Communications Officer (Research)

University of Oxford

Internal Applicants Only.

Working as the communications expert for Research Strategy and Funding team, this role promises to be exciting, challenging and dynamic. The successful applicant will be keen to engage with the many issues and opportunities that arise in our world-leading, internationally recognised Medical Sciences Division, and be a pivotal member of the friendly, welcoming and supportive team.

The role holder will report to the Head of Communications and have a specific focus on supporting the Research Strategy and Funding team’s strategic research theme in Global Health. The role holder will actively raise the profile and visibility of Oxford Global Health both internally and externally, and will produce high-quality, engaging content for websites, social media and internal communications, assist with promoting events, support the development of thematic networks, and identify opportunities to progress the team’s objectives.

The successful applicant will have proven communications or marketing experience, as well as demonstrable experience working simultaneously across multiple projects, managing varied deadlines, and prioritising workload effectively. You will be adept at maintaining open, clear communication with theme leads and other relevant stakeholders, and the ability to confidently, and sometimes independently, advocate for the use of best practice communication methods (rather than just jumping on trends). The role holder should have a good knowledge of digital communications and experience working with Microsoft Office suite of applications. Experience working in a higher education environment is desirable.

This position is full-time (although part time at a minimum of 0.8 FTE will be considered) on a fixed-term contract initially until 30 September 2024 with the possibility to extend provided further external funding is available.  This post is available as soon as possible and may be offered as a secondment opportunity.

You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.  For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Alison Brindle, Head of Communications (Medical Sciences Division) at 

[email protected]

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 20 December 2023.

We expect to hold interviews week commencing 8 January 2024.

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