Communications and Media Manager

  • Not for profit sector
  • Full-time
  • Close to Central station
  • Competitive remuneration package, including salary packaging

About the Sax Institute

The Sax Institute is a non-profit organisation that unlocks the potential of research to make a real-world impact. We help governments and other organisations access and use research to help them solve policy challenges, develop programs and deliver services in health and social care.

We forge connections between decision makers and researchers and we develop research infrastructure such as large-scale studies that produce evidence that is important to decision making. Our work creates foundations that help our partners build better systems for health and wellbeing.

About the role

This exciting and challenging role will be integral to enhancing the Sax Institute’s national and international profile. Reporting to the Communications Director, you will be responsible for leading a wide variety of communications initiatives and managing the Institute’s media activities and relationships.

About you

You are creative, driven and passionate about your work, prepared to work collaboratively and step in where needed in our talented and friendly communications team. You are pro-active in offering and executing ideas for both internal and external communications, capable of taking the lead on multiple projects and skilled at developing and maintaining strong relationships. You understand the importance of having a customer focus, and that internal and external customers are both important. You know a good media story when you see one and understand the constraints and needs of journalists in a modern media environment. You also write with flair and conviction and have a knack for making complex subjects appealing and accessible. You have a keen eye for detail, while keeping sight of the bigger picture. And importantly, you understand the impact that improving people’s health and wellbeing can have on our nation’s future.

Experience required

Applicants should have around 10 years’ experience in a media/communications role. Journalism experience will be highly regarded but our ideal candidate will already have some experience in communications. High proficiency in Microsoft Office products is essential. Knowledge of Adobe products, particularly Photoshop and Acrobat is desirable.

To apply please send your CV and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria to with the subject heading CMM-COMMS-16.

Applications without cover letters addressing the selection criteria will not be considered.

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Applications close 5pm Tuesday 5 July.