Chair Recruitment

Corporate Communications Manager

As the first institution of its kind in the world, dedicated to education and research in tropical diseases, it’s an exciting time to join LSTM as we enter our 125th anniversary year in 2023. We have a bold ambition to build upon our existing strengths and research activities, both in the UK and overseas, and developing and educating the global health leaders of the future is at the heart of our plans. We have just released our new strategy and building a strong international reputation will be critical to realising that ambition.

We are investing in a number of new roles as part of our transformation to a new External Relations team and are looking for a new Corporate Communications Manager who will help tell LSTM’s stories to a range of audiences across the globe. You will work closely with academic colleagues across LSTM, and other areas of External Relations, to tell the story of our research and ensure that our areas of strength and excellence are well known among a broad range of audiences, everything from journalists and MPs to external partners.

On a day-to-day basis you will develop and deliver an integrated corporate communications strategy and oversee delivery of a proactive and reactive media, PR and thought leadership programme. You will curate and create content and press releases, co-ordinate media coverage, manage LSTM social media channels, contribute to campaigns and develop innovative thought leadership and public affairs activities, both in the UK and internationally. A key part of this role will involve providing professional expertise and support for colleagues across LSTM as well as ensuring we have engaging and effective channels, systems and processes in place for maximum impact.  

You will bring:

  • A strong track record in Corporate Communications, media or PR, ideally with a strong background working in a large and complex organisation
  • Experience of storytelling, content generation and profile raising – everything from developing strategy, delivering media and PR plans and detailed evaluation tactics
  • A passion for storytelling and the creativity and a desire to make a positive impact

In return, we offer:

  • A supportive and nurturing team in which you will have opportunities to further develop as a professional in the sector, and beyond.
  • A great culture, working with people who are passionate about tackling the greatest global health challenges.
  • Generous holiday allowance.
  • Hybrid working options with around 3 days a week based at our Liverpool-city centre office.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Marie Gray, Director of External Relations at

Please note: interviews will be held during May 2023 and the selection process will include undertaking a presentation, formal interview and providing a portfolio of previous work. .

Application Process

To apply for the position please follow the apply link and upload your CV and covering letter.

Due to the volume of applications, we receive, we may close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered.

Inclusion is central to our values at LSTM

We seek to attract and recruit people who reflect the diversity across our communities, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, nationality, faith or belief, social background, age and disability. LSTM selects candidates based on skills, qualifications, and experience.

We welcome conversations about flexible working; and applications from those returning to employment after a break from their careers.

About LSTM

Founded in 1898 and the oldest of its kind in the world, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for teaching and research in tropical diseases. Through the creation of effective links with governments, NGOs, private organisations and global institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, LSTM aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed/resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics.

Look at some of the great work we have achieved over the past year by viewing our annual report: LSTM Annual Report 2021-2022 | LSTM (

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