Economic and Social Research Council
Communications & Engagement Manager
Location: London with occasional travel to the ESRC office in Swindon and
across the UK including overnight stays.
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Salary: £31, 931 (plus £5,129 London weighting)
Administrative Data Research UK (ADR UK) is a partnership transforming the way
researchers access the UK's wealth of public sector data, to enable better informed
policy decisions that improve people's lives. The programme is funded by the Economic
and Social Research Council (ESRC), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
By linking together data held by different parts of government, and by facilitating safe
and secure access for accredited researchers to these newly joined-up data sets, ADR
UK is creating a sustainable body of knowledge about how our society and economy
function - tailored to give decision makers the answers they need to solve important
As Communications & Engagement Manager, you will be part of a five-person
communications team within the Strategic Hub. This team has oversight and strategic
responsibility for the full range of ADR UK's communications activities, including digital
(web, social media and audiovisual), publications, events and media relations, as well
as a strong role in delivering stakeholder and public engagement on behalf of the
Reporting to the Strategic Lead for Communications & Campaigns, the Communications
& Engagement Manager will support the delivery of all the activities listed above.
This role will particularly focus on engaging and communicating with ADR UK's key
stakeholders, including data holders and policy makers (inside and outside of
government), policy influencers and researchers. Working with ADR UK research grant
holders to develop and deliver communications plans for their projects will form a key
part of the role, as will working with the Strategic Lead for Communications &
Campaigns to develop ADR UK's offer to the media and build relationships with key
journalists. Together with the Public Engagement Manager and other members of the
communications team, you will play a key role in the delivery of ADR UK's public
You will also be required to work closely with communications colleagues across the
partnership, facilitating internal communication and ensuring external outputs are
coordinated, on-brand and on-message.
* You will have at least one years' experience in a communications or engagement
role with a proven track record of high-quality outputs.
* Experience of copywriting and editing in-line with a brand and style guide.
* Experience of creating briefings and presentations for senior staff.
* Experience of using a range of communications management and analytics tools
or platforms, such as Hootsuite, Constant Contact, Google Analytics, Meltwater
* Experience of managing a communications plan or grid, scheduling content and
scoping for reactive opportunities.
* Knowledge of or an interest in social science, administrative data research, the
work of ADR UK, and the wider research landscape.
Choosing to come to work at UKRI means that you will have access to a whole host
of benefits including a flexible working scheme, a Career Average Revalued Earnings
pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance, access to employee
shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme.
How to apply
To see more details and to apply please visit our job board. Applicants are
required to provide a CV and Cover Letter providing evidence of how they meet
each of the essential criteria.
The closing date for applications is 20th September 2021