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Communications Assistant

Salary:  £21,930 to £25,217 per annum
Initial appointment will be in the above range per annum (depending on experience)
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (12 months)
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Thursday 31 October 2019
Reference:  28-2019

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is a leading global institution for research, teaching and learning, and impact and communications, based at the University of Sussex.  

Our vision is of equal and sustainable societies, locally and globally, where everyone can live secure, fulfilling lives free from poverty and injustice. We believe passionately that cutting-edge research, knowledge and evidence are crucial in shaping the changes needed for our broader vision to be realised, and to support people, societies and institutions to navigate the challenges ahead.

We are seeking a highly motivated team member to provide communications support to a portfolio of knowledge projects. Working closely with colleagues in the Knowledge, Impact and Policy team, this role requires excellent communications, editorial, marketing and organisational skills alongside a creative flair and a proactive approach to work.

Tasks will include: 

  • Support the production of printed materials including marketing materials, research reports, policy briefs and case studies.
  • Produce online content including blogs, news stories, social media posts and multimedia content.
  • Work as part of a team to contribute to innovative communications planning - ensuring that communications products are delivered to high standards, in timely, relevant and engaging formats suited to the audiences needs.

Due to project funding this role is initially envisaged as a fixed term 12 month contract.

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Our vision is of equal and sustainable societies, locally and globally, where everyone can live secure, fulfilling lives free from poverty and injustice. 



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