Chair Recruitment

Internal 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 engaging meaningfully with our staff and supporters 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 Internal Communications Manager who will lead the development and delivery of a data-informed, integrated internal communications and staff and student engagement strategy to support LSTM’s ambitions.

On a day-to-day basis, the Internal Communications Manager will work closely with colleagues from HR and External Relations as well as across LSTM, with staff both in the UK and internationally.  You will curate and create content, manage LSTM’s intranet and internal engagement channels as well as developing campaigns to engage staff and supporters. You will also work with our Education team to develop strategies and plans to engage our diverse student body.

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 are in place for maximum impact.  

You will bring:

  • A strong track record in internal communications and staff engagement, ideally from working in a large and complex organisation, Higher Education experience is desirable
  • Experience of delivering effective and engaging staff and/or student engagement campaigns and activities which deliver business impact
  • Background in establishing, managing and continually evaluating internal communications channels to drive engagement and action
  • Passion, 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 (

LSTM actively promotes Equal Opportunities and Safeguarding Policies

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