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Communications and Events Officer

Contract Type
Fixed Term
Events, Marketing & Public Relations, Media & Communications
from £28,721 to £33,244 pa
Expiry Date
The Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa (FLCA) is seeking an exceptional communications professional to develop and deliver communication and event strategies that tell the story of what we do.

Job Description

Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa (IGA)

Communications and Events Officer

Salary from £28,721 to £33,244 pa inclusive, with potential to progress to £35,768 pa inclusive. Appointments are usually made at the bottom of the salary scale.

This is a fixed term appointment for 3 years



This role also offers a suitable candidate the opportunity to join one of the foremost social science universities in the world, with a global reach and international student intake. Whether we are encouraging debate or sharing insights from our latest research findings, communications play an integral role in our commitment to bringing about real-world impact by informing those who are motivated to better understand the challenges and opportunities faced by Africa.


The Centre promotes independent academic research and teaching; open and issue-oriented debate; and evidence-based policy making across LSE. FLCA accomplishes this by connecting different social science disciplines and by working in partnership with Africa bringing African voices to the global debate. Centre for Public Authority and International Development’s (CPAID) is an associated research centre, funded by the ESRC, which aims to produce high-quality research and evidence that can help to generate informed and successful international development policies, in particular in crises-affected areas in Africa.


As part of a dynamic team, the postholder will contribute to enhancing the internal and external communications of the centres and their engagement with relevant audiences through established channels, such as the web, social media, direct mailing and events. The postholder will be encouraged to break new ground in internal and external communications, research dissemination and digital engagement, including the imaginative use of text, imagery and multimedia, public events and social media.


The suitable candidate will have significant experience and expertise in communications, and the technical ability to employ these skills across a wide range of online and offline channels. The postholder will also have previous experience of working to deliver public and closed events and of managing a varied workload. As an excellent writer, the candidate will also possess excellent organisational skills, a responsive and flexible attitude and strong attention to detail. A self-starter, you have the ability to work on your own initiative and enjoy working as part of a team. An interest in or knowledge of issues pertaining to the African continent will be beneficial in this role. 


This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and organised communications and events professional to join a busy and friendly team, to interact with our motivated and dedicated students and alumni, and a chance to make a genuine contribution to the ongoing development and success of the centres.



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.


To apply for this post, please go to If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email


The closing date for receipt of applications is 1 October 2017 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.


Interviews will take place week commencing 9 October 2017