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Digital Communications Assistant - QMUL25179

Department: Blizard Institute
Salary: £27,742 - £34,220 per annum (pro-rata) (Grade 3)
Reference: QMUL25179
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 13-Jul-2021
Closing date: 13-Aug-2021

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About the Role

Applications are invited for the post of Digital Communications Assistant within the Blizard Institute. Working closely with the Digital Communications and Marketing Manager, the post holder will assist with maintaining the Institute's web presence and support in the delivery of the Institute’s internal and external communications strategy. The main focus of this role is to perform administrative tasks related to maintaining and updating the Institute webpages, social media channels, internal communications such as the newsletter and marketing communications, and other online channels where necessary.

About You

Candidates will be required to have an understanding of website structures, excellent written and oral communication skills and strong attention to detail. An ability to work flexibly and excellent IT skills are essential. Candidates should also be able to manage their time and prioritise their work effectively. To apply for this post, candidates should be educated to A’level standard or have similar relevant experience.

About the Institute

The Blizard Institute was established in 2003 and is the largest of seven Institutes within Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London. The Institute comprises approximately 400 staff based in four academic Centres and one Public Engagement Centre, and supports a combined total of c750 postgraduate research and taught students. The Institute aims to deliver excellence in all aspects of research, teaching and clinical service.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable. Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Whitechapel Campus in London. It is a part time (14 hours per week), fixed term appointment for 12 months with an expected start date of August 2021. The starting salary will be Grade 3, in the range of £27,742 - £34,220 per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Rachael Parker at

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 13 August 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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