Communications Officer

University of Leeds
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Up to £14.14 per hour
Closing date
7 Mar 2024

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Communications Officer

4 week temp assignment

Full time office hours, hybrid


£14.14 per hour

Are you an experienced communications professional, passionate about using your skills to improve care? Would you like to engage with healthcare professionals, researchers, patients and the public to share their experience and promote research? Would you like to lead programmes of work across the country and with partner organisations, working across communication disciplines?

The role reports into one of the Communications Managers, and the post holder will lead their own communication projects and support the Communications Manager or other team members on key projects.

As a Communications Officer, your duties will include:

  • Responsibility for specific communications projects using and supporting a wide range of channels including the website, social media channels and newsletters
  • Day to day, this will include:
  • Producing and editing engaging web content (copy, videos and images)
  • Internal communications: responsible for producing the NIHR Clinical Research Network's weekly internal newsletters and publishing staff blogs
  • Strategically planning, sourcing and creating dynamic social media content
  • Researching and writing materials (news articles, press releases, printed material, mass email marketing)
  • Interviewing staff and patients to write case studies
  • Designing and producing brochures and booklets
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of communications activity

  • To deliver in this role, you will need to work independently, manage and direct your own workload, to ensure you meet changing demands.

  • Strong internal and external stakeholder management skills. The ability to liaise effectively with stakeholders at various levels of seniority, demonstrating a high level of personal confidence and flexibility.

  • Manage external suppliers such as design agencies, printers and couriers.

  • Effectively and appropriately communicate with members of the public via face to face, written and telephone contact.

You will have:

  • Demonstrable experience of creating strong digital content using creative software to engage stakeholders across a variety of channels
  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to use different writing styles for various channels and audiences
  • Web editing experience with a knowledge of accessibility requirements and SEO
  • Experience of running effective social media accounts
  • Graphic design experience using Adobe InDesign or similar
  • Producing videos and podcasts using audio-visual equipment
  • Effective organisational skills demonstrated by a proven ability to successfully manage and complete multiple projects while prioritising your work to manage time effectively and deliver results on time


More than 7,500 people work at the University of Leeds. They’re one of the top 100 universities in the world, and were even named ‘University of the Year 2017’ in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide.

Established in 1904, the University of Leeds has a strong tradition of academic excellence, which is reflected in first-class student education and world-leading research. Join the team, and there are plenty of on-campus facilities that you can make use of - including a £12 million on-campus fitness centre complete with a pool, climbing wall and sports hall; a supermarket, cafes and bars; and one of the UK’s largest and most renowned libraries.

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