Communications and Engagement Officer

Cardiff, Cardiff (Caerdydd)
Starting salary: £26,243 pro rata
08 Jan 2019
07 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Part Time

Communications and Engagement Officer

About the Society

The Learned Society of Wales (LSW) is Wales’ national academy. We champion excellence across all academic fields and beyond. We use the knowledge of the Society’s experts to promote research, inspire learning, and provide independent policy advice.

A Royal Charter charity with nearly 500 Fellows, LSW is highly regarded as an authoritative, independent, and credible voice in Welsh public life.

We have recently started to deliver the Society’s new five-year strategy.

This focuses on four key objectives for the Society:

1. Champion research

Deliver high-quality events, celebrate excellence, and offer platforms for early-career researchers

2. Contribute expertise

Coordinate expert responses to consultations, support evidence-based policymaking, and harness
our expertise to ‘lead the conversation’ in key areas

3. Promote learning and debate

Communicate our Fellows’ achievements, support schools and colleges, and develop public discussion of important issues

4. Develop the Fellowship

Increase Fellows’ involvement in our work, elect a wider range of Fellows, and work with organisations that promote diversity

About this post

The Communications and Engagement Officer will play a key role in developing the Society’s reach and impact. At the core of the job is our Fellowship – ensuring that their achievements are communicated, that they can engage effectively with the Society, and that our annual call for new Fellows reaches the most diverse audience possible.

The Society is also keen to reach out to people at an earlier stage of their careers, and to schools and the wider public. The Officer will maximise opportunities to reach these audiences, in line with the LSW communications plan currently being developed. They will also take responsibility for the Society’s website, social media channels and press coverage, as well as ensuring a strong presence at relevant external events.

The Officer will based at the Society’s office in Cathays Park, Cardiff.