Communications Officer

University of Oxford
June 18, 2024
Offerd Salary:£32,332 - £38,205
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Contract Type:fixed term contract
Working Time:Full time
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Communications Officer

Pandemic Sciences Institute, Old Road Campus Research Building, Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7DQ

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly-motivated, creative and collaborative Communications Officer to join the communications team at the Pandemic Sciences Institute at the Nuffield Department of Medicine. This is a new and varied role, and you will be an integral member of PSI's communications team.

You will spend around 50% of your time managing and delivering communications activity for a new and high-profile partnership between PSI, Mastercard Foundation and the Science for Africa Foundation. This partnership, funded at around $45 million, will establish networks of scientific excellence in epidemic and pandemic research, preparedness and response across Africa. The remaining 50% of your time will be devoted to broader Institute-wide communications activities.

You will be responsible for writing and editing a range of compelling, professional communications materials, including website content, social media and blog posts, press releases, newsletters, and reports for a range of audiences. This will include working with partners to align messaging and content as required. You will manage and deliver production of engaging visual content, and you will act as a brand ambassador. In addition, you will provide advice and coaching to researchers and collaborators on communications strategy, tactics and message development.

It is essential that you are educated to a degree level in any subject, and you have significant communications experience across one or more communications disciplines (strategic communications, media, digital and social media, external affairs or marketing).

You will have proven experience of using digital media in communications, including delivery of effective online content, managing websites, deploying social media within an organisational context, and evaluating the impact of these communication methods. A professional qualification, training or accreditation in communications, digital communications or marketing is highly desirable.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.

This position is offered full time on a fixed term contract until 30 June 2027 and is funded by the Mastercard Foundation and Moh Family Foundation.

Only applications received before 12 midday on 18 June 2024 will be considered. Please quote 172544 on all correspondence.

Contact Person : Phoebe Astbury Vacancy ID : 172544 Contact Phone : 01865 287775 Closing Date & Time : 18-Jun-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 6 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : Grade 6: £32,332 - £38,205 with a discretionary range to £41,732 p.a.

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