£23,528 - £27,250 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We are a leading charity and the UK’s expert voice for children with cancer and we have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic science communications professional to join our growing team.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, organised and proactive individual with experience of communicating complex scientific topics to non-specialist audiences. As our Research Communications Executive you will play a critical role in engaging members, supporters and the public with childhood cancer research to maximise its impact and inspire people to support our life-changing work.

You will work to identify and showcase the incredible impact of CCLG-funded research, and that of members of our research funding network including The Little Princess Trust*, as well as support activities to promote CCLG as an authoritative, reliable voice on childhood cancer science. Working collaboratively with colleagues in the engagement, fundraising and research teams, and the research community, you will plan and deliver compelling, accessible and scientifically accurate research content in a variety of formats for a range of non-specialist audiences. As a science communications expert, you will provide advice and support to teams across the charity to ensure all our communications about our research are clear, accurate and effective.

You will be an enthusiastic, organised and proactive individual with experience of, and passion for, communicating complex scientific topics to non-specialist audiences. As a natural storyteller with a flair for writing you understand how to inspire and engage, and that the needs, knowledge and motivations of your target audience always come first. You have a background in science, a good knowledge of research methods, an ability to critique scientific papers, and an understanding of the childhood cancer research field. You are skilled at building excellent working relationships and collaborating effectively within a team and across an organisation. You can plan and manage multiple streams of work and meet deadlines while ensuring a high attention to detail and accuracy in all your work.

* As well as directly funding research, CCLG works in partnership with The Little Princess Trust to manage their research funding programme. We also have a network of research funding partners, primarily consisting of smaller charities whom we support to fund high-quality research. This role will work across CCLG, The Little Princess Trust and our research network partners. The post is employed and managed by CCLG, and part-funded by The Little Princess Trust.

Our work

Each week in the UK and Ireland, more than 30 children are diagnosed with cancer. Our network of dedicated professional members work together in treatment, care and research to help shape a future where all children with cancer survive and live happy, healthy and independent lives.

We fund and support innovative world-class research and collaborate, both nationally and internationally, to drive forward improvements in childhood cancer. Our award-winning information resources help lessen the anxiety, stress and loneliness commonly felt by families, giving support throughout the cancer journey.

We are a registered charity and fundraise for our important activities through campaigns, donations and family involvement.

Main purpose of the job

The Research Communications Executive’s focus will be on showcasing the impact of, and helping increase support for, CCLG-funded and Little Princess Trust-funded research, as well as promoting CCLG as an authoritative, reliable voice on childhood cancer science. The role will work collaboratively with colleagues across CCLG (and The Little Princess Trust) to plan and deliver engaging, accessible, and scientifically accurate research content for a range of stakeholders.

Closing date: 4 January 2022


More about Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG) is a leading national charity and expert voice for all childhood cancers.  Read more

Posted on: 02 December 2021
Closed date: 01 January 2022
Tags: Communications, PR, Policy/Research

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