Communications Manager: IPCC Working Group III

The IPCC WGIII wishes to recruit a Communications Manager to support the WG III Co-chairs and Technical Support Unit (TSU). The post-holder will have overall responsibility for developing and delivering communications, dissemination, research uptake and stakeholder engagement activities in relation to the WG III contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment cycle.

Job description

Job summary

The IPCC WGIII wishes to recruit a Communications Manager to support the WG III Co-chairs and Technical Support Unit (TSU). The post-holder will have overall responsibility for developing and delivering communications, dissemination, research uptake and stakeholder engagement activities in relation to the WG III contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment cycle.

The IPCC Working Group III is one of the three IPCC Working Groups looking at different aspects of climate change. Working Group III assesses options for reducing the rate at which climate change is taking place: what is called climate mitigation. The IPCC Working Group III TSU is hosted by the Centre for Environmental Policy (CEP) at Imperial College.

Duties and responsibilities

• Lead WG III TSU communications activities and support the IPCC WG III Co-Chairs and authors in delivering the WG III contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report and other IPCC products
• Advise and support IPCC authors on the development and delivery of clear written communication, messaging, and graphic material
• Lead the planning of WGIII outreach and stakeholder engagement activities

Essential requirements

You must have
• A relevant academic or equivalent vocational qualification and significant experience of working in research communications
• A high degree of scientific literacy and in-depth working knowledge of the methods, systems and procedures associated with the delivery of a wide range of communications projects.
• Experience of communicating research to policy and other specialist audiences
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills, good interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of seniority.
• Demonstrated ability to produce high quality work to tight deadlines
• Strong problem solving skills and a proactive approach to work
• Willingness to travel occasionally to support the delivery of workshops and meetings.

Further information

This is a full time position available until 31 March 2020, with the possibility of an extension subject to funding.

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Applications from female candidates are encouraged, including those who wish to return to Work following a career break. CEP is a family-friendly department and we promote a wide range of family-friendly policies, including flexible working. We strive to provide an environment where all our staff feel supported, safe and inclusive.

Informal enquiries can be made directly to Professor Jim Skea, Chair of Sustainable Energy and Co-chair of IPCC Working Group III via email at: j.skea@imperial.ac.uk

Queries relating to the application process should be directed to Laila Pastor, Senior HR Administrator, by email at l.pastor@imperial.ac.uk.

For technical queries during the application process, please contact recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

To apply visit https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/description/NAT00347/ipcc-working-group-iii-communications-manager 

 

Closing date: 20 January 2019 (Midnight GMT)