CB21, Cambridge
Circa £28,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Are you passionate about the power of research to change lives? Do you want to inspire, inform, and engage people about the progress being made in dementia research?

We are looking for a confident, creative and proactive individual to join us as Public Engagement Officer. In this role, you’ll work to make dementia research accessible and inspiring to the public through supporting researchers to embed engagement, and delivering online and in-person events and participatory projects. You will help to deliver our Inspire Fund public engagement grants, which provide funding for projects that engage on the topic of dementia and research. Reporting to the Public Engagement Manager, you’ll work with a range of teams across the charity, spotting opportunities and creating tools and activities to increase engagement with dementia research.

The successful candidate will have a degree or equivalent experience in life sciences, and a track record in designing, delivering and evaluating successful public events and projects. As a new role at this level, you will have the opportunity to shape it and make a significant contribution to the charity’s public engagement activities.

Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity dedicated to diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure. Backed by our passionate scientists and supporters, we’re challenging the way people think about dementia, bringing together the people and organisations who can speed up progress, and investing in research to make life-changing breakthroughs possible.

Main tasks of role:

  • Design, deliver and evaluate public events and projects.
  • Facilitate, train and support dementia researchers to develop and deliver public engagement and involvement.
  • Assist the Public Engagement Manager with running the Inspire Fund grant scheme.
  • Act as a point of contact for dementia researchers and Inspire Fund grant holders, and maintain working relationships with them.
  • Design compelling and innovative activities and resources to support engagement.
  • Assist in the delivery of large-scale public engagement projects and work to promote them and ensure their long-term success.
  • Build partnerships with individuals and organisations to work together to develop new ways to engage the public with research.

What we are looking for:

  • Degree in a life science subject or equivalent experience.
  • Experience of designing, delivering and evaluating successful public engagement.
  • Experience of discussing health or research matters with the public.
  • Excellent communication skills, including networking and presentation skills with a range of audiences.
  • Ability to communicate appropriately with people affected by dementia and their families.
  • An eye for creativity and innovation in public engagement.
  • Experience creating compelling content for digital channels, including web, emails and social media social media.
  • Project management skills and experience.
  • Negotiating, influencing and problem-solving skills.
  • Developed organisational skills with a strong attention to detail.
  • A confident and friendly manner; would feel at ease representing the charity to a range of audiences to a high level.
  • Working with independence, drive and initiative.

Location: Granta Park, near Cambridge.

Salary: Circa £28,000 per annum, plus benefits

Please download the Vacancy Pack for more details.

The closing date for applications is the 23 May 2021, with interviews to be held on the either the 7, 8 or 11 June 2021. We would encourage applicants to submit their application at the earliest opportunity as the closing date may be brought forward at any time. Should we wish to contact you to arrange an interview on any other date this will be based on the availability of the candidate and the panel. Please indicate in your cover letter if you are unable to attend on a particular day.

In order to be considered, please create an online account using our Online Recruitment System which can be accessed through our Job Vacancies Page. You will be able to attach a CV and covering letter to your application, track your application and view other vacancies that may be of interest.

To view further details about this role and the benefits of working for us please visit the Alzheimer’s Research UK website.

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Posted on: 30 April 2021
Closing date: 23 May 2021
Job ref: PEO21
Tags: Communications, PR, Project Management

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