Communications Manager

Imperial College London

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Job summary

Can you help us build a cleaner, greener, fairer future for all? We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Communications Manager to lead the Communications Team at the Grantham Institute, Imperial College London’s hub for climate change and the environment, and one of its Global Challenge Institutes. This role is to cover a secondment and we are looking for the successful candidate to start as soon as possible, ready to lead on the…

Job description
Job summary

Can you help us build a cleaner, greener, fairer future for all? We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Communications Manager to lead the Communications Team at the Grantham Institute, Imperial College London’s hub for climate change and the environment, and one of its Global Challenge Institutes.

This role is to cover a secondment and we are looking for the successful candidate to start as soon as possible, ready to lead on the communications priorities for the next year:

  • Lead the development of a new communications strategy that reflects a new structure in the Institute and Imperial’s new strategy.
  • Lead the development of a new Grantham Institute brand, that fits within Imperial’s new brand project.
  • Embed the use of the new Dynamics CRM in communications, events, outreach and public engagement activities.
  • Develop and support the Communications team in line with the Imperial Values, ensuring that wellbeing, workload and EDI plans are in place.
  • Lead a close-knit community of climate change communicators.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Seek opportunities to improve communications methods and processes to increase impact.
  • Represent the Institute in all college-wide communications, events and societal engagement.
  • Lead the development and application of core key messaging, language guide, tone of voice for Grantham Institute communications.
  • Advise others on best practice climate change and environment communications.
  • Lead communications planning for Grantham Institute projects.
  • Deliver and oversee a range of communications services, through training, advice and assisting staff at all levels.
  • Lead the vision, production and dissemination of the Institute’s annual Outlook magazine as Editor-in-Chief.
  • Oversee the application of Imperial’s and the Institute’s brand.

Essential requirements

  • Education: Degree level in a relevant subject, or demonstrable career progression to the appropriate level in Communications, Campaigning, Engagement, Events, Outreach, etc. in a related field to climate change and environment.
  • Experience: Working in higher education or innovation, or otherwise working with evidence to design and deliver strategic communications outputs.
  • Experience: Leadership of a team, demonstrating people skills and development of others.
  • Experience: Demonstrated high level of copywriting in English and editing the work of others.
  • Knowledge: Demonstrable experience in climate change and the environment and the role of academic evidence in driving for solutions to the climate crisis.
  • Abilities: Produce high quality work to tight deadlines.
  • Skills: Good problem-solving, handling issues as they arise and developing guidelines and precedents for unique cases as they are encountered.
  • Skills: Designing processes and using CRM systems to increase engagement with target stakeholders.

Further information

This role is offered full time and fixed term until 15 December 2024. You will be based at South Kensington Campus.

We would welcome someone on secondment, please agree with your line manager before making an application.

There is an expectation that the successful candidate will work flexibly, with occasional evening or weekend work given back as time off in lieu.

If you are thinking about applying for this job and want to discuss it further please contact Grantham Institute Communications Manager Simon Levey [email protected] .  

Want help submitting your application? Please visit the Grantham Institute’s Tips on how to submit a successful application .

Find out more about the Community and Culture at the Grantham Institute.

Should you have any queries about the application process, please contact Gosia Gayer, [email protected] .

Hybrid working may be considered for this role.  Staff working in roles that are suitable for hybrid working will normally be expected to work 60% of their time onsite. The opportunity for hybrid working will be discussed at interview.

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