Communications Officer: IN-PART

We’re looking for an engaged, proactive individual to join our team which combines talent in digital marketing and science communication with the aim of uniting the research ecosystem, scaling our growth, and establishing us as the gold standard for university-industry matchmaking.

The role involves producing content across a range of channels and formats to communicate the latest academic research to industry and best practices for collaboration between the two. You would join the company at an exciting time of growth, presenting an opportunity to make a mark within a rapidly-growing start-up and to progress through the ranks as the company develops.


Key responsibilities

  • Global challenges programme – coordinate and communicate our global challenge campaigns which aim to unite researchers across the academia-industry ecosystem to collaborate addressing critical research challenges such as COVID-19 and plastic sustainability
  • Webinar programme – manage our online events which aim to surface current research challenges and best practices for university-industry collaboration, including engaging with stakeholders in academia and industry, and creating content and dissemination campaigns to drive engagement with the programme
  • Content pipeline – manage the production, editing, design and dissemination of content including blogs, case studies, white papers, and editorials
  • PR – writing news releases, feature articles and working with external support to secure high-quality, relevant news pieces
  • Social media – managing our social channels to disseminate content and engage with our audiences across academia and industry
  • Messaging, brand, and audience profiling/segmentation – ensure all communications are aligned with our brand vision and targeted to the right audience segments
  • Email – leveraging our email channels and creating content for regular bulletins and engagement campaigns 
  • Digital creative assets – creating visual graphics and flyers
  • Multimedia – creating video and audio format content to repackage and communicate key messages from our content programme
  • Surveys – create and run surveys for the research community to inform developments and generate insights for content
  • Evaluation + reporting – analysing content/campaigns to assess whether they met their objectives and provide recommendations for development
  • Insight – keep in-tune with the latest developments in research, innovation and communications and feed new opportunities and relevant developments into our workflow


Skills and assets required

  • Dedicated and driven by delivering impact
  • Strong organisational, time management and prioritisation skills
  • Self-motivated and target-driven
  • A professional approach to working
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • An eye for clean, clear, and appropriate design and communication
  • International outlook
  • Ability to work independently, as part of a team, and to leverage relationships across different teams in the company
  • Leadership to own of projects and propose new and improved ways of working



  • Two years or thereabouts in a communications-related role, preferably in the tech, research or innovation sectors with experience aligned to the role responsibilities
  • Preferably a degree or equivalent qualification in a STEM or related subject



If you think you could deliver in this role, or you think you can offer something more than what we’ve outlined, please email our Marketing and Communications Manager ( with a brief cover letter that outlines your suitability and interest in working for IN-PART, along with a CV and any examples of recent relevant work. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, and interviews arranged at the earliest suitable time for relevant candidates. 


About IN-PART and our vision:

IN-PART develops digital solutions curated by in-house STEM experts that simplify the initial connection between decision-makers in academia and industry. Our goal is to help drive impact from research by matching innovation and expertise on a level playing field globally.

IN-PART launched in 2014 out of business incubators at the University of Sheffield and Kings College London. We value hard work, independence and creativity. We have a HQ in Sheffield and a hub in London, both of which have a relaxed, start-up office environment, and we create room for personal and career development. We’re a rapidly growing company and with that comes the opportunity to grow into the role and take responsibility for driving change and delivering solutions.


Staff benefits:

  • 22 days holiday pro rata, plus bank holidays, and bonus holiday days around your birthday and for the festive break
  • Flexibility with working hours
  • Option to work remote or hybrid from our London/Sheffield offices
  • All expenses paid company-wide meetups twice a year
  • Career development reviews and support
  • Free tea (Yorkshire) and coffee
Closing date: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021
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