Digit Research Communications & Impact Manager Ref 8977

Post Title: Digit Research Communications & Impact Manager
School/department: University of Sussex Business School, Digital Futures at Work ESRC Research Centre (Digit)
Hours: part time hours considered up to 0.6FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term until 31 December 2024 
Reference:  8977
Salary: Starting at £34,304 to £40,927 per annum, pro-rata
Placed on: 20 June 2022
Closing date: 04 July 2022 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

This vacancy is only open to those currently employed by the University of Sussex.

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.

The purpose of this role is to manage, guide and deliver on communication of research and impact for the Digit research centre, in order to raise the profile and maximise engagement between Digit researchers and end users. As a senior member within the Digit management group, the post-holder will be responsible for creating and delivering the overall communications and impact strategy of the Centre, impact reporting, leading on stakeholder engagement, managing and tracking the Centre’s impact.

You will be an experienced communications professional with an interest in Digit’s research and higher education, a passion for delivering impact and positive change, and well-developed managements and interpersonal skills.

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.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref 8977 [PDF 144.19KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

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

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

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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