Digital Communications Officer

Faculty of Medicine Centre

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Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London, UK


  • Posted on: 03rd Nov 2021
  • Salary: £39,309 - £48,226
  • REF: MED02816
  • Closes: 16th November 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

Job summary

You will be joining Imperial College London’s largest faculty at a very special time as the Faculty of Medicine celebrates its silver jubilee year (2022). The Faculty of Medicine’s Digital Communications Officer plays a pivotal role in maintaining and growing Imperial’s reputation as an international centre of excellence for medical education, research, and translation.

Based within the central Faculty office, you’ll work with colleagues from teams including Research Strategy, Education, and Industry Partnerships and Commercialisation, as well as the faculty’s leadership team. You’ll work to ensure the continued delivery of creative, impactful communications for key audience and stakeholder groups: including (but not limited to) Faculty of Medicine staff, students, and alumni; prospective staff and students; key partners and funders; and the general public.

You will be responsible for leading on the delivery of an established programme of digital and internal communications (see below) and you’ll work closely with the Communications Manager to adapt to meet the varied and ever-evolving communications requirements of the Faculty of Medicine.

Duties and responsibilities

You will work as part of a diverse and talented team to deliver the Faculty of Medicine’s communications strategy, with a particular focus on digital and internal communications. This will include the day-to-day management of, and content production for, the Faculty’s social media platforms; the production of monthly internal newsletters; the research and production of online news features and blog posts; and content creation and curation for quarterly alumni communications.

You will provide specialist communications advice to colleagues across the Faculty of Medicine and work collaboratively with communications colleagues across the College to effectively and creatively engage key audiences and stakeholder groups with the Faculty’s key strategic objectives.

You will ensure that principles of equality, diversity, and inclusion are foundational to all communications and engagement activities.

Essential requirements

You’ll have degree-level qualifications or equivalent experience of digital communications-preferably with a scientific/medical/higher education or science communications background. You’ll be a strong communications all-rounder; experienced in producing digital and editorial content that meets the specific needs of varied audience groups.

You’ll have experience of managing social media accounts in a professional setting; be comfortable using communications platforms (like Poppulo or MailChimp) for staff/student engagement; and be a confident and effective writer and editor.

You’ll be at home in a busy working environment, prioritising workloads to meet competing deadlines.

Further information

This post is offered on a full time, fixed-term basis for one year, based at the South Kensington Campus, with some flexible/home working. You will also be expected to travel to other Imperial campuses in London, as appropriate.

This opportunity would also suit an internal secondment for current College staff (subject to managerial/departmental approval).

Should you require any further details on the role, please contact: Al McCartney, Communications Manager,

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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