Communications and EDI Officer – Shared Prosperity Fund

Imperial College London

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Imperial College London has secured two years of London Shared Prosperity funding as part of the Better Futures 3.0 team led by the Greater London Authority, West London Business and Sustainable Ventures, to deliver economic growth and increase climate action in London through a range of support activities for small businesses. We are looking for a talented communications and EDI team member to help us work effectively with a range of stakeholders, promote our work to the right audiences effectively and engage with all of London’s diverse communities, innovators and citizens.  

The Imperial team is led by Undaunted, Imperial’s climate innovation activity, run in partnership with the Royal Institution, and as part of the Grantham Institute.

You will provide publicity, multi-channel communication activities and event management support for the Imperial part of the project and will also work with the wider Imperial team to ensure that a wide range of London’s relevant actors are included actively in the project. As the project’s communication lead, you will pay close attention to communication with stakeholders and industrial participants to ensure that we build productive relationships with our stakeholders.

You will work together with our partners to identify the protected characteristics that we would like to address specifically through our EDI work in this project and ensure that we set out and implement a programme that makes sure our activities are open and accessible to all Londoners.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Identify and deliver events as part of the Better Futures 3.0 project
  • Develop and maintain the Better Futures 3.0 pages and information on the Undaunted website and input into the Undaunted and Grantham newsletters
  • Develop and deliver impactful social media campaigns for LinkedIn and Twitter accounts to cultivate engagement of the climate innovation community in London with the Better Futures 3.0 project.
  • Write news articles and other communication materials to promote the Better Futures 3.0 main activities.
  • Work with external providers to support Undaunted communications (e.g video producers or graphic designers) and oversee the delivery of work.
  • Contribute to strategic thinking and planning in relation to communications and marketing at Undaunted.
  • Work with our Better Futures 3.0 partners to define EDI objectives for the project and integrate these into the Imperial delivery programme.
  • Develop and implement EDI actions related to the EDI objectives, monitoring progress towards EDI goals.

Essential requirements

  • Work experience or evidenced interest in relevant fields: communications and marketing for sustainability, climate change initiatives
  • Knowledge of EDI considerations and approaches to improve diversity in innovation and/or climate fields
  • Experience of creating engaging content for websites, social media accounts, and marketing materials 
  • Experience with email clients and developing email newsletters
  • Willingness to work flexibly to meet the demands of the role
  • Advanced copywriting and editing skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Further information

This role ispart-time (0.5 FTE), fixed term until 31 March 2025. You will be based at South Kensington Campus and travel to other sites will be required.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Gosia Gayer on [email protected] .

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