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Communications & Events Manager: GDI Hub Academic Research Centre


Global Disability Innovation (GDI) Hub Academic Research Centre is recruiting a Communications & Events Manager to support its dynamic and world leading work to drive disability innovation for a fairer world. With a reach across 41 countries with more than 70 global partners, this role is a unique opportunity to propel the outputs of the centre, which sits at the forefront of the disability innovation movement worldwide. As the WHO's first Global Collaborating Centre on AT, we are looking for a passionate, experienced and strategic thinker - able to translate knowledge into content, engagement and impact. From digital and social outputs to events and campaigns, this position would suit a creative, agile, detail driven candidate, who is looking to use their communications skills to drive impact in the disability innovation space.


University College London (UCL) is a multi-faculty college of the University of London with a population of over 40,000 students, from more than 130 different countries. Degree programmes are provided in Arts and Humanities, Social and Historical Sciences, Architecture, Building, Environmental Design and Planning, Laws, Life Sciences and Clinical Sciences (including Medicine), Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and Engineering Sciences. For more information see

GDI Hub is a world-leading research and practice centre of disability innovation. It hosts the world’s first and only World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Assistive Technology and the first MSc Disability, Design & Innovation programme. It has a research and innovation portfolio of nearly £50m and is operational in 33 countries. It is comprised of an Academic Research Centre (ARC) led by UCL CS and a community interest company.

Main purpose of the job

The role will specialise in developing, delivering and reviewing the GDI Hub Academic Research Centre’s (GDI Hub ARC) internal and external communications strategy and its contingent elements. With particular focus on AT2030 and the WHO Collaborating Centre for Assistive Technology.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, a combination of the following: designing and producing content for the web, newsletters and social media. The role will maintain effective social media presence while keeping abreast of GDI Hub ARC’s activity for dissemination to all relevant stakeholders across all media platforms and events.

The role also requires ensuring the visual identity is in harmony with UCL’s overall branding. The post holder will be responsible for organising and supporting a range of events for example, distinguished lecture series, annual showcase the events will have a range of internal and external contacts.

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Contract Type

Fixed term. Full Time. 18 months.


£38,308- £46,155

Working type

Hybrid (20% - 80% on site)

Reports to

GDI Hub Centre Manager

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