Communications & Engagement Manager for the Henry Royce Institute

£39,992 - £49,149 per annum (depending on experience)
03 Oct 2017
06 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Henry Royce Institute is the UK's home for Advanced Materials research, innovation and commercialisation. With its hub at The University of Manchester, the Institute has spokes at six partner institutions: the Universities of Sheffield, Leeds, Liverpool, Cambridge, Oxford and Imperial College London, as well as at the UK Atomic Energy Authority and National Nuclear Laboratory. The £235m Institute will allow the UK to grow its world-leading research and innovation base in Advanced Materials science, an area which is fundamental to all industrial sectors and the national economy. It is also seen as a crucial element of the Government's Northern Powerhouse initiative which aims to boost economic growth in the North of England and balance the UK economy.

The Communications & Engagement Manager will work with the CEO to develop, manage and coordinate the communications agenda to promote the Royce as a national centre for Advanced Materials Science. They will take a strategic lead in delivering the Royce's branding, communications and collaborative engagement activity with the aim of informing a wide audience about the Institute. The post holder will promote world-class research, nurture commercialisation opportunities in partnership with industry, and work with internal and external stakeholders to contribute to UK PLC and the Northern Powerhouse.

You will have practical knowledge and significant experience in media relations, strategic communications and marketing, and a demonstrable ability to deliver effective communications and marketing activity across a range of channels. Significant experience in media relations, corporate communication, public relations, journalism or marketing is required, as well as the experience of managing a strategic communications function and balancing conflicting and pressing demands. We are seeking a highly motivated, high-achieving and creative individual with an ability to work without close supervision. A degree and/or appropriate professional qualification in public relations or journalism is required.

This role is available asap until 31 December 2019 in the first instance.

The Henry Royce Institute is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women's careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post.
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