Training and Communications Manager Sponsorship Available

April 18, 2024
£39.3 - £46.3 / year

Job Description


Job Summary


Grade UE07: £39,347 – £46,974 per year.

College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.

Full-time, 35 hours each week.

Fixed term: till December 31, 2025.

We want a passionate Training and Communications Manager for the University of Edinburgh’s Fleming Fund Fellowship Schemes.

The Fleming Fund Fellowships at the University of Edinburgh increase knowledge and ability in southern and eastern Africa to address the worldwide challenge of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). We are currently looking for an experienced Training and Communications Manager to develop and deliver advocacy, policy development, and communications skills training to Fleming Fund Fellows at the University, as well as to ensure that work completed during the fellowships is shared with key audiences and stakeholders.

This position is marketed as full-time (35 hours per week); however, we are willing to accept part-time or flexible work arrangements. We are also willing to evaluate requests for hybrid working (on a non-contractual basis) that includes both remote and on-campus work.There may be options for optional travel to Africa as part of the fellowship activities.


The Opportunity:

The Fleming Fund’s goal is to increase capacity in surveillance and data administration for AMR in low- and middle-income countries. Academic mentors from the University of Edinburgh are collaborating with fellows from Zambia, Kenya, Malawi, and Uganda to provide technical and transferable skills training that is aligned with the requirements and goals of each country’s National Action Plans for AMR. The Communications and Training Manager will create and conduct training for Fleming Fund Fellows on topics such as communications, writing for various audiences, policy advocacy, and public participation. They will also oversee the communications strategy for the University of Edinburgh’s Fleming Fund Fellowship Scheme, which will include web and social media management as well as regular newsletters for internal and external audiences.


Your abilities and traits for success:

  • Graduate education or equivalent, plus related job experience.
  • Experience in developing and delivering teaching and training for Continuing Professional Development and/or Postgraduate level or comparable experience, in communications and writing for varied audiences.
  • Proven ability to plan and prioritise a broad task.
  • Excellent organisational, interpersonal, and communication abilities are required.
  • Ability to interact well with a diverse spectrum of colleagues


As a respected part of our team, you should expect:

A stimulating, cheerful, creative, demanding, and gratifying environment to work. We help you, develop your skill, and reward accomplishment. Our attractive reward programme includes a generous holiday entitlement, defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family-friendly activities, and flexible working options. Access our staff benefits page (opens new browser tab) for more information. Use our incentive calculator to calculate the overall worth of pay and benefits granted.

The University of Edinburgh has received a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of its efforts to improve gender equality in higher education. We are Race Equality Charter members, as well as Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, and we actively promote LGBT equality.

You will be needed to provide documentation of your right to work in the UK before beginning any employment with the university. More information is available on our right to work webpages.(Opens a new browser tab.)

The University can sponsor the employment of international workers in this position.If successful, an overseas candidate seeking sponsorship to work in the UK must meet the UK Home Office’s English Language criteria and apply for and obtain a Skilled Worker Visa. Please keep in mind that if the position is provided part-time, sponsorship may be contingent on a number of variables unique to the successful applicant, or the position may no longer fulfil the Home Office’s sponsorship standards.


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