Communications Officer

Job summary

The role of Communications Officer has been created to support and enhance the activities in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering.  

You will develop and maintain the Departmental website. You will manage the Department’s digital communications including social media and will take a lead role in a variety of internal and external communications for audiences including prospective students (Undergraduate, MSc and PhD), current students, and staff.  

This varied role will require an enthusiastic and proficient person able to manage multiple projects at a time. The post-holder must be proactive in their approach to their duties and be able to work with minimum supervision. The post involves a high level of interaction with staff of all levels as well as students, and the post-holder must combine a professional approach with a friendly and welcoming manner. 

Duties and responsibilities

As part of your duties you will be required to:

  • Develop, monitor and manage the Department’s web pages including coordinating visual, audio and written content 

  • Support the Department’s marketing, communication, public engagement and outreach 

  • Source, write, edit and produce engaging digital content, stories, blogs and features 

  • Support the Department’s summer schools, open days and workshops and contribution to Faculty and College public engagement and outreach activities 

Essential requirements

You should have: 

  • A degree or equivalent, ideally in communications or similar field, or equivalent experience

  • Experience of developing and maintaining websites

  • Experience of writing content for different audiences and across a variety of media channels, including social media.

  • Experience of using web analytics tools and producing reports

Further information

This is an open-ended, part time position for 17.5 hours per week.

In addition to a competitive salary and package of attractive terms and conditions of service, we offer you many more benefits to enjoy, such as career development tailored to your ambitions, an attractive pensions' scheme and generous family leave packages. You will also experience a flexible, supportive work environment with encouragement to achieve and maintain a healthy work-life balance.

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. 

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity

  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams

  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others

  • Deliver positive outcomes

  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination

  • Develop and grow skills and expertise

  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.