Closing TODAY 2 Nov: London, QMUL (Barts Cancer, Charterhouse), Scientific Writer & Comms Officer, £40.3-47.4k #scicomm jobs

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Queen Mary University of London: Barts Cancer Institute
Scientific writer and communications officer
https://www.qmul.ac.uk/jobs/vacancies/items/7690.html
https://ig24.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_QMUL01.asp?newms=rf&ID=QMUL30794

Permanent copy of job description (stored here): Job+Pack+Scientific+Writer+and+Communications+Officer+Job+Pack

Salary: £40,386 – £47,414 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL30794
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 19 October 2022
Closing date: 2 November 2022

Overview
Applications are sought for a Scientific Writer at the Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London. The postholder will help develop and deliver the Institute’s internal and external communications strategy, to support the Institute’s strategic priorities and objectives. They will act as the link between the Institute’s researchers and Centres, and between the Institute and the public. The post holder will proactively seek out information and research stories that are topical and relevant.

Candidates must have a BSc (Hons) degree (or equivalent) in a science related subject and a knowledge and understanding of cancer and cancer biology. A postgraduate scientific degree or a relevant professional qualification would be desirable. Excellent writing skills with a proven ability to source copy and articulate messages clearly and concisely for digital marketing channels is essential. Experience of managing social media channels in a professional setting and experience of using and managing content within web CMS is also desirable.

 

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[CLOSED] Diabetes UK, Head of Research Communications, closed Feb 2020, £50.7-54.8k

This job closed in 2020 - site admin

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Diabetes UK
Head of Research Communications
https://mycareer.diabetes.org.uk/jobs/job/Head-of-Research-Communications/402

Permanent copy of job description (saved on this website): Job Description Head of Research Communications Jan 2020

Salary: £50,735 – £54,836
Job Reference diabetesuk/TP/10938/402
Contract Type Permanent Full Time
Closing Date 02 February, 2020

Job Introduction

This is an exciting opportunity to join the leading diabetes charity in the UK to steer the research communications activity of the charity. We have just announced our new outcomes focused strategy. DUK Organisational Strategy 2020 -2025

You will play a critical role in ensuring our new strategic outcomes are effectively informed by research and lead on all aspects of research communications internally and externally including ensuring the timely and proactive communication of our research impact.

Interview Date: 12 February 2020

Role Responsibility

  • Lead the primary research content expert team for Diabetes UK
  • Lead on the reporting of research impact
  • Support the delivery of the strategic outcomes through the research strategy
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues across the charity ensuring our research portfolio inspires colleagues and stakeholders, attracting future investment
  • Represent Diabetes UK’s research work externally in the media, with academia and with partner organisations

The Ideal Candidate

  • A leader in research communications
  • Passionate about making a difference for people living with and those at risk of diabetes
  • A leader in cross-organisational working
  • Open to new and collaborative ways of working and partnerships
  • Educated to degree and preferably PhD level in a science discipline

I’ve not included the ‘What we can offer you’ or ‘About the company’ info here.

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Job, Oxford: NHS, Communications & Engagement Officer, £25.6-31.5k, clos 26 Aug 2022

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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Communications and Engagement Officer

https://www.ouh.nhs.uk/working-for-us/jobs/?_ts=403039#!/job/v4404654

Permanet copy of job description: 321-CORPCOMEO-B5_Job descriptions communications and engagement officer and person specification: 321-CORPCOMEO-B5_Person Specification Communications and Engagement Officer

NHS AfC: Band 5
Main area: Communications
Grade: NHS AfC: Band 5
Contract: 19 months (Fixed term to 31/3/24)
Hours: Full time
Part time

Job ref: 321-CORPCOMEO-B5

Site: Unipart House
Town: Oxford

Salary: £25,655 – £31,534 Pro Rata
Salary period: Yearly
Closing: 26/08/2022 23:59

 

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises of four hospitals – the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families. For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values

 

Job overview

We are looking for a creative and enthusiastic Communications and Engagement Officer to help our team spread the world about clinical research in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Oxfordshire.

