Vacancy: Administrator and Communications Manager (Maternity cover)

An opportunity has arisen in the DEMAND Centre at Lancaster University for a highly skilled person to join as Administrator and Communications Manager (maternity cover).

Salary:   £25,023 to £30,738 pro rata (if part time)
Closing Date:   Sunday 14th February 2016
Interview Date:   22/02/2016
Reference:  N1033

In this challenging post you will be the administrator and communications manager for the DEMAND (Dynamics of Energy, Mobility and Demand) Research Centre.  The Centre, which started in May 2013, has £5 million funding from EPSRC/ESRC and industry partners for a 5 year research programme involving 15 co-investigators and 18 researchers from 11 universities, from within the EDF R and D group in Paris, and from across all faculties at Lancaster University. DEMAND, which also includes 9 PhD students and a programme of visiting fellows, is one of 6 End Use Energy Demand Centres supported by the Research Councils UK.

Working closely with DEMAND’s Co-Directors (Prof Elizabeth Shove and Prof Gordon Walker) you will be responsible for managing all aspects of the Centre’s administration, and for research dissemination and communication.  This involves  taking the initiative in planning, co-ordinating and co-designing conferences, workshops and meetings; managing a programme of impact and promotional events, producing and drafting related materials, maintaining and improving the Centre’s web site and social media output, and providing careful and accurate editorial support for the production of a series of edited books.

You will be responsible for actively developing the role to the full, for pursuing and following through opportunities to develop and promote the Centre’s research and for providing efficient and effective administrative support for all aspects of the Centre’s work.

You will be educated to at least degree level or have equivalent experience.  You will be a confident and self-motivated team member with a lot of initiative, communication and interpersonal skills, energy and enthusiasm, as well as excellent numerical and IT skills and an absolute commitment to detail in all aspects of the job.

Working with DEMAND will provide you with an excellent network of academic and policy contacts and opportunities for career development in the social sciences/communication and research administration.

This is a maternity leave appointment initially for 6 months.

The post will be a minimum of 3 days a week, negotiable up to full time with the successful candidate.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Prof Elizabeth Shove, +44 (0)1524 510013 or Prof Gordon Walker,

For further details and how to apply please visit the Lancaster University jobs pages.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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