School Communications and Events Officer

School Communications and Events Officer

Are you an experienced, organised and self-reliant events and communications professional? Would you like to be part of a team within one of the most highly regarded universities in the UK?

King’s College London is looking for a Communications and Events Officer to work in one of its most high-profile schools within the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy: the School of Security Studies, which includes the Department of War Studies, Defence Studies Department and King’s Institute for Applied Security Studies.

The role will be based at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom in Shrivenham with regular working also at the Strand Campus of King’s in central London.

The successful candidate will join a friendly and hard-working team, playing a vital role in supporting our vibrant and busy events programme featuring our world-leading researchers and teachers, and helping them communicate their work to diverse audiences.

The role will also involve organising major conferences, high-profile talks and a graduation ceremony at the Defence Academy. Previous events we have organised have included speakers such as the UK Defence Secretary and other government ministers, the Ukrainian Ambassador to the UK and the Head of the Royal Air Force.

Alongside developing your experience of running major events, this is also a fantastic opportunity to develop your creative communications skills, including producing news stories, copy-editing blogs, producing content for the web, and crafting social media posts to share our cutting-edge research on international relations, conflict and security.

The job would suit someone with excellent organisation, events management and communication skills, including having experience of producing social media content, strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects effectively.

Given the range of research areas covered by the role, and the need to work with a variety of stakeholders, the successful candidate will need to be flexible, comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, and willing to pitch in with a variety of tasks when needed.

The School of Security Studies is located within the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy. Together, we support an inclusive culture and diversity for our staff and students. We welcome applications from people of all abilities and currently under-represented groups, which we are able to support with our range of flexible and inclusive benefits. We currently have an underrepresentation from women, BAME, disabilities and LGBTQ+ communities. As such, we particularly welcome applicants from these groups.

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract.

This is a full-time post.

For further details and to make an application, please click 'apply'.

Swindon, England, UK