Location:The National Archives Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU
Front of house/visitor services
Salary:£27,223 - £31,000
Contract type:Contract Permanent
Telephone:020 3985 5979
Academic Communications and Impact Officer
This is an incredibly exciting time for the Research and Academic Engagement team at The National Archives. We are investing in our research activities, and hiring to a cluster of new roles in our friendly and busy team as we develop our research infrastructure and academic programmes.
The role of Academic Communications and Impact Officer is an exciting opportunity to help enable and drive forward The National Archives’ engagement with its academic audience. Sitting within the Research and Collections Directorate and working closely with the Marketing & Communications and Digital Services, you will work with our team to ensure that communications with our academic audience is effective, that our academic engagement activities and academic programmes are delivered to high standards, and that the impact and outputs of our research are highly visible and clearly communicated. You will bring essential and comprehensive communications skills to the Research and Academic Engagement team, communicating externally and with colleagues across The National Archives.
Within the beautiful surroundings of Kew, a 10-minute walk from the Underground and Overground stations, TNA has a collegial working environment and an excellent Civil Service benefits package. This includes flexible working, an on-site gym, wellbeing resources and an opportunity to join the Civil Service Alpha Pension Scheme. Putting you at the forefront of our organisation, we are committed to supporting professional development and training for all our colleagues.
The National Archives (TNA) is the official archive of the UK government and for England and Wales, making available to the public a vast collection of historical records dating back over 1,000 years. TNA is also an Independent Research Organisation (IRO): multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research into all aspects of our collections and activities is at the heart of what we do.
Our Research and Academic Engagement department is charged with conducting, enabling and promoting world-class research, often delivered in collaboration with academic and heritage organisations. We are currently making a significant investment in this area, with a cluster of roles advertised. In addition to these permanent posts, the team works with colleagues across TNA, visiting scholars, and doctoral students.
The Academic Engagement team’s external-facing work leads a range of activities including an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership scheme, Doctoral Training Partnerships, and academic events from focused workshops to international conferences. Our partnerships with universities and other heritage organisations engaged in research in the UK and around the world are key to enabling our research strategy and raising our profile as an IRO. Internally, we work with colleagues across TNA to develop research capabilities, providing training and advice to enable the continued growth of our ground-breaking and interdisciplinary research.
Within the beautiful surroundings of Kew, a 10-minute walk from the Underground and Overground stations, TNA boasts a collegial working environment and an excellent Civil Service benefits package. This includes flexible working, an on-site gym, wellbeing resources and an opportunity to join the Civil Service Alpha Pension Scheme. Putting you at the forefront of our organisation, we are committed to supporting professional development and training for all our colleagues.
This is an excellent opportunity to become an integral part of our cutting-edge research at The National Archives. Join us in the Research and Academic Engagement team as the Academic Communications and Impact Officer to enable our engagement with internal and external research and academic audiences to increase the affect and impact of research.
With a record of delivering communications programmes across different media, and experience of analyzing the effectiveness of messages, you have a passion for communications that increase the visibility of excellent research, actively seeking opportunities to engage new audiences. Experience of working in a cultural heritage, research organisation or higher education institute is welcome but not a requirement.
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