Northampton, Northamptonshire
Up to £24000 per annum + benefits
Job description

The MND Association are seeking a Research Information Coordinator. This is an exciting opportunity to join the team that delivers our Research Communications in Northampton.

Salary: c.£24,000 plus benefits

Location: Northampton

Hours: Full-time 37 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent

About the role

In this stimulating and diverse role you are an integral part of our Research Development Team to communicate with our audience (supporters, MND Research Scientists and clinicians) by producing research communication materials relating to both our research programmes, and International developments in MND Research.

You will work closely with the Head of Research and the Research Development team. Key responsibilities include an active role in promoting and publicising of MND research through the research pages of the website, blogs, mail-outs (MND Research monthly newsletter, The Researcher newsletter) and via our social media channels (MND Research Twitter account), developing, using and maintaining our Symposium App, Symposium web microsite, Facebook, Twitter. You will work closely with the Communications and Digital Teams to assist with press releases, and to promote new MND research stories to the media, assisting researchers with study recruitment and communicate these opportunities to people affected by MND interested in research.

What are we looking for?

We require an exceptional candidate who has a keen interest and ability to read, understand and interpret biomedical research, with the ability to translate into compelling simple language for a diverse range of non-scientific audiences.

An excellent all-round communicator, you will be able to work across teams, independently and also assist in delivering events and other activities in support of our fundraising and stewardship programmes.

Ideally you will have experience in Research Communications with technical skills, experience of digital platforms and use of a range of communications channels in order to maintain and develop the services and support that we provide to both our community of public, research scientists and clinicians.

Just as important are your communication and personal skills, organisation, writing ability, command of English writing, attention to detail and desire to perform at your very best.

Take a look at our careers page to find out more about the role and responsibilities.

How to apply?

We would love to hear from you.

If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you, apply online now.

About Us

The MND Association was founded in 1979. Our mission is to improve care and support for people with MND, their families and carers. We also fund and promote research that leads to new understanding and treatments and brings us closer to a cure for MND. The Association also campaigns and raises awareness so the needs of people with MND, and everyone who cares for them, are recognised and addressed by wider society.

  • MND is a fatal, rapidly progressive disease that affects the brain and spinal cord

  • It attacks the nerves that control movement: people can still think and feel but their muscles refuse to work

  • Six people die from MND every day in the UK. It has no cure

Important Notices

Please submit your application as soon as possible; due to the high volumes of applications we receive, and we reserve the right to close any adverts before the closing date once we have received sufficient applications.

Please note, from late 2019, our National Office will be relocating to new premises within Northampton.

At the MND Association we are committed to equalities and value diversity. We are working hard to remove perceived and actual barriers to participation by people with and affected by MND, current and future staff and volunteers and stakeholders.

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Posted on: 11 July 2019
Closed date: 08 August 2019
Job ref: MND421
Tags: Policy/Research