Part-time Outreach and Communications Officer

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Temporary part-time

Salary See description

Updated 4 days ago

Reference 1405851

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Part-time Outreach and Communications Officer based in Belfast.

Part-time Outreach and Communications Officer

Ref: 19/107405

PT (0.5 FTE) / Temp (until 31 March 2020)

School of Arts, English and Languages (AEL)

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, with a distinguished heritage and history. With over 24,000 students, 3,700 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m, Queen’s University Belfast plays a unique leadership role in Northern Ireland. As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Queen’s University Belfast combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos.

The Outreach and Communications Officer will deliver the Outreach and Communications portfolio. This will include delivering the agreed activities within the timescale and budget available.

The principal aim of this post is to work as part of the project team delivering the Heritage Lottery Funded Visual Voices of the Prisons Memory Archive: preservation, access and engagement project. More information on the project can be found here:

The successful candidate will engage a diverse range of audiences in order to raise awareness of the Prisons Memory Archive (PMA) as a resource to aid in the removal of barriers to understanding shared heritage. The key duties of this post will require relationship skills, technical awareness for the purposes of engaging different audiences and event management.

This post is available on a 0.5 Part time basis for a ten month period.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in any subject OR
  • Relevant academic/vocational qualifications (2 A levels, NVQ or equivalent)
  • At least 4 years relevant experience to include 1 year in a role where building the capacity of groups in peace building activities was key
  • Experience in managing partnership
  • Experience in event management
  • Excellent facilitation and presentation skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to assess the readiness of vulnerable groups and individuals to engage with sensitive material, preferably in the context of cross-community or peace building work
  • Demonstrable understanding of political sensitivities
  • Excellent knowledge of communications including social media (Facebook, Twitter etc.)
  • Knowledge and experience with a range of creative software packages, e.g. Adobe photoshop and illustrator
  • Knowledge of financial and non-financial monitoring, including evaluation and reporting, within a funded project environment
  • Excellent IT skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Outlook Word, Excel and PowerPoint in particular), databases and web

For full job details and essential/desirable criteria please refer to the candidate information link by clicking apply. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria on your application form

Further information about the School can be found at //

Anticipated interview date: Thursday 23 May 2019

Salary scale: £26,243 per annum pro rata

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Closing date: Thursday 2 May 2019