Events and External Relations Officer
London (Warburg Institute)

Job reference: 01083

Location: London (Warburg Institute)

Closing date: 28/05/2018

Salary: 28,955

Employment type: Open ended

Department: School of Advanced Study

Sub-Department: The Warburg Institute (WI)

Hours per week: 35


The School of Advanced Study

The University of London’s School of Advanced Study is a unique institution in UK higher education. Comprising a set of postgraduate institutes and a variety of central academic initiatives, it is located within the Bloomsbury precinct of the University in the physical and intellectual heart of London. It is the UK’s national and international centre for the support, promotion and facilitation of research in the humanities, broadly defined. It does this in collaboration with other organisations, notably the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the British Academy (BA), learned societies and government agencies.

The Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study

Founded in Hamburg at the beginning of the 20th century, and brought to London when the Nazis came to power in 1933, the Warburg Institute became part of the University of London in 1944 and part of the School of Advanced Study in 1994. It is one of the world’s leading centres for the studying the interaction of ideas, images and society. It is dedicated to the survival and transmission of culture across time and space, with a special emphasis on the afterlife of antiquity. Its open-stack Library is (according to the Open Education Database) one of the ‘20 Libraries that Changed the World.’ Along with the Photo Collection and Archive, it serves as an engine for interdisciplinary research, postgraduate teaching and a prestigious events and publication programme

The Role

Working closely with Institute staff, you will play a key role in organising, promoting and implementing the Institute’s extensive programme of events through the year. You will also be responsible for implementing the Institute’s external relations communications plan across all platforms.

To succeed in this role, you will need to have previous experience of event organisation and promotion, including database and budget management. Knowledge and experience of implementing an external communications operational plan is an essential requirement of this role.

In addition to this you will need to have demonstrable experience of managing multiple tasks often to tight deadlines, and the ability to convey complex information with clarity and style to a range of people including academic, professional staff, key stakeholders and members of the public.

The successful candidate must be numerate and literate to the high standards required by the activities of the role. Degree-level qualification or equivalent in experience is highly desirable.

For a full Person Specification please refer to the Job Description below.

Further Information 
To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your application, CV and Covering Letter (by clicking ‘apply now’ at the bottom of this page) before the closing date at midnight 28 May 2018.

Interviews will be held on 15 June 2018.

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