Head of Communications, Part time 17.5 to 25 hours/wk

Brighton, East Sussex
£27,000 - £43,000 (pro rata) depending on experience + benefits
04 Oct 2017
23 Oct 2017
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Head of Communications, Part time 17.5 to 25 hours/wk

The Head of Communications role is responsible for developing and implementing a communications strategy, using a wide variety of media channels to raise awareness of the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) and the work it does, and in turn enhance its reputation.  The target audience for IES work includes government and other public agencies, employers, as well as the wider public.  The Head of Communications will work closely with a wide variety of colleagues to develop key communications campaigns and projects.

The main purpose of this role is to raise the profile of the Institute proactively by:

  • Developing and implementing a communications strategy to support the strategic direction of IES.
  • Providing strategic direction on the dissemination activities of the Institute to support the work of our researchers and consultants.
  • Managing and co-ordinating internal information provision, specifically internal databases and the staff intranet.
  • Planning and co-ordinating the external presentation of the Institute’s work to its target audiences. This will both support the Institute’s charitable mission to disseminate its research findings to a wide audience, and assist the Institute in marketing its services to potential funders of research and consultancy.
  • Managing and directing the work of the Communications Officer.

The role is a part-time position (17.5 to 25 hours per week), reporting to the Director of IES. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual with social media, digital marketing, and campaign-based project experience who wants to make a substantial impact to a small, not-for-profit research organisation.

In addition, we offer a collective salary supplement; a defined benefit contributory pension scheme; 27 days’ annual leave; plus bank holidays and four closure days (pro rata); flexible working arrangements; employee assistance programme; occupational health support; and further opportunities for training and development.

This job will be based at the Institute’s head office in Brighton. 

How to apply

Please submit a covering letter, demonstrating how your skills and experience meet the requirements in the job description and person specification, your salary expectations and a copy of your CV, along with a completed equal opportunities monitoring form.  

Closing date for applications: Midday Monday, 23 October, 2017.

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