Media Campaigns Support Officer

Swindon, Wiltshire
£29,900 per annum
09 Jan 2017
26 Jan 2017
Press Officer
Full Time
Contract Type

Media Campaigns Support Officer (IRC239155)
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Salary £29,900 per annum 

About us

As the main funding agency for engineering and physical sciences research, our vision is for the UK to be the best place in the world to Research, Discover and Innovate.

By investing £800 million a year in research and postgraduate training, we are building the knowledge and skills base needed to address the scientific and technological challenges facing the nation. Our portfolio covers a vast range of fields from healthcare technologies to structural engineering, manufacturing to mathematics, advanced materials to chemistry. The research we fund has impact across all sectors. It provides a platform for future economic development in the UK and improvements for everyone's health, lifestyle and culture.

About the role

This role is an exciting opportunity to support the work of the Research Councils communications teams. You will take ownership of reactive media enquiries and secure consistent national, regional and sector specific media coverage for strategic campaigns. You will be well supported with training and the chance to learn from experienced and dedicated communications professionals. You will also provide coordination and support to relevant collective groups, activities and campaigns. This is a full time, two year fixed term contract.  

Full job description is available through our job board

About you

The ability to work easily with colleagues on multiple sites and an open, flexible attitude to the challenges presented everyday by a fast-changing media landscape is a given. A sound knowledge of, and interest in, research is essential. You will preferably have a degree in science/arts or equivalent experience alongside excellent written and oral English communication skills. You will be able to work autonomously to deadlines and have strong proof-reading and editing skills.


EPSRC are offering you a benefits package which includes a generous pension, 30 days annual leave plus privilege days and bank holidays, flexible working hours, cycle to work scheme and private health screening.

How to apply

Applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services. For further information and to apply please visit and upload a CV and cover letter. Applicants who would like to receive this advert in an alternative format (e.g. large print, Braille, audio or hard copy), or who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on 01793 867003 and quote IRC239155.

For more information on EPSRC; visit:

Closing date for this vacancy is 26 January 2017.

Interviews to be held in Swindon on 03 February 2017.

Please note: Candidates must have the right to work in the UK, EPSRC does not hold a sponsorship licence.

EPSRC is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Final appointments will be subject to a pre employment screening