Communications Manager (What Works Hub for Global Education)

University of Oxford

About the Blavatnik School of Government

Our vision is of a world better led, a world better served and a world better governed. We are a global school committed to improving the quality of government and public policymaking worldwide, through three routes: teachingcurrent and future leaders; generatingresearch with impact; and engagingwith governments and practitioners.

What we offer

The School is a collaborative, friendly, and dynamic department based in an award-winning building in Oxford. We host regular events and talks with well-known guest speakers – all of which are open to staff. On the social side, we have regular coffee/cake mornings for staff, a family-friendly Halloween event, and Christmas and summer parties.

As an employer, we genuinely care about our employees’ wellbeing and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:

  • An excellent contributory pension scheme
  • 38 days’ annual leave
  • Family leave schemes and a comprehensive range of childcare services
  • Cycle loan scheme and discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans
  • Membership to a variety of social and sports clubs
  • Opportunities for remote working.

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About the Role

The Blavatnik School of Government is looking for a highly experienced, strategic communications professional to lead a fast-paced role at the heart of a new £30m six-year global research and policy effort.

The What Works Hub on Global Education (WWHGE)

at the Blavatnik School of Government aims to dramatically improve learning outcomes for children in developing countries by generating new evidence on the “implementation science” of how to deliver what works in education at scale, with governments, and across contexts.

You will have editorial control of the WWHGE website; lead on strategic moments for dissemination of messages and analysis developed both by the WWHGE, its partners and the wider education community; leverage the WWHGE’s strategic partners’ assets to maximise coverage; work with partners to support communications efforts in country and across regions; and lead on branding. You will also lead on the production process for reports, in conjunction with a Communications Officer and in partnership with the Senior Research Manager.

About You

You are a gifted storyteller, able to creatively communicate the extraordinary and innovative work of the WWHGE. You have excellent strategic and interpersonal skills, experience of working with partners globally, experience of writing articles and copy for websites, and demonstrable editorial judgement. You are a self-starter, with experience of working in fast-moving and demanding environments, and a proven ability to work in a collaborative manner. You have strong project management and proven delivery skills. Relevant work experience and demonstrable experience using social media in a professional communications capacity are essential.

Application Process

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon (UK time) on Monday 27 November 2023.

** Previous applicants need not apply**

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