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Communications Assistant

Fixed term for 12 months
We are looking for a Communications Assistant to work closely with our communications and engagement team, providing support for core communications and engagement activities including social media, website updates, event management, internal communications and stakeholder database management.
Salary: £22,500 - £25,000

Closing date:
12 July 2021

This position sits within our communications team and is based on Tottenham Court Road, London (staff are working from home in line with Government guidance during the pandemic). The Communications Assistant will report into the Digital Communications Manager, but will work across the entire communications mix as part of a varied and busy role.

Key responsibilities 

Content and digital

  • Proof-read and help to update and check content to ensure style and brand consistency
  • Assist with planning and scheduling content for social media
  • Upload new pages to the website, and make updates to the site as necessary
  • Carry out basic image editing
  • Compiling regular reports on key communications metrics including website, social media, email marketing and press activity


  • Monitor the inbox, replying or escalating as appropriate to ensure a professional response
  • Prepare presentation material for key corporate meetings and events
  • Make updates to the database of stakeholders and media contacts, and carry out checks to ensure that the data is accurate
  • Coordinate meetings for the communications team

Event management

  • Support the facilitation of events as required

Internal communications

  • Scan the daily health news and compile and edit the daily news bulletin for staff
  • Compile and edit the weekly staff email
  • Plan and coordinate the weekly all staff meeting

Person specification


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Some experience in PR/communications/marketing, either through employment, work experience or voluntary work


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in the use of Windows packages including Microsoft Office to produce documents, presentations, spreadsheets and email correspondence
  • Strong copywriting and proofreading skills
  • Ability to create concise, accurate and informative content from complex information
  • Highly organised and confident in prioritising tasks
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with a diverse group of people


  • Working knowledge of Adobe design suite
  • Experience of working on digital communications for an organisation or campaign, either in a voluntary or paid capacity
  • Experience of using Twitter and LinkedIn, together with an understanding of how social media can help an organisation to increase reach and engagement
  • Interest in/knowledge of health and health care and/or research and innovation

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