New position open: NBIC Communications Manager

Communications Manager – National Biofilms Innovation Centre

School of Biological Sciences
Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,395 to £37,345
Full Time Fixed Term (until 30/11/2019)
Closing Date:  Monday 27 August 2018
Interview Date:   Monday 10 September 2018
Reference:  1045218BJ

We are looking for a Proactive Professional to work as a Communications Manager within the National Biofilm Innovation Centre (NBIC) to enable effect communication of NBIC’s activities and maintain our high standard of stakeholder engagement.

The University of Southampton has one of the largest concentrations of interdisciplinary biofilm research in the UK. We are the lead institution for the new £26m National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC) which is based in Southampton. The Centre sees 18 UK institutions working alongside over 60 companies, as well as policy and government regulatory bodies, to deliver ground breaking technologies and products to Prevent, Detect, Manage and Engineer Biofilms.

The successful individual will be responsible for the leadership of communication projects for the NBIC.  They will take a strategic and operational lead on all communications by defining deliverables, resource requirements and development of communication plans.

We are looking for someone with proven experience of planning and delivering communication objectives for significant strategic scientific projects with multiple stakeholders. They will need to be able to effectively work with colleagues in other work areas to achieve outcomes. This post is suitable for Individuals with excellent interpersonal skills, strong Communications and/or Marketing background and is available now.

For informal enquiries before submitting your application, contact Dr. Jo Slater-Jefferies at  Please include a covering letter and full CV in your application.

* QS World University Rankings 2012-13

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Sam Stubbs (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0)23 8059 4046. Please quote reference 1045218BJ on all correspondence.

Link to application