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Head of Communications and Engagement

Salary:  £47,114 to £58,562 per annum
Initial appointment will be in the above range per annum (depending on skills and experience)
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Wednesday 05 January 2022
Reference:  36-2021

This is an exciting opportunity to lead marketing and communications at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). The role requires someone passionate and committed to social justice and the promotion of marginalised voices in global debates.

The Head of Communications and Engagement leads a dynamic team responsible for both our marketing and fundraising communications and our external affairs. The key priority for this role is to align IDS’ centrally coordinated communications and marketing activities with our brand, strategy and vision. They will ensure the excellence of our corporate website and social media platforms, corporate literature, and high-profile IDS events. The post-holder will strengthen our ability to promote cutting-edge research and grow demand for our post-graduate and professional development courses. The successful applicant will need to demonstrate the skills and experience necessary to successfully shape the marketing and communications strategy of an international research organisation.

The role is based near Brighton in the UK, requires being on call for occasional out of office hours duties and will involve some international travel.

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IDS is committed to eliminating discrimination, and to embedding and supporting equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce, in our work and in all our activities. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity and particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented at IDS.

Our vision is of a more equitable and sustainable world, where people everywhere can live their lives free from poverty and injustice.

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