City of London, London
£50735 - £56371 per annum
Job description


This is an exciting opportunity to join the leading diabetes charity in the UK to steer the research communications activity of the charity. We have just announced our new outcomes focused strategy.

You will play a critical role in ensuring our new strategic outcomes are effectively informed by research and lead on all aspects of research communications internally and externally including ensuring the timely and proactive communication of our research impact.

Interview Date: 4 February 2020


What we can offer you:

  • Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays
  • A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,500 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments)
  • Early finish Friday and flexible working as part of our approach to activity based working
  • Discounts on gym membership
  • Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life
  • Annual season ticket loan (on completion of your probation period)
  • Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities
  • Generous pension provision, life assurance and income protection insurance
  • Cycle to work scheme (eligible for scheme if contract is permanent or longer than 12 months)

*Some benefits aren't available until you've passed your probation period and are dependent on the length of contract.

Main Responsibilities

  • Lead the primary research content expert team for Diabetes UK
  • Lead on the reporting of research impact
  • Support the delivery of the strategic outcomes through the research strategy
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues across the charity ensuring our research portfolio inspires colleagues and stakeholders, attracting future investment
  • Represent Diabetes UK's research work externally in the media, with academia and with partner organisations

Ideal Candidate

  • A leader in research communications
  • Passionate about making a difference for people living with and those at risk of diabetes
  • A leader in cross-organisational working
  • Open to new and collaborative ways of working and partnerships
  • Educated to degree and preferably PhD level in a science discipline
More about Diabetes UK
Diabetes UK

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Posted on: 17 January 2020
Closed date: 24 January 2020
Job ref: diabetesuk/TP/10938/402
Tags: Policy/Research