Application for Communications Executive

Salary circa £18,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

International Centre for Life

We are looking for a dynamic communications professional to join the Marketing and Communications team at Life. Reporting to the Communications Manager, you will have a good understanding of communication channels and how to use them effectively to promote Life’s educational visitor attraction, Life Science Centre, and its commercial activities, including the seasonal ice rink and events held by Life Meetings and Events.

The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent (preferably in public relations, communications or journalism) and will have experience of working in a similar communications role or in the media. Experience of working in PR and communications for a visitor attraction is an advantage.

You will have the ability to develop and implement imaginative communication plans, write engaging copy and possess top-notch editing and proofreading skills. You will understand how the media works and how to write a press release and pitch that grabs attention. As part of a small team, you will be proactive and able to work on your own initiative. 

You will have knowledge of using the social media channels used by Life (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn) and preferably have experience of using such tools as part of a PR or marketing strategy. Ideally, you will be familiar with using website content management systems, platforms to create e-newsletters and PR software to distribute and evaluate media releases.

Core working hours are 9.00am-5.30pm Monday to Friday (5.00pm finish on Fridays). However, in order to truly understand our products and audiences, some evening and weekend work will be required.

To apply for this vacancy, please complete the online application form. Closing date for applications is Monday 23 April 2018. Interviews will be held on 2 – 3 May 2018.

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Previous applicants need not apply.


Please note that the successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check. Details of our DBS policy are available on request.