Head of Communications and Engagement – Institute of Development Studies

This is an exciting opportunity to lead marketing and communications at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). The role requires someone passionate and committed to social justice and the promotion of marginalised voices in global debates.

The Head of Communications and Engagement leads a dynamic team responsible for both our marketing and fundraising communications and our external affairs. The key priority for this role is to align IDS’ centrally coordinated communications and marketing activities with our brand, strategy and vision. They will ensure the excellence of our corporate website and social media platforms, corporate literature, and high-profile IDS events. The post-holder will strengthen our ability to promote cutting-edge research and grow demand for our post-graduate and professional development courses. The successful applicant will need to demonstrate the skills and experience necessary to successfully shape the marketing and communications strategy of an international research organisation.

The role is based near Brighton in the UK, requires being on call for occasional out of office hours duties and will involve some international travel.

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