Communications and Events Manager

United Kingdom
Jun 13, 2018
Jun 26, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
We are currently looking for two Communications Managers to join our Communications team, part of the Public Involvement and External Engagement (PIEE) team. 

One post is available on a 0.6fte permanent basis and the other post is a 12 month fixed term contract post for up to full time. Please outline in your application which role you will be applying for. If you would like to be considered for part time hours on the fixed term contract post, please indicate what working pattern you can offer. 

Interviews are likely to be held during w/c 9th July 2018. 

With excellent communications and planning skills, you will be capable of building and maintaining strong working relationships with senior managers, researchers and clinicians and ideally have experience of project management. You will have a proven track record of success in a relevant communications or public relations role, or similar transferrable experience, with experience of digital communications and delivering campaigns through web and a range of social media. Experience of working in a press office or with the media would also be an advantage.

You will be educated to at least degree level or equivalent and ideally have some experience of research and/or its management in an NHS or health setting.  You will have excellent organisational and planning skills, and already have responsibility for managing discrete areas of work or projects. Familiarity with HTML and web publishing, including content management systems would be an advantage. Strong team-working skills are essential and you will join an enthusiastic and supportive team.

The University of Southampton is in the top one per cent of universities worldwide and has an international reputation for research, teaching and enterprise activities. The University offers excellent benefits including generous holidays, flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to develop your career in a professional and friendly working environment

The Wessex Institute is a community of multidisciplinary academics, professionals and specialists, working together to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research. We are based at the Chilworth Science Park which offers a pleasant, spacious and green working environment, with coffee shop, childcare facilities, limited free car parking, and cycle parking facilities. It has good transport access, including a commuter bus link. 

If you have any questions about the posts please contact Sarah Fryett (, Senior Communications Manager, NETSCC.


Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Ita Holmes (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 9002. Please quote reference 1021518VB on all correspondence.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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