Your job will be to encourage the public to take part in studies we support, keep staff informed of the network’s activities and promote the value of a career in research. It’s a fast-paced role in a busy, three-person team that will see you work with researchers from around the region, including the University of Oxford.

 

Main duties of the job

You will be using a wide range of communications techniques including media, social media, video, photography, publications and events. After playing a key role in the UK’s research response to COVID-19, you will help the network strengthen public awareness and engagement in clinical research.

You will be someone with experience in public relations, marketing or journalism or a graduate seeking your first step in a role that offers a wealth of experience in communications and engagement.

For informal discussions about the role, contact Oliver Evans, Communications and Engagement Lead Manager, oliver.evans@ouh.nhs.uk

 

Working for our organisation

The NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands plays a key role in getting research studies up and running in the NHS, public health and social by funding staff and providing back-office support.

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

• Attract media coverage about research supported by the network, including identifying stories, writing press releases and managing relationships with news organisations/journalists
• Work with public research participants to tell their story, ensuring confidentiality and data protection standards are followed and participants are dealt with sensitively
• Provide communications support for network and partner organisation staff, analysing their needs and judging which communications and engagement techniques are most appropriate
• Manage the network’s social media accounts, including producing graphics and videos and ensuring a regular flow of content
• Manage the network’s website and associated micro-sites to ensure content is up-to-date, concise and meets relevant accessibility standards
• Produce high quality publications and other literature such as brochures, posters and leaflets, utilising desktop design software in accordance with NIHR brand guidelines and liaising with external suppliers where appropriate
• Compile and distribute e-newsletters
• Shoot high quality video and photographs for a range of communications channels, including the NIHR’s YouTube channel
• Travel throughout the network’s region (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Oxfordshire) as required to represent the organisation and carry out communications and engagement tasks, for example filming and photography
• Update and maintain databases, for example network contacts and log of media coverage, and extract information from the network’s database of research activity. Ensure all data held is compliant with relevant data protection legislation
• Provide administrative support to the team where required, including data entry, minute taking, booking meetings, organising events and arranging payment for goods and services
• Build and maintain relationships with partner organisations, including partner trusts, to maximise opportunities for the network to communicate about research
• Attend meetings and events to represent the network, including national communications meetings in London
• Manage enquiries from the public, staff and stakeholders, using judgement to decide on the appropriate course of action
• Manage multiple competing tasks to ensure projects are delivered accurately and on time
• Produce written work to a high standard of English, with special regard to accuracy, grammar and spelling
• Maintain concentration for prolonged periods of visual display unit use
• Work independently with little day to day supervision
• Work flexibly when required, providing cover during staff absences

See link above for details of how to apply.

 


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[Job] Hampshire: The Brain Tumour Charity, Senior Research Engagement Officer, ~£37.9k, clos 25 Aug 2022

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The Brain Tumour Charity
Senior Research Engagement Officer
https://thebraintumourcharity.peoplehr.net/Pages/JobBoard/Opening.aspx?v=2e846ff1-784e-41ef-b20e-798002b0e558

Location: Fleet, Hampshire
Salary: circa £37,900 pa (dependent on experience)

Permanent copy of job description: ​The Brain Tumour Charity – Senior Research Engagement Officer – Job Description

Who are we?

​Recently named one of the Third Sector’s ‘Best Charities to Work For’, we are committed to moving further, faster to accelerate change for everyone affected by a brain tumour. ​Brain tumours kill more children and adults under 40 in the UK than any other cancer. We know that a cure can’t wait. By recruiting a team that ‘can’, we can and will find one sooner.

Our exciting job role!

​We’re looking for a postgraduate scientist with a minimum of two years’ research experience who wants to use their skill and passion to ensure that important science and scientific concepts are communicated in an understandable way to a wide and varied audience. Working at the forefront of the fight against brain tumours you’ll manage your own projects as well as contribute to projects involving the wider team.

This role is full time – 37.5 hours, with some out of hours working. While contracted to our office in Fleet, Hampshire, our team supports a blend of office and home working provided you have adequate broadband and IT capability, with an average of 2-3 days in the office each week.

