IGC Head of Communications

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The International Growth Centre (IGC)


Head of Communications



Salary from £49,196 to £56,833pa inclusive with potential to progress to £63,295 pa inclusive of London allowance



The International Growth Centre (IGC) works with policymakers in developing countries to promote inclusive and sustainable growth through pathbreaking research. We generate new evidence and innovative new ideas to improve the productivity of people and firms, as the key driver of sustainable economic development, and to support our government partners in transitioning to low-carbon growth pathways and protecting vulnerable populations. The IGC is a global research centre with a network of world-leading researchers and in-country teams and initiatives working across Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East. Based at LSE and in partnership with the University of Oxford, we are majority funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).


The Head of Communications leads a team of seven professionals to promote IGC’s ideas and the use of evidence in policy decision-making at global and national levels.

The role includes.

·       Overall responsibility for setting IGC’s communication strategy.

·       Responsibility for IGC’s communication channels including IGC website, blog, and social media.

·       Delivery of high-profile events at LSE and based in IGC partner countries.

·       Publication of series of synthesis pieces that reflect IGC priorities.

·       Championing culture of innovation and creativity while evaluating effectiveness of campaigns.


The successful applicant will have.

·       Significant experience of working in an academic environment to articulate complex findings in an accessible way.

·       Successful track record of delivering impactful communications campaigns and events.

·       Excellent written and oral communications skills.

·       Experience in leading, building, and motivating teams, and managing budgets.

·       Ability to use drive and initiative to solve problems.

·       Educated to degree level or equivalent work experience.


We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave, hybrid working, and excellent training and development opportunities.


For this post, we may be able to offer visa sponsorship to the successful candidate.


For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.


To apply for this post, please go to www.jobs.lse.ac.uk. If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email Sarah Lyness at S.Lyness@lse.ac.uk.


The closing date for receipt of applications is 11 June 2023 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.




IGC Head of Communications