Clare Lowe

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Contact information

Clare Lowe

CCS Communications Officer (OSGA)

Connected Communications Service 

The Connected Communications Service (CCS) is a shared service communications team that sits in the Social Sciences Division and is the only team of its kind at the University of Oxford. Essentially, we act as an internal communications consultancy for the departments/schools/faculties in the Social Sciences Division who have signed up to our services.

Clients can buy into the CCS team on a retained model, providing consistent and predictable delivery of their ongoing communications needs. We currently work like this for four departments and the Social Sciences Division, covering a mixture of external, internal, alumni and digital communications, and event assistance.

In addition, we can engage on an ad-hoc advisory basis - either expanding the retained model for special projects or providing strategic communications consultation. We are now delivering this service cross division.

About me

My name is Clare Lowe. I am a Communications Officer within the CCS and a departmental specialist working with the Oxford School of Global Area Studies (OSGA). I am also responsible for supporting the team with the Divisional Communications as needed.

I am responsible for:

  • Creating, advising on, and delivering some aspects of the Department's communication strategy
  • Researching, writing, editing and proofreading communications' materials such as news items
  • Identifying and engaging with a range of internal and external stakeholders and audiences regarding communications
  • Planning and managing the move of the Department's current SharePoint Internet content to SharePoint online
  • Exploring the Department's increased use of social media
  • Working with the channel specialist in the CCS
  • Regular communications support for the Social Sciences Division and reporting on communications activities for the Department

Working pattern

Tuesday 9am-5.00pm (working from home)

Wednesday 9am-5.00pm (working from home)