Digital Communications Officer

University of Oxford

The Social Sciences Division is one of four academic Divisions in the University, comprising fifteen departments, faculties and schools. The Division represents one of the largest groupings of social scientists in the world and the University of Oxford was ranked as number one in the world for Social Sciences in 2022, 2019 and 2018 by the Polijobs.

This role is an exciting opportunity to join the Connected Communications Service (CCS) in the Social Sciences Division as we move to a 3-year client buy in. The CCS is a shared service communications team and the only team of its kind at the University of Oxford. Essentially, we act as an internal communications consultancy for the departments in the Social Sciences Division who have signed up to our services.

The CCS is looking for an experienced digital communications professional who is adept at working to multiple deadlines and managing a busy workload. The ability to work independently in a busy environment, taking initiative when necessary and prioritising effectively to meet deadlines, is vital. The successful candidate will display excellent interpersonal skills, including diplomacy and the ability to inspire the confidence of colleagues. The post holder will be comfortable with supporting stakeholders from across the University, as well as providing digital support to other members of the CCS team.

The post holder will be a wide digital communications specialist, with experience working with content management systems, managing large and complex websites with multiple users, and extensive knowledge of social media. A strong understanding of strategy and analytics and the ability to generate creative content is also desirable.

The successful candidate will display an understanding of how important digital communications is in higher education, and how effective digital communication is crucial in helping the Division and its departments achieve their strategic aims.

This role can be based in the divisional office and departmental offices as necessary – as well as having the opportunity to work remotely. Flexible working hours, including condensed hours, will be considered. This post is full time and fixed term until 31/07/26, in the first instance.

As part of your online application you will be required to upload a supporting statement demonstrating with evidence how you meet each of the selection criteria.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Georgia Broome, CCS Manager at [email protected] .

The closing date for applications is 12pm onĀ 2 June 2023. Interviews are anticipated to take place week continuingĀ 12 June 2023.

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