Communications Officer

Full-time salary: £21,000 to £31,500 (Grade 1)

Location: 7 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3RA

Closing date: 17.00 hours on Monday 2 August

You can find the full Job Description and Person Specification here.

About the Post

We are a higher education provider, regulated by the Office for Students, and we deliver undergraduate degrees in accounting, business and law.  We currently have c. 70 members of staff and 1,000 students, with plans to progressively increase student numbers to c. 2,000.

We pride ourselves on providing disadvantaged and underrepresented students with access to a transformative higher education experience.  We recruit students that have the potential, attitude and aspiration to succeed.  This is key to us fulfilling our broader vision of offering students from all backgrounds the opportunity to define and pursue success through education.

We are looking for a keen, creative Communications Officer with ideally 2 – 5 years experience to help us with our internal and student-facing brand and communications activities.

As a new role at a progressive, values-driven institute, we’re looking for someone with excellent writing skills, an understanding of the importance of language and tone of voice, and the skills and confidence to create compelling content for websites and social media.

There’s good scope for development in this role, and you’ll have the chance to help shape campaigns that will build our profile and attract a broad range of students both in the UK and internationally.

Reporting to the Head of Communications and working as part of a small team, you will also work with other teams across Bloomsbury Institute including Student Recruitment and the Centre for Student Engagement, Wellbeing and Success.

You can find the full Job Description and Person Specification here.

How to Apply

Applications should be emailed to hr-ps@bil.ac.uk.

Please include the title of the post you have applied for in the subject heading of the email.

Before you apply, please read through Section 3 of our Staff Development and Recruitment Policy.

Applications should include a CV and letter of application:

  • Your letter of application and/or CV should set out how you satisfy the essential criteria (and, if applicable, any desirable criteria) as set out in the Person Specification; and
  • Your letter of application should set out your competence to undertake the tasks associated with the post as set out in the Job Description.

If you wish to be considered for a job share or fractional (i.e. part-time) post, you should state this at the beginning of your letter of application.

We actively welcome applications from persons with a disability, and we have a Guaranteed Interview Scheme.  Full details are available in Section 3.3.1 of our Staff Development and Recruitment Policy.

All applicants are requested to complete a confidential online Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form which will be submitted separate to the CV and letter of application. Completion of this form will enable us to monitor the effectiveness of our Staff Development and Recruitment Policy and related procedures.