Applications are invited for a Communications Officer – Supercomputing Wales post in Cardiff University’s School of Computer Science & Informatics. This is a part-time, fixed-term post until 30 September 2020, starting on 1 August 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidate will be dedicated to finding creative solutions and have a genuine curiosity and enthusiasm to deliver the Supercomputing Wales programme’s communications and stakeholder engagement plans and other relevant initiatives. You will work closely with the research community across the consortium universities, including the Supercomputing Wales Research Software Engineers. You will possess substantial experience of working within a marketing or communications role, including experience of digital marketing, website content management and social media.

Supercomputing Wales is a strategic programme of investment intended to change the way supercomputer facilities are used to support research activities in Wales. The programme is led by Cardiff University, in a consortium with Aberystwyth, Bangor and Swansea universities. The programme targets include capturing more research funding for Wales, creating more highly-skilled research jobs, and increasing collaborations with other research-active partners, all built on improved High Performance Computing capacity provided through Supercomputing Wales. The programme is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund via Welsh Government (c. £9m in total), and by the university partners.
For more information on Supercomputing Wales, please visit our website:

Cardiff University has a successful School of Computer Science & Informatics with an international reputation for its teaching and research activities. We are a research-led School with a longstanding, international reputation for applied research activities, and collaborate with more than 100 UK and international academic and industrial partners. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) 99% of our submitted research was rated at least of international standard with 79% classed as "internationally excellent" or "world leading". The School delivers a stimulating portfolio of BSc and MSc degrees and offers research degrees leading to MPhil and PhD qualifications. For more information on the School please visit our website:

Cardiff University is committed to supporting all its employees in achieving the necessary balance between their work and their personal lives. As part of this commitment, the University has developed a flexible and responsive framework of support for staff in managing their work and personal commitments wherever possible. We particularly welcome applications from women who are under-represented within Cardiff University in this field.

For an informal discussion of the role the please contact Owain Huw, Programme Manager for Supercomputing Wales on +44(0)29 2087 9569, or by email at

For an informal discussion about flexible working and work-life balance please contact Pamela Munn by email at

This post is part-time (21 hours per week) and fixed term until 30 September 2020.

The appointment will be made, dependent on relevant qualifications and experience within the

Salary: £26,495 - £30,688 per annum, pro-rata for hours worked (Grade 5)

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