SE1, London (On-site)
£38,000 per year (please note this salary is inclusive of the London Weighting)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Are you looking for a new Communications role this year?

We are seeking a Research Communications Manager to join our fantastic Engagement, Marketing and Communications team!

Research is essential to providing the breakthroughs desperately needed in pancreatic cancer. It is central to what we do as an organisation – whether that’s funding research ourselves or campaigning to increase research funding across the UK – and it is a major part of why people support us.

This is a brand-new role as we are expanding our team and you will work closely with our Research and Fundraising teams. In this role, you will help us to translate the scientific and medical detail of our research for lay audiences and create engaging content showcasing the impact of our work to inspire more people to join our cause.

Some of the main responsibilities of this role include:

  • Developing an exceptional understanding of our research by working closely with our research team and a wide range of stakeholders from the research community.
  • Leading on the development of our research communications approach and creating inspiring research content that engages our audiences.
  • Working with fundraising teams to develop and implement long-term, sustained research communications plans to maximise income generation.

About you:

  • You’ll have a background in science and understand the potential for research communications in a charity like ours.
  • You’ll be able to present scientific information in a way that is clear and understandable to lay audiences.
  • You will create content that inspires and connects with people who don’t know as much about the subject.
  • But above all, you’ll be a natural communicator who works well with others and has an enthusiasm for scientific research.

Your impact will be helping us engage new and existing supporters by demonstrating the impact that their support for Pancreatic Cancer UK can have.

If you feel excited and inspired by the prospect of joining us, we’d love to hear from you!

Please see the jobs description and person specification (JDPS) on our website for full details of the role.

About us:

It’s unacceptable that more than half of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer die within 3 months. Survival rates have improved enormously for most cancers, yet for pancreatic cancer, this is not the case. And, with treatment and care affected by the pandemic, the situation has only gotten worse.

Pancreatic Cancer UK is a national charity dedicated to taking on this injustice using every possible means. We’re supporting people with pancreatic cancer now, campaigning, and funding vital research to transform the future.

Working with us:

We are an inclusive employer committed and are looking for people who can demonstrate dedication to our cause and values.

We celebrate all aspects of diversity and inclusion and believe in appointing the right person for the role and, that there should be no barriers to work and employment. We are aiming to be an organisation whose workforce broadly reflects our society and creates a positive environment for everyone to flourish, therefore we particularly welcome applications from candidates who consider themselves to be in a diverse minority.

We offer a supportive place to work with helpful and friendly staff who report a high level of job satisfaction. We are currently working remotely due to Covid-19 restrictions, but our main office is based in London on the river with views towards Westminster. We offer flexible working and we envisage once Covid restrictions are lifted, this role will be a blend of working from home and working in the office.​

  • Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week (Monday-Friday).
  • Location: London SE1
  • Closing date: 7 February 2022 at 9 am. This role may close earlier if we receive a high number of suitable applications, please apply early.
  • Interviews will take place remotely via a Zoom video call.
    • 1st round interviews will take place on the week commencing 14 February 2022
    • 2nd round interviews will take place on the week commencing 21 February 2022

How to apply:

  • Please read the job description and person specification (JDPS) and other supporting documents on our website. 
  • You will need to complete the application form and send this alongside with your CV.

You must have the right to work in the UK when you apply.

More about Pancreatic Cancer UK

Pancreatic Cancer UK is taking on pancreatic cancer through research, support and campaigning to transform the future for those affected.

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Refreshed on: 29 January 2022
Closed date: 07 February 2022 at 09:00
Tags: Communications, PR, Policy/Research