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Communications Officer

Communications & Engagement

Salary: £34,854 to £40,011 per annum, inclusive.

Closing Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

Reference: PSS-COMS-2020-02-R1

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.

We’re looking for a creative and passionate expert to manage communications for a range of research projects at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Based in the central Communications & Engagement team, the post holder will work across different topics, initially on health economics, financing and policy, COVID-19 and disease transmission, with potential work on a range of other global health topics in the future.

Day to day work on research projects will be directed by the relevant academic principle investigators for a set number of hours per week. Activities include developing and implementing communications strategies; managing websites; producing and managing social media content; developing policy briefs; producing e-newsletters; writing and designing reports and working closely with the Press Office on media activity.

The appointed candidate will have experience of developing and delivering successful communications strategies, and an understanding of how to engage with a range of audiences including government agencies, NGOs, the international research community, academic staff, postgraduate students, and the wider general public. Excellent organisational skills and ability to coordinate and prioritise a complex workload is essential. Communications experience or a background in areas including health economics, financing and policy, COVID-19 and disease transmission is an advantage.

The post is funded initially for one year with a possible extension. The salary will be on the professional support scale at Grade 5 in the range of £34,854 to £40,011 per annum, (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary ‘Director’s Days’. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at Applications should also include the names and email contacts of two referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to Please quote reference PSS-COMS-2020-02-R1.

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable.

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.


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