Project Communications Manager - Glasgow

  • Communications - Glasgow
  • Competitive Salary, 28 Days Holiday, 10 Bank Holidays, Discretionary Bonus Scheme, Pension Scheme, Cashback Healthcare S
  • Ref: 164
  • Date Posted: Tuesday 4 Dec 2018
This vacancy is now closed

Project Communications Manager

Location: Glasgow

The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE Catapult) is one of a number of Catapults set up by Innovate UK to accelerate the deployment of innovative technology in the UK.

With primary locations in Glasgow and Blyth, Northumberland, ORE Catapult is the UK’s leading technology innovation and research centre for offshore renewable energy.  We are delivering the UK’s largest clean growth opportunity by accelerating the creation and growth of UK companies in offshore renewable energy. Our unique facilities, research and engineering capabilities bring together industry and academia and drive innovation, focusing on three main areas: testing and validating offshore renewable energy technologies; research & innovation; improving the operational performance of the existing fleet of offshore renewable energy infrastructure.

With an expanding volume of programmes in collaboration with partners from across the UK, Europe and beyond, we now have a need for an experienced Project Communications Manager to join our established and successful Marketing and Communications Team, to ensure that we capture the value and impact of these activities through consistent, impactful communications targeting a wide range of stakeholders.

As a key member of the Marketing & Communications Directorate, the Project Communications Manager will deliver creative and impactful communications campaigns and promotions, using the full communications mix, for a broad range of projects that reflect the positive impact of ORE Catapult’s activities. Many of these will be of a highly technical nature and target very specific audiences; others will have broad and cross-sector appeal. What they will all have in common is that they will be at the leading edge of innovation, driving down the cost of energy from renewables and creating UK value.

What are my key responsibilities?

  • Liaising with ORE Catapult’s technical teams to identify, develop and deliver highly engaging content across multiple channels to communicate the impact of numerous innovation and research programmes.

  • Proactive external stakeholder management

  • Supporting the Head of Communications to develop and deliver communications plans to support ORE Catapult’s strategy and delivery plans.

  • Supporting the Marketing & Communications team to design and produce key ORE Catapult publications.

  • Supporting the organisation and execution of ORE Catapult and other industry events.

  • Ensuring creativity and innovation is at the heart of content creation.

  • Ensuring consistency, quality and adherence to ORE Catapult editorial standards across all publications delivered.

What do I need to qualify for this role?

Educated to degree level or equivalent, with a marketing or communications qualification being advantageous.  The successful candidate will have a sound knowledge and proven experience of delivering public relations and marketing concepts and best practice, with a passion for the green economy and prior experience of working within the renewable energy sector being advantageous.  Excellent communication skills (written and oral) are essential, together with the ability to express opinions and ideas with confidence in a constructive and engaging manner and the capability of operating, planning and delivering at both strategic and tactical level within the organisation.  We are looking for someone who has the ability to take technically complex material and communicate it in a clear and engaging manner and working with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders in a range of capacities.


We offer exciting challenges and career opportunities in an ever growing innovative company at the leading edge of green technology.  Our working environment is open, inspiring and multicultural, and we provide great potential for personal and professional development.

In return, an excellent remuneration package is offered which includes attractive basic salary, pension, bonus, and subsidised health care saving scheme.

Closing Date:  14 December 2018

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of race, sex, disability, religion and belief, sexual orientation, or status regarding gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.