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Communications and Engagement Officer, Wales Innovation Network

Universities Wales

Location:   Cardiff
Salary:  £32,689 to £37,477 per annum
Permanent
Post Type:   Full Time
Closing Date:   Friday 12 August 2022
Interview Date:   See advert
Reference:   HEW03622

This Wales Innovation Network Communications Officer post sits within Universities Wales and reports to the organisation’s Communications and Campaigns Officer. The post holder will be responsible for delivering communications activity relating to the Wales Innovation Network brand.

The Wales Innovation Network (WIN), which was established in response to Professor Graeme Reid’s 2020 report ‘Strength in Diversity’, which recommended the creation of a new initiative to tap into the diversity of Wales’ research and innovation capacity through collaboration. WIN aims to facilitate collaboration between Welsh universities and partnerships with external bodies, in order to increase the grant capture by Welsh universities. It seeks to raise the profile of Welsh research and innovation within Wales, the UK and globally. 

The WIN communications function will have two key objectives. The first is to support the delivery of the WIN programme to develop collaborative partnerships. The post holder will be responsible for delivering an effective communications programme, ensuring that WIN reaches and engages with relevant stakeholders. The post holder will work with the Head of WIN and the WIN Partnership Managers to design and publicise events that support the delivery of the WIN programme. 

The second function is to grow the profile of Welsh research and innovation in the UK and globally. Working with Universities Wales colleagues and stakeholders from across the sector, the post holder will be responsible for programme of communications and engagement to promote Welsh research and innovation strengths. 

The post is offered as a full-time position, but consideration will be given to applications for part time and flexible working patterns. Universities Wales has offices in Cardiff and Bangor and operates a hybrid (office/home) working model. 

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