Development Studies Association Communications Officer (fixed term, part time)

Job title Development Studies Association Communications Officer (fixed term, part time)

Department Social & Policy Sciences

Salary Starting from £25,728, rising to £31,604 pro rata

Grade Grade 6

Placed on Tuesday 05 June 2018

Closing date Wednesday 04 July 2018

Interview date Monday 16 July 2018

Reference MS5895


A proactive and creative person is sought for an exciting new post as Communications Officer for the Development Studies Association (DSA), based at the University of Bath.

The post-holder will be responsible for developing, delivering and evaluating a strategic approach to communications for the DSA, with a focus on increasing public understanding of developmentissues and advancing the influence of Development Studies in scholarship,policy and practice. This will involve a thorough revision and update of the DSA website; helping to manage and produce communication outputs from a joint DSA/ESRC workshop series; helpingnurture the next generation of Development scholars; and working with Development Studies centres, council, research funding agencies and DSA study groups to enhance public appreciation of Development Studies.

Applicants must have a degree or equivalent and appropriate professional qualification or experience in public relations, advocacy, journalism or marketing. Sound, current knowledge of communications tools and techniques, including the range of opportunities offered by PR, advertising, print, digital and social media; and excellent verbal and written communication skills. You must be able to take initiatives and work independently, but also collaborate effectively with others, including colleagues from diverse backgrounds. Understanding of key global development issues, stakeholders and debates would be a strong advantage.

As the Officer you will work directly with the DSA president and be located within the Department of Social and Policy Sciences Research Communications Team. You will also liaise closely with NomadIT, who are responsible for the administration of the DSA, including some communications activities. 

The post will involve flexible working, with the option to work from home part of the week, but also require some travel and out of hours working. 

This is a fixed term position for 2 years from September. This position is part time working 21.9 hours per week, 0.6 FTE.

For further information contact Sarah White,

Interviews will be held on the 16 July 


The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:
The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.