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Communications & Engagement Officer (Social Science)

Research and Innovation (Central)


Salary is £17.87 per hour including London Allowance

Post Type
Part Time

Closing Date
23.59 hours BST on Thursday 06 June 2024


Right to work: Please note that it will not be possible for the University to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship to the successful candidate for this position. Therefore, the appointable candidate will need to be eligible to work in the UK or have leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the University, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

Please note: this opportunity is only available to current PhD students and post-docs at the University.

Fixed term, Casual (14 hours per week)

Applications are invited for the post of Communications & Engagement Officer (Social Science) in the Research & Innovation Department.

The Social Science Impact Accelerator (SSIA) programme has a unique opportunity for a Royal Holloway University PhD student or post-doc to help maximise the impact of our social science research while enhancing their communications, engagement and knowledge exchange skills. We will discuss specific arrangements with candidates selected for interviews. 

The SSIA programme has been running for one year, and helps Royal Holloway researchers to use their social science expertise to fuel innovation and address the challenges facing our region, broader UK, and the world. The programme is funded by an Impact Acceleration Account grant (2023-28), from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). 

The post holder will focus on developing, coordinating and delivering our engagement and communications activities, working closely with the rest of the team and academic leadership of the programme. The successful candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills, and have experience creating engaging content online and offline for a range of audiences. 

Please read the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further information. If you have any questions about the role, please contact

For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: 

Please quote the reference: 0524-145

Closing Date:   23:59, 6 June 2024

Interview Date: To be Confirmed

Further details:    Job Description & Person Specification    
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The university has adopted hybrid working for some roles therefore some remote working may be possible for this role.

Royal Holloway is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), and encourages applications from all people regardless of age, disability, gender, marital status, parental status, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or trans status or history. More information on our structures and initiatives around EDI, including information on staff diversity networks, can be found on our Equality and Diversity Intranet page.



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