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Internal Communications Officer

Communications & Engagement

Salary:  £35,377 to £40,611 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Wednesday 02 February 2022
Reference:  PSS-COMS-2022-01

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice. 

We are looking to recruit an Internal Communications Officer, to sit within its Communications & Engagement team, to manage internal staff communications activities across LSHTM that foster a thriving and inclusive staff community. 

The post holder will work to increase reach and engagement of existing activities, work closely with the Internal Communications Manager to develop new initiatives that support key objectives in LSHTM’s strategy, and create and implement internal communications and change communications action plans. The post reports to the Internal Communications Manager.

The ideal candidate will have proven experience of effectively managing internal communications for an organisation, developing staff communications plans for corporate projects and advising on and delivering communications for change programmes. This position requires excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to present information in clear, concise, and compelling ways to technical and non-academic audiences. It also requires excellent organisational and interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships at all levels. 

The post is full time 35 hours per week, 1.0 FTE and fixed-term for 12 months. 

The salary will be on the Professional Services salary scale Grade 5 in the range £35,377 - £40,611 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Wellbeing Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to Please quote reference PSS-COMS-2022-01.

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as "Please see attached CV" will not be considered acceptable. 

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date

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The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We believe that when people feel respected and included, they can be more creative, successful, and happier at work. While we have more work to do, we are committed to building an inclusive workplace, a community that everyone feels a part of, which is safe, respectful, supportive and enables all to reach their full potential.



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