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Communications Manager (Maternity cover FTA - flexible homeworking available)

The Physiological Society
Closing date
11 Jul 2022

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Marketing & PR
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity to lead the communications team of a forward thinking, creative science organisation - and share your passion for science!

The Communications Manager (Maternity Cover) is responsible for planning, co-ordinating and evaluating our communications deliverables, including leading on messaging and our data-driven marketing approach.

The Physiological Society

We promote physiology and support those working in the field by organising world-class scientific meetings, offering grants for research, collaboration and international travel, and by publishing the latest developments in our leading scientific journals, The Journal of Physiology, Experimental Physiology and Physiological Reports.

The position

We are looking for a maternity cover for our Communications Manager. The Communications Manager delivers effective integrated communications plans to promote membership of The Society and to showcase our conferences, three journals and our science communication activities that raise the profile of physiology among the public and key stakeholders.

The main areas of responsibility are:

Strategic communications and coordination across the organisation

Working with the Head of Strategy, Policy and Communications, coordinate communications activity across The Society to ensure a coherent and effective narrative to support our core aims.

Marketing communications

Develop and implement marketing communications plans for our membership, events and journals, working closely with the relevant staff teams.

Raising physiology's visibility

Proactively identify creative opportunities to deliver our vision of physiology flourishing through promotion of the discipline and The Society through channels such as the media and working with other organisations. React quickly to current events, with the right content on the right channels at the right time.

Innovative content

Design and deliver innovative content that makes us stand out.

Line management

Line management of two Communications Officers.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone with a minimum of three years' experience in media and communications.

You will be innovative, creative and forward thinking, with strong communication, interpersonal and organisational skills.

The position is a fixed term contract to cover maternity leave. Our head office is in Farringdon, London with flexible home working available.

What can we offer you?

We offer great benefits including 30 days holiday (including our Christmas office closure days); non-contributory pension scheme; life assurance; flexible working; and, excellent training and development opportunities.

We are committed to actively promoting equality, diversity and inclusivity. To this end we would welcome applications from individuals from underrepresented groups, including minoritised communities and applicants with a disability, to better reflect the community we support and help broaden our perspectives.

To apply, please email a CV and covering letter to Jennie Wallace, HR Manager.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a suitable application for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.
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