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Research Impact and Communications Officer

Reference
VAC-17393
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Sector
Education
Location
London
Salary
£35,999 to £43,360
Expiry Date
16/05/2019
We are seeking a dynamic Research Impact and Communications Officer to support the management of knowledge exchange and impact processes within PSSRU and NIHR SSCR

Job Description

 

This is a fixed term appointment for 24 months in the first instance

 

The Personal Social Services Research Unit is an internationally recognised research centre based at the LSE. Directed by Professor Martin Knapp, PSSRU carries out high-quality research particularly in the areas of long-term care and mental health economics and policy. We place significant emphasis on impact from our research to support improvements in social and health care, and thereby improve lives. PSSRU is affiliated to the NIHR School for Social Care Research (NIHR SSCR) which conducts and commissions world-class research on adult social care practice in England. Directed by Professor Martin Knapp, NIHR SSCR is a partnership between seven universities and is led at LSE until April 2024.

 

We are seeking a dynamic Research Impact and Communications Officer to support the management of knowledge exchange and impact processes within PSSRU and NIHR SSCR, to include: identifying and supporting the development of the impact of research led by PSSRU and funded by NIHR SSCR; communicating research findings to key stakeholders; and carrying out knowledge exchange activities to enhance the potential impact from our research. The successful postholder will play a strategic role in knowledge exchange and impact processes, as well as leading day-to-day activities themselves.

 

Candidates should have:

  • Experience of working in a communications or research policy role
  • An interest in social care practice and research
  • Experience of writing (news, blogs, reports and website copy) and/or editing specialist publications
  • Evidence of excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience of building and developing networks with internal and external contacts

 

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

 

For further information about the post, please see the job description and the person specification.


If you have any queries about applying on the online system, or require an alternative format for the application, please e-mail: hr.jobs@lse.ac.uk

 

The closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 16 May 2019 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.