FLCA Communications and Events Officer

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Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa


Communications and Events Officer


Salary is competitive and not less than £30,570 pa inclusive of London allowance


This is a fixed term appointment for 3 years full-time



The Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa (FLCA) connects different social science disciplines and works in partnership with Africa to bring African voices to the global debate. It contains an associated research centre, the Centre for Public Authority and International Development (CPAID), which produces high-quality research and evidence to generate informed and successful international development policies, particularly in crises-affected areas in Africa. FLCA is seeking an exceptional communications professional to support the development and delivery of communication and event strategies to promote our work to a global audience.


As part of a dynamic team, the postholder will work with the Communications Manager to enhance internal and external communications and engagement with relevant audiences through digital channels and events. With a background in planning as well as delivering strategies, the suitable candidate will have proven technical abilities in digital content creation, copywriting and social media, including a familiarity with CMS and direct-marketing tools. Committed to disseminating new ideas and research, the postholder will also have significant experience in delivering public and closed events and of managing a varied workload to deadlines.


An excellent writer, the candidate will also possess a strong attention to detail, display a creative approach to communication practices and demonstrate excellent organisational skills with a responsive and flexible attitude. A self-starter, the successful candidate will be able to work independently and with initiative, as well as enjoy working as part of a team. A strong interest in issues pertaining to the African continent and international development will be beneficial in this role.


This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced communications and events professional to join a busy and friendly team, to interact with our motivated students and to make a genuine contribution to the ongoing development and success of a growing academic centre.


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


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


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 Laurence Radford at l.radford@lse.ac.uk


The closing date for receipt of applications is 3rd October 2019 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

FLCA Communications and Events Officer