Digit Communications & Impact Officer - Ref 1899

School/department: University of Sussex Business School, Digital Futures at Work ESRC Research Centre (Digit)
Hours: Part time hours considered up to a maximum of 0.6 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need)
Contract: Fixed term until 31 December 2024
Reference: 1899
Salary: Grade 6 starting at £30,046 to £33,797 per annum, pro-rata for part time FTE
Placed on: 17 March 2020
Closing date: 20 April 2020 Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date
Expected interview date: As soon as possible
Expected start date: As soon as possible


Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen at the University of Sussex for a high-performing professional to manage communications and impact for the Digital Futures at Work Research Centre (Digit) – an ambitious and dynamic £8m Research Centre funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) examining the digital transformation of work. The post is part-time, fixed-term until December 2024 but with a possibility of extension.

This challenging role sits within the University of Sussex Business School and is line-managed by the Research Centre Manager. The post-holder will be responsible for the overall communications and impact strategy of the Centre, including day-to-day communications (both internal and external), facilitating and tracking the Centre’s impact, and supporting stakeholder engagement. The Communications & Impact Officer will work collaboratively with the Director and the Centre Management Group to develop and implement the Centre’s comms and impact strategy, and in so doing support the overarching ambition to create a world-leading research centre.

For further information or to discuss the role please contact the Centre Manager, Dr Megan McMichael, m.mcmichael@sussex.ac.uk  

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Download the full job description and person specification (reference number 1899) (PDF XKB)

Please note that the University of Sussex is unable to provide visa sponsorship for this position, and thus any applicant should ensure that they have the legal right to work in the UK for the period of the post. The University of Sussex requires all successful applicants to provide proof of permission to work in the UK before they commence work. Should you therefore require further information, please visit the Home Office website.


How to apply

Download our professional services application form [DOC 183.00KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to bmecrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk

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You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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