Key accountabilities

  • Support the Chief Scientific Officer and Head of Research in raising the profile of The Charity’s research programme externally
  • Ensure the scientific accuracy of internal and external publicity around the research portfolio
  • Ensure The Charity remains engaged with the scientific community through the use of newsletters, social media and webinars
  • Work with the Marketing and External Affairs teams to shape The Charity’s research communications to a wide audience including but not limited to social media, webpages and printed materials
  • Work with the Fundraising teams by providing them with information on our research portfolio and supporting their understanding of the science
  • Respond to enquiries about The Charity’s funded research and research programme
  • Work with others in the Research team to review grant updates and stay up to date with developments in the neuro-oncology field
  • Actively promote the education of Charity staff in areas of science and oncology with a focus on neuroscience and neuro-oncology
  • Ensure that the Research team is visible in how it is working towards The Charity’s strategic goals, both internally and to external stakeholders

What we’d like from you:​

​With a post-graduate degree in a relevant field and at least two years’ experience of research in a related discipline, your expertise in ensuring communications to non-scientific audiences are scientifically accurate and understandable will be highly valued by various teams within The Charity. You’ll use your knowledge of the national and international research landscape and awareness of the charity sector to ensure that the value of the science The Charity funds is leveraged across all aspects of our work.

If this is for you, we’d love to hear from you!

[Bit about what the job offers the candidate not included here, see link above]

How to apply to join our amazing team:

Please apply by clicking the blue ‘apply’ button above [see link above, the button on the page is actually green], which will take you to our online application system where you can download the full job description and apply for the role. We know it’s a bit long-winded but it allows us to carefully consider and monitor all applications.

You’ll need to attach your CV and a supporting statement explaining why you want the role, what you would bring to the team and how your skillset and experience will enable us to make a real impact for those affected by brain tumours.

The Brain Tumour Charity particularly encourages applications from minority ethnic groups and underrepresented communities.

Advert close date: 25 August 2022
First interview date and location: TBC over Zoom
Second interview date and location: TBC at our office in Fleet

Please note, early applications are encouraged and interviews will commence before the closing date if and when suitable candidates are identified.

 

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[Closed] Milton Keynes / Remote: Brain Tumour Research, Research Communications Officer, ~£33.5k, closed

CLOSED in June 2022

Job closed in 2022

Brain Tumour Research - logo, with yellow and grey interlocking lines (a little like a stylised fingerprint but in a rounded square, like knotwork) and the tagline "Together we will find a cure"

Brain Tumour Research
Research Communications Officer
https://www.braintumourresearch.org/contact/work-for-us

Permanet copy of job description: research-communications-officer—june-2022

Job Purpose:
To strengthen the profile of the charity, communicating on our research portfolio, and developing stories of research impact in an audience appropriate way through all channels, working with the Marketing and Communications team to keep colleagues and our supporters up to date with research developments in the UK and internationally.

Various tasks, including “Translate research paper information into layman’s terms to communicate to our community the impact of the research that is being carried out in our centres.”

Contract Type: Full Time – Permanent
Salary: Circa £33.5k pa
Reports to: Director of Research, Policy and Innovation Direct
Reports: None

Location: Head Office in Milton Keynes. Flexible, Hybrid Working Model up to two days working from home pw.

Closing Date: Closed

 

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Closing tomorrow (14 Aug, 23:59): Job, London: Francis Crick Inst, Science Educator, p/t, £42k pro rata

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The Francis Crick Institute
Science Educator
https://www.crick.ac.uk/careers-study/vacancies/2022-08-03-science-educator

If applying, note the paragraph in bold at the end.

Key information
Job reference: R867
Salary: From £42,000 Pro Rata, subject to skills and experience.
Application close date: 14 August 2022, 23:59 BST
Hours per week: 29.25

Science Educator

Reports to: Education Manager

This is a part-time, permanent position on Crick Terms and Conditions of Employment starting in Autumn 2022. This role works 29.25 hours per week mirroring a school week pattern, for 39 weeks per year (term-time).

As this role will primarily be working with Camden schools, the post holder will be expected to take the majority of their annual leave during the school holidays.

Summary

The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease.

