Policy Communications Manager - International Growth Centre, London School of Economics


Organization Description

The IGC aims to promote sustainable growth in developing countries by providing demand-led policy advice based on frontier research. The IGC directs a global network of world-leading researchers and in-country teams in Africa and South Asia and works closely with partner governments to generate high quality research and policy advice on key growth challenges.  Based at LSE and in partnership with the University of Oxford, the IGC is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).


Location - International Growth Centre

London School of Economics and Political Science

32 Lincoln’s Inn Fields

Houghton Street

London WC2A 2AE

United Kingdom


Job Description

The Policy Communications Manager will play a crucial role in promoting the International Growth Centre (IGC), its ideas for growth, research findings and policy advice to IGC’s key audiences. Managing a team of two, you will drive IGC’s media and social media presence, produce IGC publications and develop a CRM approach. You will work alongside country teams, enabling them to develop and implement local communications plans and be responsible for organising UK-based IGC events and advising on other IGC events.


Job Requirements

The successful applicant will:

  • Have a Masters degree in economics or related discipline.

  • Have a successful track record of delivering effective communications, and experience in delivering policy events and conferences.

  • Have a dynamic and entrepreneurial approach.

  • Have excellent communication and writing skills, in particular articulating technical information to non-specialist audiences.         

This is a full-time position based in the IGC Head Office located within LSE, in central London.  The role will be offered on a fixed term contract until 31st March 2017, with extension subject to funding. It is anticipated confirmation of further funding will, in the first instance, be for 3 more years. Starting salary will be £33,450 ($51,825.76) with progression in role. Exceptional candidates may start further up the salary band.


How to Apply

To find out more about the position and to apply please go towww.theigc.org/about/careers   


Deadline - 23:59 hours (GMT) on Tuesday 23rd June 2015


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