Vacancy for Senior Communications and Impact Officer

Article dated: 17 July 2014

The UK Data Archive is looking for a web-savvy Senior Communications and Impact Officer who can help the UK Data Archive and UK Data Service reach and engage the social science data community to deliver real and measurable impact.

This role will provide an opportunity to share and build expertise in communications, web management, web analytics and user experience testing as part of a small but effective cross-site Outreach team.

The UK Data Service is funded by the ESRC to provide researchers around the world with free access to high-quality digital data critical for social and economic research. Data in the collection come from a variety of sources including the UK Census, government departments and agencies, businesses, international databanks such as the IMF, and individual researchers. Users range from academics to a growing number of analysts in business, the third sector, and all levels of government.

The post is primarily focused to support the UK Data Service in reaching current and potential data users, data owners and other stakeholders in the UK and abroad. The Communications and Impact team is part of the Outreach function, which includes User Support and Training colleagues based at the University of Manchester.

Your key responsibility will be to actively manage the content and quality of web-delivered services in collaboration with a peer colleague. You will also be asked to coordinate the production of print and electronic content, publicity, user guides and training materials. Familiarity with social science research methods and data is highly valued, but not required.

This is a full time, fixed-term position until 30 September 2017.

The UK Data Archive is certified under the international ISO 27001 standard for Information Security Management.