Communications Officer for the Sustainable Gas Institute (SGI) and the H2FC Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Supergen Hub

Department of Earth Science & Engineering

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Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London, UK


  • Posted on: 11th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £39,309 - £48,226
  • REF: ENG01898
  • Closes: 30th November 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

Job summary

The Sustainable Gas Institute and Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Supergen Hub (H2FC Supergen) seeks an outstanding individual to manage all internal and external communications. The post-holder will be responsible for communicating the depth and breadth of the Institute’s and Hub’s capacity to a range of stakeholders (e.g., in academia, industry, policy and funding environments). This post is an exciting and varied opportunity to make a valued contribution to a world-class university.

This role would suit an ambitious individual with a strong communications background, including the use of social media, and events planning, who has a keen interest in energy sector, science and engineering research and policy.

Duties and responsibilities

Your main duties & responsibilities will include:

  • Work with the Operations Manager on the development of the SGI and H2FC Supergen website working with external suppliers to deliver a high quality easy to use website in English
  • Manage the delivery of the events programme for the H2FC Supergen Hub (workshops, report launches and an industry conference).
  • Lead and project manage the design and typesetting of SGI and H2FC Supergen White Papers.
  • Support the White Paper launch events to ensure maximum impact with key stakeholders in government and media coverage.
  • Ensure that the communications strategy complements the overall SGI/ H2FC Supergen aims and pays particular attention to international nature of the SGI/ H2FC Supergen.
  • Engage and maintain relationships with UK academics and staff to ensure effective production and dissemination of all communications, and related, material.
  • Write comfortably for a variety of audiences and formats, for example, communicating news and research activities to stakeholders working in academia, industry and policy.

Essential requirements

To be eligible for this role you must have:

  • A good undergraduate level (or equivalent) degree.
  • Experience of working independently and as a part of a team
  • Experience managing websites and social media accounts in a professional setting.
  • Experience planning and executing organisational communication strategies.
  • Experience, planning and managing high-profile public events in an academic/industry environment (or similar).

Further information

This is a full time fixed term contract to commence asap till 31 December 2022. The post is based in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering (Sustainable Gas Institute office) at Imperial College London (South Kensington Campus) but will also include working from home.

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Emily Govan at

Further information about the post is available in the job description.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check if required

As this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, at the appropriate level, will be required for the successful candidate.

Further information about the DBS disclosure process can be found at or by telephoning 03000 200 190. You may also wish to view the College’s DBS webpage for policy statements on the Recruitment and Employment of Ex-Offenders and the Secure Storage, Use, Retention & Disposal of Disclosures and Disclosure Information.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations:

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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