Job Opportunity: Communications Coordinator

11 February 2019


Communications Coordinator (35 hours)

Centre for Science and Policy (60%)
Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research (40%)

Closing date: Thursday 21 February 2019

The Centre for Science and Policy’s mission is to improve public policy through the more effective use of evidence and expertise. We do this by creating opportunities for public policy professionals and academics to learn from each other. Our approach is based on addressing the questions which policy makers identify, and on building relationships characterised by mutual understanding, respect and trust.

The Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research was established by RCUK (now UKRI) in 2008 as the Global Uncertainties Programme with an aim of delivering high quality and cutting edge research to help improve our understanding of current and future global security challenges. The Partnership is supported by a Research Integrator for the Transnational Organised Crime Theme hosted by CSaP.

We are now seeking a Communications Coordinator, an exciting new opportunity created to lead on all aspects of marketing, web and social media for both CSaP and PaCCS. This is a varied role, which will suit an ambitious, results-focused individual, proficient at managing multiple projects and working flexibly. The role-holder will be based in the CSaP offices on Trumpington Street and will report to the CSaP Head of Programmes.

Funds for this post are available until 31 December 2021 in the first instance.

Initially, employment will be on a temporary basis with the possibility of a fixed term contract being offered at the end of April 2019.

Salary: Grade 7 equivalent - £15.94/hour

Key requirements:

The main focus of this role will be to manage a wide range of activities including writing for the website; producing case studies, policy briefings, newsletters, blogs and an annual report; and to create engaging and shareable content for social media. In particular, the role-holder should have:

  • Significant experience of devising and executing multi-channel communications (including web, twitter and Linked-In)
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills, with the ability to translate complex ideas into simple, compelling communications messages and tailor those messages for different audiences
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability and confidence to develop relationships with key figures within and outside of the University
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment to deliver successful outcomes
  • The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.

To apply for this post, please email your CV together with a covering letter to Please outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role.

Please include details of your referees, including e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your current or most recent line manager.