DLP job vacancy: Communications Support Officer

Posted on Thursday 24th October 2013

This part-time role involves joining the Developmental Leadership Program (DLP) at an exciting time, as DLP expands its research and communications strategies. Working with DLP's Communications Manager and wider team, the Communications Support Officer will help to communicate DLP's research findings to different audiences (e.g. policymakers, academics, and the media) in wide-ranging countries. This will involve presenting complex ideas concisely, with precision, in accessible and engaging ways.

The post-holder will work on varied projects, developing DLP's website content and social media presence, organising workshops, writing e-alerts, and helping to produce high quality publications. This will include editing and proofreading research reports and policy briefs.

The successful candidate will be a skilled communicator and meticulous editor, with experience across a range of communication channels and a strong interest in research communication.

This flexible position (18 hours per week) will be based in the University of Birmingham's International Development Department, a friendly and vibrant department with a 50-year history of conducting influential research, teaching and consultancy.

This is a fixed-term contract until 30th June 2014 (although additional funding is likely to be secured for a further three years). Application deadline: 04 November 2013. See full details of this role.