Centre Communications and Digital Engagement Officer

Department of Education, Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE), Norham Gardens, Oxford

Grade 7: £32,236 – £39,609 p.a.

This role is based at the Department of Education at the University of Oxford. You will be a central member of the CGHE team. You will be responsible for bringing CGHE’s research findings to the world and helping to maximise its impact in education policy and practice. Alongside CGHE’s director, deputy directors and research management committee you will be working with researchers from six UK and eight international universities, media and national and international organisations using CGHE’s research.

The main duties of the postholder, working with CGHE’s researchers, will be to write and disseminate CGHE policy briefings, media releases, articles and features, and other texts; to liaise with journalists, media representatives, and communications officers in the policy space, and at the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and in CGHE Associated Organisations, with a view to maximising CGHE’s impact, profile and reputation; to build and communicate CGHE’s conferences, seminars and public events; to manage and develop the Centre’s visual image; to maintain and develop the CGHE website at the cutting edge; and to deliver interactive digital communications and research-related and policy-related discussion through the website and social networks.

You will be educated to degree level and preferably to postgraduate level, or have equivalent professional experience; you will have proven skills in digital journalism, media relations or a closely related field; you will have outstanding written communication skills, including the ability to write and accurately edit media releases, website copy and communications copy of a specialist nature in a concise and engaging style which is accessible to non-specialists; you will be experienced in producing and evaluating website content and structure, and also in the use of social media to disseminate information, amplify events and media campaigns; you will have matching analytical, administrative and budget management skills; you will have a proven record in managing tasks and priorities, responding quickly and effectively and acting autonomously, proactively and creatively; and you will have outstanding interpersonal and verbal communication skills.

The post is full-time for a fixed-term until 12 November 2020 in the first instance.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 12 November 2018 will be considered. Interviews will be held in late November/early December 2018.

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