REACH Communications and Knowledge Exchange Manager (Maternity Cover)

University of Oxford

Oxford, UK 🇬🇧

Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, School of Geography and the Environment, South Parks Road, Oxford

Grade 6: £29,614 p.a.

The REACH programme is a nine-year (2015-2024) programme funded by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). This project involves a research consortium of global leaders in water science, policy and practice. It aims to increase water security for ten million people in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia by 2024 and is one of UK FCDO’s largest investments in water security research.

The Communications and Knowledge Exchange Manager is responsible for the strategy and delivery of internal and external communications for the programme, and ensuring the effective delivery of the Research into Action Strategy. You will be an experienced and self-motivated communications or knowledge exchange specialist who will work closely with all members of the consortium to communicate the programme’s research and bring about change in policy and practice. The post-holder will also lead the organisation of a programme of events including annual workshops and conferences.

The successful candidate will combine the experience and capability of delivering innovative communications or knowledge exchange work with ideally a knowledge of water security for poverty reduction. You will be a keen team player and have the ability to build strong working relationships with University staff and international partners. Excellent writing skills and experience in planning and managing budgets is essential. The role will involve some overseas travel.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an ambitious research programme and global science-practitioner partnership working to deliver significant benefits for people living in poverty.

Applications are particularly welcome and encouraged from women, black, and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in posts in SoGE. SoGE and SSEE are committed to equality and value diversity.

The post is part-time (60% FTE over 3 days) fixed-term until 30 November 2022.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 29 October 2021, and interviews will be held in early November 2021.

Contact Person :HR AssistantVacancy ID :153798
Contact Phone :Closing Date & Time :29-Oct-2021 12:00
Contact Email :[email protected]

153798 – Job Description and Person Specification




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