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IPR Events & Communications Officer

Job title IPR Events & Communications Officer

Department Institute for Policy Research

Salary Starting from £27,929, rising to £34,308 per annum

Grade Grade 6

Placed on Wednesday 03 August 2022

Closing date Sunday 28 August 2022

Interview date Monday 26 September 2022

Reference CH9650

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We are seeking an experienced professional to deliver events online and in person, to create new content and delivery of this content across multiple communications channels to support the Institute for Policy Research’s wide-ranging communications and policy research and public engagement activities. You'll play a key role in managing our digital presence to external and internal stakeholders, running our events, and communications channels.

Using your knowledge of communications and event management, you'll work closely with the Head of Policy Programmes and Communications and IPR Colleagues to create appropriate content that meets specific user needs. 

You'll have a proven track record of:

  • Event management online and in person
  • Writing for the web with the ability to produce appropriate content 
  • Knowledge of creating other types of content (e.g. images, video, audio, animation) and using these to deliver effective content and campaigns
  • Developing and managing content across multiple digital platforms using a CMS
  • Producing content for multiple social media channels
  • Editing of blogs and publications.

You must be able to communicate effectively and confidently to develop good working relationships. You should have excellent organisational skills, be a good team player and be able to successfully manage your workload, as well as stakeholder expectations.

This opportunity will allow you to:

  • Gain new event management experience
  • Deliver outstanding communications content across multiple channels to highly engaged audiences
  • Make a major contribution to successfully promoting the IPR to external and internal audiences
  • Join a friendly and supportive team that prides itself on building strong relationships, exploring new ideas, and delivering results

This role is offered on a full time (36.5 hours per week) permanent basis. 

For informal discussions about the role please contact Amy Thompson (Head of Policy Programmes and Communications) on at712@bath.ac.uk 

About us:

The Institute for Policy Research (IPR) undertakes and enables policy-relevant research to make an impact, especially through building links with the worlds of policy and practice as well as by increasing public understanding of policy research through our Public Lecture and publications series.

We deliver activities for policymakers, researchers and practitioners to enable two-way learning and original contributions to both research and practice, delivered through our Policy Fellowship Programme, Visiting Fellows and Visiting Policy Fellows Schemes, and the Professional Doctorate and MSc in Public Policy offered with the Department of Social and Policy Sciences at the University of Bath.

What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award

A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require. 

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce; 
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Update to our application process:

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