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Media and Communications Officer

Salary on the scale within the range of Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 per annum (with a discretionary range to £44,045 p.a.)

We are looking for a creative, inspirational and driven Media and Communications Officer to join the newly launched Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science (LCDS), an interdisciplinary centre located within the Department of Sociology to lead and develop communications for the Centre. The Centre is committed to work-life balance and flexible working opportunities.


This is a unique opportunity and the Media and Communications Officer will play a key leadership role in setting up, developing and establishing the LCDS’ communications strategy, ensuring that the different target audiences have a clear understanding of the key activities and research achievements of the Centre. The post holder will be instrumental in producing multiple mediums of creative and disruptive communications including dissemination through social media, blogs, podcasts and films. 


Applicants should hold a Master’s degree level or equivalent professional experience. Experience of developing, implementing and evaluating strategic development plans with long-term vision and sustainability; excellent communication skills with high level of attention to detail and the ability to tailor communications for different audiences and through various channels are essential for this post. Experience working in a research or fast-paced environmentwould be desirable.


This is a full time, and in the first instance, a fixed term appointment starting as soon as possible for 3 years, with Centre funding in place until 2029. 


The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon UK time on Monday, 2nd November 2020. You will be required to upload a CV, covering letter, and details of three referees as part of your online application.


To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please visit the University of Oxford Jobs Website.

Job Vacancy ID: 147764

In the upcoming period, we will be advertising for a: 


  • Programmer (5 years in first instance), 

  • Research Facilitator (5 years in first instance),

  • Financial Administrator (5 years in first instance),

  • Communications and Knowledge Exchange (5 years in first instance).

Each year we will also advertise postdoctoral positions and student scholarships in addition to varied academic staff. 

We welcome applications for visiting scholars

Student Scholarships

Each year we will offer a series of student scholarships for a combined Masters (MPhil) and PhD (DPhil) study and standalone PhD (DPhil) scholarships associated with the centre.

This year we will be offering 2 student scholarships. Scholarships cover all University and Tuition Fees, a small living allowance, computer and yearly travel budget. 

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