One of the Francis Crick Institute’s strategic priorities is to engage and inspire the public. Our successful education outreach programme currently works with thousands of children, giving them an exciting introduction to science and the range of careers on offer to those with STEM qualifications. It encompasses hands-on practical workshops, careers events, competitions, teacher training and family events. The young people we work with are aged 5-18, and whilst the majority are in mainstream education, we work to ensure that our offer is also accessible to those with special educational needs or disabilities.

This role is an excellent opportunity for an experienced teacher and/or science education outreach professional to join our team, who aim to inspire the next generation of children and show them that science is ‘for them’. The post-holder can expect to have numerous opportunities to develop a wide range of skills in communication, project management and science.

Reporting to the Education Manager, the Science Educator Officer will be based in the Education team, which sits within the wider Public Engagement team. The post-holder will work closely with the other members of the Education team and with our school contacts, as well as with the Crick’s Public Engagement, Communication and Facilities teams and our scientists.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The role of the Science-Educator will be to develop, manage and deliver a range of science activities to young people aged 5-18, with a view to engaging them with science and the Crick, and encouraging them to consider STEM careers.

Specific objectives will include, but not be limited to:

  • Delivery of activities for the Crick’s Education outreach programme including: interactive STEM workshops for primary school classes and practical science investigations for secondary school students.
  • Designing and project managing the development of novel activities for the Crick’s Education programme.
  • Working closely with external education professionals to ensure that Crick’s Education material are fit for purpose, and adapt to meet the needs of the changing curricula and local school requirements, and that schools are supported in their role to facilitate delivery of our activities
  • Providing advice, guidance and training to other Crick staff to ensure Crick outreach is high quality and complements and extends the science curriculum, whilst providing relevant information on routes into STEM careers.

KEY EXPERIENCES AND COMPETENCIES

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, well organized and with a strong interest in sharing their science knowledge and enthusiasm with our wonderful audience of local children, young people and their teachers.

The post-holder should embody and demonstrate our core Crick values: Bold, Open and Collegial, in addition to the following:

Qualifications, knowledge and experience

Essential

  • BSc or equivalent in a science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) subject and a broad scientific knowledge;
  • PGCE or equivalent with significant experience of teaching science in a secondary school, or leading science in a primary school.
  • A proven ability to design, manage, deliver and evaluate successful, curriculum-linked science education outreach activities to young people and their teachers, in a range of formats
  • An understanding of the current UK National Curriculum for science, and the way that science is taught in schools as well the role of the informal science education sector and understanding of the importance of STEM qualifications for career options.
  • Sound knowledge of relevant health and safety issues, and an ability to do risk assessments on outreach activities.
  • Energy and drive, with an ability to work confidently and engagingly with young people aged 5-18.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills, appropriate for a diverse audience that includes young children.
  • A good organiser with the abilities to work independently, to prioritise own work using own initiative and to be proactive and self-motivated.
  • Computer literacy, particularly the effective use of the Microsoft suite of packages.
  • An ability to build effective relationships with a range of stakeholders, including scientists and teachers.
  • A flexible, strong team-player who can adapt easily to different working styles.
  • An interest in working with young people aged 5-18 to help them develop their skills in scientific enquiry and appreciate the range of STEM careers available.

Desirable

  • MSc/PhD or equivalent in STEM or Science Communication/Education (desirable).
  • Experience of working in a STEM sector outside of education/outreach.
  • Experience using molecular biology, including PCR, restriction digest and electrophoresis.

Practicalities

  • The role involves some manual handling that includes moving equipment within and between schools, so the post-holder should therefore be capable of lifting and carrying boxes up several flights of stairs.
  • Crick events sometimes (approximately 2-3 times per year) run in the evenings and weekends, so the candidate should be willing to occasionally work at these times.
  • As this role will primarily be working with Camden schools, the post holder will be expected to take the majority of their annual leave during the school holidays.
  • Appointment to the post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

 

To apply for this role please send us a CV (no more than 2-3 A4 pages) and a single A4 page covering letter. In the first paragraph of the covering letter, please summarise details of the following: your degree-level STEM qualification; your significant teaching or science outreach experience; your experience of delivering practical science sessions to school-aged children. Applicants not adhering to this instruction will not be considered for the post.

