UCL Human Resources


CLOSER Communications Manager (grade 8)

29 April 2021

10-month secondment opportunity with IOE Social Research Institute. The closing date for applications is 18 May 2021.


CLOSER Communications Manager (grade 8)  


IOE Social Research Institute






1.0 fte. Applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis also considered


10 months

This post is offered as a secondment to UCL employees only.

Role and responsibilities

CLOSER, the home of longitudinal research brings together world-leading longitudinal studies to maximise their use, value, and impact and improve our understanding of key social and biomedical challenges. There are currently 19 longitudinal studies in CLOSER as well as the British Library and the UK Data Service.

CLOSER’s Communications Team manages a creative portfolio of work spanning editorial, marketing, events, digital communications, training, public engagement, and evaluation. CLOSER’s target audiences include partner organisations (including longitudinal population studies), researchers and research funders, and a range of policy stakeholders in government and parliament. The work is carried out by a small but busy team, led by the Director, and comprising the CLOSER Communications Manager and the Digital Communications and Events Manager (1FTE).

The key objectives of this role are to:

  • Plan and implement CLOSER’s communications strategy
  • Produce a range of compelling and accessible content and products to showcase and promote CLOSER's outputs across our core areas of work
  • Lead the production of all editorial content
  • Improve the CLOSER websites


Please send your completed secondment application form, stating how you meet each of the criteria in the Person Specification or how you could meet the criteria with reasonable training to [email protected]You may attach a CV as supplementary information if you wish.  The closing date for applications is 18 May 2021. 

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact [email protected]

Please ensure that you have discussed the possibility of a secondment with your line manager before you apply. 

The secondment policy is available at: www.ucl.ac.uk/human-resources/internal-secondment-guidance