Research Communications Manager

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
Location York, UK
Application deadline 15 January 2024
Contract type Permanent
Hours Full-time
Salary £44,263 - £54,395 per year
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Stockholm Environment Institute - York is seeking a highly qualified Research Communications Manager passionate about leading research impact communications within the science-policy interface.

About Stockholm Environment Institute

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) is an independent, international research institute, and has been specialising in environment and development research for over 30 years. They are action-oriented, working closely with decision-makers and stakeholders in all our research projects. Their work is geared towards translating scientific evidence into information upon which sound policy and practice can be developed, and through which behaviour can be changed. They are ranked consistently as a world-leading environment think-tank.

SEI’s York Centre (SEI-Y) is one of eight SEI centres around the world. They are a team of around 50 staff and are based in the Science Faculty at the University of York. Their research consists of five core research areas: air quality, climate and environmental change; citizen science; critical environmental governance; environments, human health and well-being, and sustainable consumption and production.

Key roles and responsibilities

As Research Communications Manager, your primary role is to lead the successful operation and delivery of the communication function within SEI York, overseeing the work of our Research Communications Specialists and Research Communications Assistant. Your team will develop creative and timely content drawn from SEI York’s research projects, working closely with researchers to understand the audiences they want to reach to maximise impact. This includes reaching policy-makers and other decision-takers, including governments in the UK and overseas, those involved in international policy processes, and local and regional decision-takers.

Experience and skills

You will bring experience of working in the science-policy interface, particularly in the environment and development space. You will have experience of developing a communications strategy and leading a team to deliver on this. You will be able to build rapport with people of different backgrounds and experiences, working with them to achieve high impact communications. Your excellent time management, planning and organisational skills will allow you to prioritise communications opportunities as they arise.