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Communications Officer

London School of Economics
Contract Type
Fixed Term
£34,736 to £42,019 pa inclusive
Expiry Date
We want to cultivate a vibrant, dynamic and critical global voice towards social and economic equity. Join us to help shape and drive a communications strategy with a purpose, working across platforms, languages and issues.

Job Description

We are the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity (AFSEE) programme, established in the fall of 2016 through a 20-year, £64m gift from Atlantic Philanthropies. Our goal is to harness ground-breaking research and activism to cultivate a sustainable, catalytic and effective community of Fellows working towards social and economic equity at a global scale. Our Fellows are social change leaders committed to understanding and challenging the root causes of inequality, and experienced in fighting inequality through grassroots, civil society, campaigning organisations, and beyond. We work with nodes in South Africa and Chile, as part of a broader network of six ground-breaking Atlantic Fellowship programmes which focus on racial, health and social equity through a range of engagements around the world.


We are looking for a communicator to inspire and effectively deliver our communications strategy, offering a compelling vision of social change. This role is ideal for a communications professional driven by values which embody social and economic equity and deeply skilled at strategic communications for social impact. You will have a strong understanding of global inequalities, of trajectories for systemic change and be attuned to the needs of leaders who are working to bring about a more equitable and just world.


The Communications Officer will work as part of a compact team within the International Inequalities Institute passionately committed to deliver a best-in-class fellowship programme, and to make a distinct contribution to the global debate on social equity and economic justice. You will be proactively engaged with Atlantic Fellows, eminent scholars and a range of activists and movement leaders from around the world in translating imaginative ideas to print, digital and event-based formats.


The expected start date for this role is 3 September 2018 or earlier. It is anticipated that shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview at the LSE on 16 July 2018.


We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.


For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.


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The closing date for receipt of applications is 26 June 2018 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.