Job: Senior Communications and Events Officer – Pathways for Prosperity

Grade 6: £27,830 - £34,189 p.a.

The Blavatnik School of Government is looking to recruit a talented Senior Communications and Events Officer to join the Secretariat for Pathways for Prosperity Commission on Technology and Inclusive Development, funded by the Gates Foundation.

This project brings together a diverse group of commissioners who are global leaders from government, the private sector and academia. In collaboration with international development partners, developing country governments, private sector leaders, emerging entrepreneurs and civil society, the Commission aims to catalyse new conversations and to encourage the co-design of country-level solutions to make frontier technologies work for the benefit of the world’s poorest and most marginalised.

Reporting to the Head of Communications and Events, this new post will provide administrative and logistical support for Commission events, communications and outreach activities. The Commission stages a number of events, a significant number of which are international in nature.

The postholder will work with the Head of Communications and Events, the Communications and Events Officer and the wider team to support the delivery of a range of activities related to the Commission’s engagement, promotional and communications needs. The postholder will manage both the production and the dissemination of reports, articles, videos and infographics and help keep the website up-to-date with stories, articles and promotional materials; manage logistics for key events (including venues, catering, accommodation, travel, and any other relevant requirements for Commission events); and help maintain tracking and project management systems.

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, preferably with experience of writing articles, copy for websites, and/or video production skills. They should be a self-starter, with experience of fast-moving and demanding environments and a proven ability to work in a collaborative manner. Relevant work experience and demonstrable experience using social media in a professional communications capacity are essential.

Availability to work flexibly, including outside normal office hours and at weekends on occasions, may be required for this role.

For more details and information on how to apply, please look at the further particulars below. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon UK time on Monday 7 January 2019. To apply, visit the University of Oxford website.