About the Role
Whether you’re talking about length, mass, time, temperature, electric current, amount or the brightness of light, the National Physical Laboratory sets the standards by which these things are all measured. As an organisation we’re doing so many great things.  As our Corporate Communications Specialist, you’ll focus on communicating our cutting edge science and engineering across a variety of channels. At NPL, we touch ordinary lives in extraordinary ways and you could too. 
You’ll plan and manage the delivery of a wide range of communication projects, engage with colleagues across the organisation, and create interesting and engaging content that presents our work to our customers and stakeholders, raising our profile and increasing our engagement with our key audiences. You will ensure that everything is delivered to the highest quality, within cost and to deadline. You will work closely with colleagues across the Marketing and Communications team to deliver integrated communication campaigns and programmes utilising general marketing skills, drafting web pages (content and structure), marketing emails, intranet stories, organising speakers and events, project planning, reporting, digital social media, and public relations.
About You

With a background in corporate communications, you have plenty of creative flair and the drive to get things done. Good organisation skills, meticulous attention to detail and a commercial awareness are all must-haves. You also need excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong copywriting and editing skills. Experience of working within a science, engineering or technology is important, and you will need to demonstrate a keen interest in science and engineering.

Beyond that, we’re looking for someone who’ll thrive in an environment like ours. At NPL we learn from each other, respect each other and work together to do better for ourselves and for our customers.

Please note:  Applications will be reviewed, and interviews conducted throughout the duration of this advert therefore we may at any time bring the closing date forward.  We encourage all interested applicants to apply as soon as practical.

About The Company

NPL and BEIS have strong commitments to diversity and equality of opportunity, and welcome applications from candidates irrespective of their background, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, or age, providing they meet the required criteria. Applications from women, disabled and BAME candidates in particular are encouraged. All disabled candidates (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) who satisfy the minimum criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview under the Disability Confident Scheme.

We’re transforming. As a national laboratory, we’re exploring even more commercial routes to market and that’s presenting us with greater opportunity – for you and us. Our success relies on the diversity and talent of our people, we strive to nurture and respect individuals to ensure everyone feels valued and supported to excel in their chosen field. This value is at the core of our organisation.

We believe in a culture of fairness by treating everyone on the basis of their own individual merits and abilities regardless of their own or perceived identity, background or any other factor irrelevant to a person’s work. At NPL we are committed to the health and well-being of our employees. Flexible working and social activities are embedded in our culture to create a positive work-life balance, along with a broad range of benefitsNPL’s values are at the heart of what we do and they shape the way we interact, develop our people and celebrate success.

As part of our commitment to diversity & inclusion, we signed up to the Institute of Physics' Project Juno in 2015 as a Juno Supporter. NPL were proud to be awarded Juno Practitioner status in 2018. NPL also joined Stonewall as a Diversity champion in 2015, participating in their annual Workplace Equality Index for the equality of LGBT+ community at NPL. In 2018, NPL became a member of the Business Disability Forum and joined the disability confident scheme as level 1 committed employer.

To ensure everyone has an equal chance, we’re always willing to make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss, please contact us.