Communications Support Officer (part time)

Would you like a job that makes a difference? The kind of difference that will make the UK a better place to live, study and work?

Would you like to work at a leading edge research centre that has the solid foundations of a half-century business, complemented by the energy and ambition of a highly-skilled specialist team? 

Would you like to work for a modern, progressive, not-for-profit employer in a vibrant, Brighton-based office, with excellent benefits? 

Making a difference through social research

As a registered charity, the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) has been cultivating independent, evidence-based research that matters for fifty years. From helping major employers to stop the gender pay gap in its tracks, to exploring mindfulness and mental health for government bodies, employers and charities, such as Mind. As the Institute’s Communications Support Officer, you’ll be working closely with the Senior Communications Officer, researchers, partners, the media and clients to make sure these important messages reach key audiences.

We are looking for an experienced communications professional to join our team. The role will report in to the Senior Communications Officer, and collectively you will support the effective delivery of internal and external communications across the Institute as well as assisting with report dissemination, dealing with media enquiries, liaising with third party suppliers and digital asset production. 

About you

 Our ideal candidate should possess the following skills and experience

■      Experience of either communication and / or digital marketing techniques. 

■      Experience of social media, digital marketing, and campaign-based projects.  

■      A high level of IT literacy, ideally including proficiency in a range of software covering some or all of:

  • publication and word processing (MS Office suite/Adobe Acrobat);
  • website maintenance and development, including using content management systems and some basic knowledge of html/css/php and, ideally, javascript.
  • graphic design (Adobe Photoshop)

■      Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communications skills, including presentation skills.

■      Strong organisational skills, flexibility, and the ability to manage competing priorities.

■      Excellent attention to detail.

■      A professional and proactive approach to their work

Your benefits

The hours will be 20 hours per week and a working pattern can be agreed to help you balance work commitments with your life outside of it.

We can offer you 27 days’ annual leave (pro rata) plus four Christmas closure days plus bank holidays, a generous defined-benefit pension scheme, interest-free travel and cycle loans, plus opportunities for training and development.   

How to apply

Please download the job description for full application details, submission deadlines and interview date. 

Job description (.pdf)


Legal note

The Institute for Employment Studies:

  • is a registered charity (no. 258390)
  • seeks to be an equal opportunities employer
  • is an Investor in People