We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative, and organised person to help develop and deliver the Nuffield Foundation’s communications activity, including leading on our events programme.
The Communications and Events Manager is a vital role within our small communications team, working to build audience engagement and to increase the profile and influence of the Nuffield Foundation and the work that we fund.
An important part of the role is to lead on the development and delivery of our events programme, including online, face-to-face and hybrid events. Like many organisations, the pandemic has changed the way we conceive of events and prompted us to think afresh about the opportunities they provide for audience engagement. This role provides an exciting opportunity to lead and to innovate as we take our events programme into its next phase – enhancing our online events, developing new hybrid formats and maximising the potential of our new, central London events space.
The Communications and Events Manager will also work with our in-house research and policy specialists to provide communications advice and support to the people we fund. Our goal is to identify and engage our target audiences with the research we fund, which addresses some of the most pressing challenges facing the UK. Challenges such as how to mitigate the most harmful social impacts of the pandemic, how to give all children the best start in life, and how to improve work and family life for people, particularly the most disadvantaged.
Working with others in the team, you will also plan and implement communications activity to engage our audiences with the Foundation’s work, including promotion of our funding opportunities, writing and editing content for our website and publications, and helping to broaden and diversify our audiences.
We are looking for someone with experience across the communications mix, including end-to-end events management, media relations and content creation across different channels. Our work focuses on research and policy in education, justice and welfare, and while you don’t need to be an expert in those areas, you should have an enthusiasm to develop knowledge of them and the ability to quickly get to grips with the landscape in which the Foundation operates, our strategy and our target audiences.
You will enjoy working in a team environment and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. You will be confident working with a range of stakeholders, including subject specialists and academics. We are seeking someone who can think creatively about communicating complex and technical research and can work independently on a range of projects. You will be highly organised, with good project management skills and the ability to work on multiple projects at once.
We for looking for someone with excellent writing and editing skills. You will be able to turn your hand to writing marketing copy, editing reports and other content, and producing event materials to a high standard. You will be able to distil key messages from research evidence and use them to create content for a range of communication channels and audiences.
You will have experience of managing both online and face-to-face events, using Zoom, Microsoft Teams and/or other platforms. You will be confident working with audio visual equipment and systems and have experience of using data for analysis, reporting and evaluation.
Audience engagement is a big part of the role and you will have knowledge and experience of using databases/CRM systems to develop and segment audiences. Having recently implemented an upgrade of our CRM systems, you will be excited about the opportunities that brings and play an active role in maximising the benefits for audience development.
How to apply
Please click through to our website to apply. The closing date for applications is 09:00am (GMT) on Tuesday 8th February 2022, with interviews taking place via video on the 16th and/or 17th February.
About the Nuffield Foundation
The Nuffield Foundation is an independent charitable trust with a mission to advance educational opportunity and social well-being.
We fund research that informs social policy, primarily in Education, Welfare and Justice. We also provide opportunities for young people to develop skills and confidence in science and research.
We are the founder and co-funder of Nuffield Council on Bioethics, Nuffield Family Justice Observatory and the Ada Lovelace Institute.
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