Home-based
£20k - 22.4k per year
Contract, Part-time
Job description

The Rank Prize Funds is a registered charity which was set up in 1972 as a continuing memorial to the charitable interests of Lord Rank. The Fund plays an important part in recognising and supporting advances in the two areas of science which were of particular interest to him, these being Nutrition and Optoelectronics.

The Funds are administered by a group of distinguished Trustees who have appointed two eminent Advisory Committees to advise them on how best to achieve the aims of the Founder. They not only award substantial prizes in recognition of significant advances in the relevant fields of science, but also actively promote the extension and spread of knowledge in those areas through various initiatives such as organising conferences, sponsoring lectures, and by awarding small grants to support training and to facilitate career development, particularly of students and early career researchers.

The Rank Prize Funds are looking for an Administrator and Communications Officer to join the team on a part-time basis.

Contract type: 11 month FTC

Salary: £25,000 - £28,000 per year depending on experience
Actual salary 20,000 - 22,400 pro rata

Location: Home-based

Hours: 28 hours per week over 4 days

The role
The Administrator and Communications Officer will work closely with the Chief Executive, taking responsibility for particular activities and events as agreed, including a number of symposia. The Administrator and Communications Officer will take responsibility for the charity's communications, especially social media. The successful candidate will be responsible for the organisation and coordination of a variety of activities and events, in particular a number of symposia.

Person specification

* Substantial administration experience
* Experience of composing and managing communications
* Experience of event planning and delivery
* Experience of home-working and familiarity with videoconferencing software, Zoom in particular
* Experience of working with senior academics in a university or charity environment
* Ability to write minutes and compose clear, professional correspondence
* Ability to use social media, especially Twitter in a professional environment

We encourage applicants who are from underrepresented groups with protected characteristics, as we value having a diverse pool of applicants to find the best candidate.


Closing Date: 11:59 PM, Sunday 28th February 2020

Refreshed on: 21 March 2021
Closed date: 29 March 2021
Job ref: HQ00042156
Tags: Admin, Communications, PR