Research Communications Officer
Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 6pm on the closing date.
Do you have a passion for biomedical science and a flair for writing? Alzheimer’s Society – the UK’s leading dementia charity - is looking for a talented Research Communications Officer to bring our growing research programme to life for donors, volunteers and people affected by dementia.
By 2025, one million people will be living with the condition. Alzheimer’s Society is here for everyone affected by dementia – wherever they are, whatever they’re going through. We provide information and support, improve care, campaign for change and are committed to supporting high quality dementia research going forward
Research Communications Officer Responsibilities:
The Research Communications Officer will publicise our portfolio of over 150 grants worth £30 million to a wide range of lay audiences. Working within the busy research team, you will use your understanding of biomedical science, keen eye for a good story and excellent writing skills to create and promote compelling content for a range of audiences. This will include donors, people affected by dementia, researchers and policy makers.
Research is a key priority for the organisation going forward, and this position will be integral to ensuring research is represented across our internal and external channels including our website, blog, social media channels, enewsletters and internal intranet.
Dementia remains a very popular topic in the press. You will play a key role in supporting the Society’s research media work by developing press statements for national circulation and articles for trade press. With media training you will act as a spokesperson on research topics in print and broadcast interviews.
Research Communications Officer Requirements:
We’re looking for someone uniquely skilled in making complex science clear and accessible to lay audiences. You will be able to tell a compelling story but also have good attention to detail to ensure accuracy in our press statements. You must have experience in communicating research to non-scientists, be confident at giving presentations and have the ability to work proactively and independently in this very varied role.
About Alzheimer’s Society:
Alzheimer’s Society embraces diversity, inclusion and accessibility for all of our people. We are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve and ensuring inclusion in everything we do.
Our employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. We are proud to support them with a range of benefits, recognition and many options for working agilely, all contributing to a strong work life balance. We also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Alzheimer's Society.
Position: Research Communications Officer
Location: Home Worker - England and Wales
Contract type: Full Time, Permanent-
Hours: 35 per week
Salary: £25,300 - £27,628 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience) (+ London Allowance of £3,600 if applicable)
Closing date: 10 December 2020
Interview date: 16 or 17th December (second round interviews if needed)
You may have experience of the following: Research Communications Officer, Communications Officer, Biomedical Sciences, Dementia, Strategic Communication, Senior Communications Officer, Charity, Third Sector, Not for Profit, etc.