Communications & Public Engagement Officer - Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC)

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7075304 (Ref.No. ENVGE1140)
Posted: February 19, 2021

Job Description

Are you an experienced communicator with the ability to write, edit and manage compelling content for a range of channels? Do you have experience of delivering multichannel communication plans? This role will appeal if you are looking for a busy and varied communications role, providing maternity cover for 12 months from May 2021.

The ESRC Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) brings together researchers from the Universities of Leeds, UCL, Liverpool and Oxford. Funded as part of the ESRC Big Data Network, the Centre works with a range of industry partners to enable them to make their data available to trusted researchers to provide solutions that drive economic growth and improve society.

The CDRC further brings together researchers and data scientists from a range of disciplines across the University to support research goals themes including urban mobility, healthy behavior and lifestyles, and ethical and sustainable consumption. The Centre, via its host organisation the Leeds Institute of Data Analytics (LIDA), provides a bridge from commerce, public sector and government to academic research, driving new data sets into research and education.

You will be responsible for developing and implementing multichannel communications and public engagement plans for the CDRC, to raise awareness of data as a resource for academic and applied research; and to promote the Centre’s research, services, training and education activities.

You will be required to develop web and social media content, produce high quality publications such as reports, newsletters and promotional materials and deliver educational and public-engagement events.

You will have a graduate degree or equivalent (preferably in a communications-related subject) and specialist expertise in a wide range of communications and public engagement activities and practices. Knowledge of content management systems, social media and evaluating communications is also essential.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Oliver Mansell, Centre Manager


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  School of Geography
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a. pro rata
Working Time:  60% - Job share/flexible working applications will be considered
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (for 12 months (Maternity cover))
Release Date:  Thursday 18 February 2021
Closing Date:  Saturday 20 March 2021
Reference:  ENVGE1140

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.


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