Communications Manager Visa Sponsorship Uk

May 25, 2024
£48.4 - £59.4 / year

Job Description


Grade UE08: £48,350–£59,421

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Full-time 35 hours a week.

Fixed term until April 2027.

The Opportunity:

Childlight, a pioneering worldwide child safety institute, has been formed and incorporated inside the University of Edinburgh to better understand the prevalence and nature of child sexual exploitation and abuse around the world using data and evidence. This data and analysis will help policymakers and practitioners around the world make better decisions to protect children.

Childlight is looking for a Communications Manager to help improve and grow the organization’s reputation and influence among external audiences. The role entails combining responses to media inquiries on critical topics affecting Childlight with proactive promotion of Childlight research and activities, including broad stakeholder involvement, and effective internal communications.

This position is full-time (35 hours per week) and fixed-term till April 30, 2027. However, we are willing to consider part-time or flexible working arrangements. We are also willing to consider requests for hybrid working (non-contractual) that mixes remote (within the UK) and regular on-campus employment.

Your abilities and traits for success:

  • Significant media relations expertise, including an awareness of the global operating environment and the various cultural and country settings
  • Strong communication track record with shown ability to develop effective stakeholder relationships, ideally with experience working with multi-sector initiatives and multinational organisations
  • Experience working in diverse cultural and national contexts.
  • An excellent communicator, both written and oral
  • A desire to make the world a better place by eliminating child sexual abuse and exploitation, improving services, and protecting children.


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

  • A competitive salary range of £48,350-£59,421.
  • A stimulating, cheerful, creative, demanding, and gratifying environment to work.
  • To be a member of a varied and thriving global community
  • Comprehensive employee perks include a significant vacation allowance, a defined benefit pension scheme, employee discounts, family-friendly initiatives, and flexible work arrangements. Visit our staff benefits page (opens in new tab) for a comprehensive list, and use our incentive calculator to calculate your complete pay and benefits package.


Championing equality, diversity, and inclusion.

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 fund 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.

Important dates to note

The deadline for applications is June 7, 2024.

Unless otherwise noted, applications close at 11:59 p.m. GMT. If you apply from outside the UK, the closing time on our ads is automatically adjusted to your browser’s local time zone.

Interviews are planned to take place two weeks after the closing date.