Social Media and Communications Officer
Salary: £31,931 per annum
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Location: Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, Oxfordshire
An opportunity has arisen in our Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) for a Communications and Social Media Officer based at our Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire. With a particular focus on providing content for and maintenance of STFC's social media channels, the role will also include other communications activity including support for internal communications, crafting new video and photographic content, and community and public engagement.
STFC is one of Europe's largest multi-disciplinary research organisations, working with some of the most exciting and inspiring science in the world. We operate five laboratories across the United Kingdom and manage the UK's involvement in major international science bodies including CERN.
The Social Media Officer (SMO) is most of the time self-managing in this role - very much taking on the responsibility of the job and crafting and shaping our social media campaigns but with oversight from the Head of Communications. We need someone who will quickly develop a mix of an outstanding knowledge of STFC and the work we do and have the skills to create and deliver the right material for our social media channels - Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube etc. The SMO is the UK representative on these various networks and speaks on behalf of STFC without supervision and then reports back on what is being proposed or enacted. The Social Media Officer has a responsibility to monitor how the reputation of STFC is perceived across our social media channels and flag any issues.
This role will suit an ambitious and talented communications professional looking to expand their experience in a high-profile environment, working with some of the most inspiring and forward-looking people in the world. You will self-manage in order to produce content for our multiple social media channels by: Searching for existing content we can reuse from our various networks - UKRI, BEIS, CERN etc, but also liaises with those national and international networks to craft new material to support campaigns e.g. Women in STEM.
- A degree, preferably with some communications or science component and strong English writing skills
- Professional experience of a communications environment including excellent knowledge of Social Media and experience of using it in a corporate context
- Ability to create short films and other visual content in a fast-paced environment
- Excellent written and verbal communication
- Confident use of Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel
- Excellent attention to detail and proof-reading skill
- Good standard of grammar (written and verbal)
- Ability to work to tight deadlines.
Choosing to come to work at UKRI means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits including a flexible working scheme, a Career Average Revalued Earnings pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance, access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme.
Applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services, to see more details and to apply please visit our job board. Please include a covering letter outlining how you fit the role criteria.
The closing date for applications is 3rd September 2021.