University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Communications Manager

United Kingdom

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Communications Manager

Are you an adept communicator with a passion for translating intricate concepts into captivating narratives? The Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences (INI) is seeking an experienced Communications Manager to lead our small, dynamic team. As the Communications Manager, you'll craft compelling stories, magnify the Institute's impact, and thrust scientific breakthroughs into the limelight.

The Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences (INI) is a national and international visitor research centre running programmes on themes from across the full breadth of the mathematical sciences, with applications in a very wide range of societal, scientific, and technological areas. The Institute attracts leading scientists, both from the UK and from overseas, to interact on research over extended periods. In recent years, the range of activity has expanded commensurate with the Institute's leading role as part of the UK mathematical community's national infrastructure. INI now supports a range of satellite programmes across the UK, and has nurtured new national initiatives such as the National Academy for Mathematical Sciences and the Knowledge Exchange Hub. As part of the INI, the Newton Gateway to Mathematics acts as a knowledge intermediary for the mathematical sciences, reaching out and engaging with the users of mathematics, in industry, business, public sector and other scientific disciplines. Together, the INI and Newton Gateway facilitate world-class research and innovation across the mathematical sciences.

The role involves managing channels, developing content, and engaging with the local, national and international mathematical community. The Communications Manager will work closely with colleagues to effectively communicate the Institute's activities and promote research undertaken by visiting scholars, for example, developing its broadcast activity (podcasts, livestreamed events). Additionally, they will enhance the Institute's broader marketing and communications efforts, engaging with a range of internal and external stakeholders.

The successful candidate will contribute to an evolving communications strategy, elevating the profile and impact of the Institute's scientific activities across diverse audiences. They will work alongside the director, senior management, the Newton Gateway, and external consultants to achieve the strategic goals. Effective communication skills, scientific writing experience, and an understanding of social networking tools are essential for this role.

You will have experience of a broad range of communications disciplines e.g. media, reputation management, stakeholder liaison etc., excellent planning, organisational and interpersonal skills, and the ability to build effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels. The ability to convey scientific and technical topics to a range of audiences through engaging communication is key. Line management of a Communications Assistant also forms part of the role.

Benefits of working at University of Cambridge include:

  • Competitive rates of pay with automatic service-related pay progression and annual cost of living increases.
  • Generous annual leave allowance of 41 days paid leave inclusive of bank holidays for full time employees, pro rata'd for part time employees.
  • Generous maternity, adoption and shared parental leave entitlement and other family friendly schemes (e.g. workplace nurseries and salary exchange schemes for childcare).
  • An auto-enrolment pension scheme, with a generous employer contribution.
  • Travel benefits and retail discounts at over 2,000 local and national stores.
  • Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 28 February 2029 in the first instance.

    Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

    Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Susan Gowans, at [email protected].

    If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Lianne Sallows at [email protected]

    The closing date for applications is 11 June 2024. Interviews are planned for the week commencing 08 July 2024 (subject to confirmation).

    Please quote reference LN41511 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

    The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

    The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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    14 May 2024

    Closing date

    11 June 2024

    Job details


    Communications Manager


    University of Cambridge


    United Kingdom


    May 15, 2024

    Application deadline

    June 11, 2024

    Job type



    Computer Science,Mathematics

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