Media and Research Officer (Part-Time - 3 days a week)
Central London • £26,000 - £29,000 per annum (Full Time Equivalent) + Benefits
The Microbiology Society is a membership charity for scientists interested in microbes, their effects, and their practical uses. We are one of the largest microbiology societies in Europe with a worldwide membership based in universities, industry, hospitals, research institutes, and schools.
Our principal goal is to develop, expand and strengthen the networks available to our members so that they can generate new knowledge about microbes and ensure that it is shared with other communities. The impacts from this will drive us towards a world in which the science of microbiology provides maximum benefit to society.
We are looking for a Media and Research Officer to join our friendly and welcoming team at the Microbiology Society, based in central London. The postholder will support the Society’s strategy by contributing proactively and reactively to media communications to maximise our impact.
The role will develop knowledge of the research activities of members, acting as a conduit between their expertise and the media and other audiences. They will source and write content from exciting research activities within our membership and across our journals content to support our aim to advance understanding of microbiology and champion the contribution made by microbiology, our members, and their work in addressing global challenges.
For more information, please visit our website.
Our generous benefits package includes;
- Flexible working hours, including hybrid working options
- Highly competitive salaries with annual cost of living increase
- 23 days holiday + eight bank holidays and three additional days over the Christmas break
- 10% employer pension contribution
- Life insurance including free (health and wellbeing) employee support services
- Enhanced maternity pay to include 26 weeks fully paid maternity leave and 13 weeks statutory maternity pay
- Season Ticket Loan Scheme
- Cycle to Work Scheme
- £50 contribution towards eye care
Please send in your CV and Cover Letter
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Closing date: 5th November 2021
It is important that you DO NOT include your Personal Information i.e. name and contact details in your CV or Cover Letter.
This is because the Microbiology Society is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. We value, promote, and seek diversity.
The Society also takes the security of your data seriously. It has internal policies and controls in place to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed, and is not accessed except by our employees in the proper performance of their duties.
Please note that due to limited resources the Society can't acknowledge receipt of applications. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
“We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United Kingdom. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.”
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