Senior Communications Officer

Salary £25,000 - £30,000 (depending on experience) plus benefits

Would you like to help disseminate research that will make the UK a better place to live, study and work?

Lead a department independently, liaising with government bodies, major employers and internal stakeholders?

Join a vibrant, Brighton-based team, with excellent benefits?

Making a difference through social research

As a not-for-profit, 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 in-house communicator, you’ll be working closely with the leadership team, researchers, partners and clients to make sure these important messages reach key audiences.

About you

We are looking for an all-round, dynamic communicator with a real interest in employment policy, and understanding of issues in the world of work. You’ll have experience in digital marketing, publications, press and media, and graphics and visual communication. This is a diverse role, and applicants could come from a variety of backgrounds.

Your benefits

We offer excellent benefits of 31 days’ of holiday per year for full-time staff, plus bank holidays, and a contributory career-average defined-benefit pension scheme (USS).

Job specification

How to apply

Please apply by submitting a covering letter, a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and a copy of your CV to

In your covering letter, please outline your experience in digital marketing and communications, publications, press and media, and graphics and visual communication. Consider the job description, and clearly reference the points on the person specification.

Should you have any further questions about the role, please call Catriona Homer, HR Manager on 01273 763421.

Closing date for applications: Monday, 4 February, 2019

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