Chair Recruitment

External Relations

Introduction from Marie Gray, Director of Communications and External Relations

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine was established in 1898 as the first institution in the world dedicated to teaching and research in tropical diseases. In 2023 we celebrate our 125th anniversary and have recently launched our new Strategy. It is an exciting time to join us and help tell our story to the world.

We are an institution which is delivering a significant impact. In the latest Research Excellence framework (REF 2021) we were ranked second in the UK for impact and 6th in clinical medicine. We have also recently received World-Leading Specialist Education Provider status from the UK’s Office for Students and are expanding our student offer.

Our scientists and researchers are undertaking impactful work and we are home to some of the world-leading experts in global health. With almost 600 staff, and in excess of 350 global partnerships, our people are delivering cutting-edge research and transformational teaching across the globe.  

We have an ambitious new strategy with a vision to be recognised around the world for the quality and impact of our research and education and to be an institution where people want to work, study or partner with. And, we are looking for passionate, outstanding and engaged people to join our team to help us realise this vision.

Under the direction of our new Director of Communications and External Relations, we are investing in several new Marketing, Fundraising and Communications roles, at all levels.  It is a fantastic time to join our expanding team and to help shape drive forward our activities in reputation building and profile raising.

Our values

Our values guide how we work – they are the essence of our community. These have been developed in collaboration and consultation with our staff and will underpin the delivery of our Strategy.


Our community is a place where everyone is trusted, respected, appreciated and empowered. 

We embrace diversity and welcome different views - we encourage honest, courageous conversations and always treat each other with kindness and dignity.


We act with integrity, fairness, and transparency and hold ourselves, and our partners, to the highest ethical standards. 

We deliver on our commitments and foster a culture of continuous improvement and learning.


We work with those who share our values and ambitions and take pride in our collective achievements.

We support each other and will use our influence to develop and sustain equitable partnerships – together we will deliver better outcomes.


We are ambitious and strive to make a positive difference in everything that we do, working with staff, students, alumni and partners who are at the cutting edge of their fields of expertise.

We will approach our work with curiosity and learning and focus our efforts and resources where they will have the greatest impact.

External Relations

Our External Relations team has recently been created, bringing together expertise across Communications and Marketing as well as Corporate Events, Public Engagement and Web. We are moving towards a more service-focused function and over the coming months will be establishing new service models to help us drive forward LSTM’s ambitious plans.

We are looking for:

Agile working

This role will be based in our offices at Pembroke Place in Liverpool.

We recognise the benefit for staff and the institution of working flexibly and have an agile working approach. Successful candidates would need to be able to work on campus around 3 days a week, with flexibility about the specific days around operational need.