. You will work closely with PSDI internal and external stakeholders and project partners to develop and assist in delivering the communications, marketing and engagement strategy. This will involve engaging the physical sciences community through a range of different methods and platforms, by designing and developing relevant content, and supporting the branding of PSDI.

The Physical Science Data Infrastructure (PSDI) team initiative is an EPSRC funded large scale infrastructure project between the University of Southampton and the Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC). PSDI sits in the School of Chemistry and aims to enable researchers in physical sciences to discover, capture, manage and share research data more easily by connecting and enhancing the different data infrastructures they use. Through PSDI researchers will be able to:

  • Find and Access reference quality data from commercial and open sources
  • Combine data from different sources
  • Share data, software and models including experimental and simulation data
  • Deploy close-to-data computation and containerisation of data and software
  • Use AI to explore data
  • Make the results of their research open and FAIR
  • We are looking for candidates who will bring a passion for communication and engagement, demonstrating experience from concept through to delivery, and have a proven record of accomplishment for delivering high quality communications campaigns.

    Specifically, you will have:

  • Exceptional organisational skills, with an eye for detail, able to prioritise well and manage often multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Experience as an excellent communicator, both written and verbal, and confident with building relationships and working alongside a variety of colleagues.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the capacity to successfully communicate across a wide range of stakeholders/partners/team members from both academia and industry.
  • Evidence of proven work experience acquired in relevant roles and job- related training. You will be professional, clear thinking and maintain a diligent work ethic.
  • An interest in/passion for the physical sciences, you do not need to have in depth scientific knowledge but the capacity to demonstrate an appreciation for PSDIs aims and objectives is highly desirable.
  • Equality, diversity and Inclusion is central to the ethos in Chemistry, having held an Athena SWAN Silver award since 2014. We particularly encourage women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME), LGBT and disabled applicants to apply for this position. Chemistry considers applicants that wish to work flexibly, and due consideration is given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy and onsite childcare facilities. For further information please visit https: // www.

    The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK's research-intensive universities. We are committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university having recently been awarded the Platinum EcoAward. Our vision is to embed the principles of sustainability into all aspects of our individual and collective work, integrating sustainable development into our business planning, policy-making, and professional activities.

    If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact [email protected].

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  • We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and welcome applicants who support our mission of inclusivity.

    Apply by midnight on the closing date. For assistance contact Recruitment on +44(0)2380 592750 or [email protected] quoting the job number.


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