Communication Assistant - Safe Robotics and AI

University of York
February 15, 2024
Offerd Salary:£27,181- £30,487
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Communication Assistant - Safe Robotics and AI


Computer Science


£27,181- £30,487 per year


Grade 4

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  • Job Description 13075.pdf (PDF, 290.99kb)
  • Role Description Department

    As the Communication Assistant of a brand new Centre within the Computer Science department at the University of York you will be working in the exciting and topical area of safety and assurance of autonomous systems, robotics and AI. You will help shape the communications activity and stakeholder engagement which will help establish the Centre in its inaugural year and work with the Communication and Impact Manager and wider Centre team to help deliver a series of events, campaigns and communications projects.

    This is a critical time in the UK's path to the development and deployment of AI and autonomous systems in society, and the safety of such systems is central to this success. The Centre is a four year partnership between Lloyd's Register Foundation and the University of York focused on research and innovation around autonomous systems, machine learning and robotics. You will be working with leading academics and researchers in this field, as well as industry and commercial organisations to craft and communicate key messages and findings around the subject of safety.


    In this role you will:

  • Support the launch and roll out of the Centre for Assuring Autonomy

  • Contribute to the implementation of the communication strategy

  • Develop content for our offline and digital communication channels

  • Work with the Communication and Impact manager on both internal and external communications.

  • Work with stakeholders and colleagues of different seniority and engage in a wide range of communication activities with the opportunity to contribute directly to the success of the new Centre for Assuring Autonomy.

  • Skills, Experience & Qualification needed
  • Manage content calendars for blogs and newsletters, ensuring posts are approved, scheduled and posted on time.

  • Work with the Centre staff and wider partners to collate stories and items for our monthly newsletter.

  • Review, edit and update content on our University website to remove outdated content and ensure any new content is added in a timely manner.

  • Work with the communication manager and central communications team on external media relations.

  • Work alongside the communication manager to support the creation, development and delivery of communication projects and campaigns for different stakeholder groups.

  • Support the communication manager with internal communication activities.

  • Work alongside the communication manager to support the communication needs of the wider Centre team, for example promoting published papers, conference appearances and journal publications.

  • Interview date: Wednesday 28th / Thursday 29th February 2024

    For informal enquiries: please contact Sara Thornhurst, Communication and Impact Manager on [email protected]

    We encourage applications from individuals from underrepresented groups and will work with you to accommodate different needs for both the interview and the role itself. Interviews can take place in person or online, and both the interview and working location has step free access with a lift to all floors and accessible bathrooms on all floors. Accessible parking is available directly outside the building. If you are neurodivergent we can provide a detailed list of what to expect during the interview.

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