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Events and Communications Officer

Contract: Permanent 
Location: 28 Bedford Square, London WC1
Reports to: Communications Manager
Salary: circa £30,000 to £34,000 per annum

We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative, and organised person to plan, deliver and enhance the Foundation’s programme of events, and to support the Communications Manager in delivering our communications activity.

This is a new role, boosting our events and communications capacity at an exciting time for the Foundation, with a newly appointed CEO, and the planned launch of our revised strategy. You will be responsible for the end-to-end management of the Foundation’s events, which connect researchers with policy-makers and provide opportunities for stimulating debate on some of the important social policy issues in the UK. The Events and Communications Officer will work with high-profile academics and the Foundation’s internal policy specialists to produce engaging and professional events, from roundtables and workshops, to seminars and conferences. In addition, the Events and Communications Officer will lead on development and delivery of new ‘showcase’ events for the Foundation, such as an Annual Lecture and Annual Symposium.

Responsibilities will include researching and inviting speakers, writing marketing and promotional materials, and identifying target audiences, as well as full administrative support. The Events and Communications Officer will also be responsible for follow-up activity, such as wider dissemination of event content, evaluation, and reporting.

Work on events will account for approximately 60 per cent of the role. The remaining time will be spent supporting the Communications Manager in planning and delivery of communications activity. A key responsibility will be to write, edit and distribute updates and materials for external and internal audiences across various channels, such as monthly updates for staff and trustees, the Foundation’s e-newsletter, and website copy. You will also provide creative, editorial and operational support for communications projects, such as reports, marketing materials, and website development, and internal communications. Both aspects of the role will require some routine administration.

We are looking for someone who is interested in education and social policy who can quickly get to grips with our portfolio of research and identify opportunities for engaging our stakeholders through stimulating and productive events.

The ideal candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to turn research findings into concise and compelling copy. S/he will have events management experience, strong project management skills and a methodical and organised approach.

For full details, please download the job description and person specification. 

To apply, please send your CV together with a covering letter addressing the criteria in the Person Specification to recruitment@nuffieldfoundation.org to reach us by Tuesday 2 May 2017.

Interviews for this role are expected to be held on either 18 or 22 May 2017 at the Nuffield Foundation.