Position: Research Communications Officer
Type: Full-time (35 hours per week), permanent
Location: Office-based in London, N4 with the flexibility to work remotely
Salary: £33,606 - £37,217 per annum plus excellent benefits
Salary Band: Band E2
Department: Research communications team
At the MS Society, we make sure people living with MS are at the centre of everything we do. And it’s this commitment that unites us across the UK.
Our work is based on the hopes and aspirations of our MS community. Together we campaign at all levels, fund ground-breaking research and provide award winning support and information.
Our people are our greatest asset and the key to our success. We offer a vibrant, progressive environment where you will make a difference.
About this job
This is an exciting, challenging opportunity. And is ideal for an enthusiastic and proactive individual with excellent interpersonal skills and experience in communicating complex research topics to a lay audience.
You’ll have a passion for communicating science and empowering people with quality information. You’ll bring a clear understanding of research methodologies, combined with outstanding communication and organisational skills and a positive, can-do attitude.
You’ll be able to demonstrate a successful track record of liaising with people at all levels and in managing complex projects.
Our Research Communications Officers work closely with colleagues in our press, digital, fundraising and engagement teams as well as people affected by MS, researchers and other stakeholders.
You’ll be joining us at an exciting stage of our development and this is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a supportive and friendly team.
We offer 35 days annual leave (pro rata for part time employees) including bank holidays, travel loan and various other benefits such as supported developmental opportunities.
The MS Society is in the midst of an exciting, transformational, period which builds on our great history and will drive us towards achieving our mission and vision as we embark on our Every MS Story strategy.
Closing date: 9am on Tuesday 25 January
In order to apply for this role, please click the apply button and submit an updated CV and supporting statement indicating how you meet the criteria as set out in the person specification in the attached job description (in additional documents).
The successful candidate must have the right to work in the UK. If we do offer you employment, you’ll be required to provide documentation to show that you’re eligible to be employed in the UK before starting employment.
The full list of UK visas and permits that grant you the right to work in the UK can be found on the UK government website. We currently don’t have a Sponsor Licence agreement with the Home Office and will not be in a position to support you with any visa applications you may make.
We’re a Disability Confident Employer. We’re committed to promoting equality and diversity. We’d be grateful if you could complete the equality and diversity monitoring form on our website and submit it with your application.
As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, the HR team will anonymise your CV and supporting statement before forwarding to the shortlisting panel.
We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities and/or from ethnic minority backgrounds, where we’re looking to build stronger and better representation among our staff.
No agencies please.