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Job, London / remote: Prostate Cancer UK, Senior Health Information Officer, £33-37k, clos 29 Aug 2022 (or before) #scicomm jobs

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Prostate Cancer UK
Senior Health Information Officer
https://prostatecanceruk.ciphr-irecruit.com/Applicants/vacancy/4634/Senior-Health-Information-Officer

Permanent (stored on this blog) copy of job description: Prostate Cancer UK – August 2022 – Senior Health Information Officer – Job Profile document

  • Educated to degree level in a relevant field or equivalent demonstrable professional experience with evidenced continued professional development.
  • Experienced in communicating complex information to lay audiences via printed and digital resources.
  • Skilled in critically analysing published scientific and medical research to produce evidence based, accurate health information.
  • Accomplished producer of health information in line with the PIF Tick standard’s criteria.

Region: London
Vacancy Type: Fixed Term/Full Time

£33,000 – 37,000 per annum
Fixed Term, 12 months (MAT), full-time (37.5 hours per week)
Based at our London Bridge office and remote working

What the job involves
The Health Information team at Prostate Cancer UK are looking for an experienced, dynamic and innovative patient information professional to join us for a fixed term maternity cover role. We produce award-winning health information that ensures people with or worried about prostate cancer have access to clear, evidence-based, high-quality and impartial resources that can support them throughout their prostate cancer journey.

The team puts the needs of our service users at the heart of its work and as we emerge from the impacts of the pandemic, it’s more important than ever that we can understand and respond flexibly to these needs. We must also ensure that we strive for even greater inclusivity so that our service is accessible to the diverse populations we serve.

What we want from you
As a Senior Health Information Officer, you’ll provide the team with editorial oversight, reviewing the evidence and language used in content produced by our Health Information Officers, and working closely with our Clinical and Knowledge teams. You’ll develop new and review existing health information, using insight from men with lived experience of prostate cancer and healthcare professional expertise.

The charity has recently been awarded the Patient Information Forum’s (PIF) Tick, which commits us to producing all our health information to its standards of quality. You’ll be critical to facilitating and overseeing the smooth running of production processes across print and digital and you’ll contribute to the ongoing evaluation of our health information resources and service.

You’ll also work closely with our service users to develop new ways of communicating how we talk about risk. This will help them to clearly understand the likelihood of events happening and in turn help them to make better decisions about their healthcare.

(I’ve not included the bits on Why work for us?, What we offer, or Our commitment here).

Got a question? We’re here to help: hr@prostatecanceruk.org

The closing date is 29th August 2022, but please note we will be shortlisting and interviewing candidates as applications come in, so please apply as soon as you can, as we may close the vacancy early. Applications must be submitted by 23:45 UK time on the closing date.

Interviews: By arrangement. Currently scheduled for wc 5th September 2022.

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[CLOSED] Job, London, Science Media Centre, Press Officer, £29.7-35k, clos 6th June, 9am

Science Media Centre
Press Officer
https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/about-us/recruiting/

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Or click this link: Role-Profile-SMC-Press-Officer-May-2022
Also, here’s a copy of the original job ad: Job-Advert-SMC-Press-Officer-May-2022

 Salary: £29,750 – £35,000

Location: London (Euston). We’re an office-based organisation and staff are expected to be in the office as default five days a week.

To start: as soon as possible

Application deadline: 9am Monday 6th June 2022

Interviews: in person at our London office, Wednesday 15th June 2022

We are looking for a press officer with a passion for science and the media to help us make, break and react to some of the biggest science stories in the national news. Working on everything from genome editing and Covid to climate change and artificial intelligence, the SMC is an independent press office for science which specialises in responding to the science stories that hit the headlines.

Our press officers are immersed in the most controversial, politicised and messy science stories around. This is not a role for the faint-hearted; but if you’re passionate about accurate media coverage of the science stories that define our times, and you can work with a calm head when things are busy and demanding, this is the job for you.

If you wish to apply please send your C.V. and a covering letter to jobs@sciencemediacentre.org detailing why you want this particular role and how you fit the role requirements.  Your covering letter should not be more than one side of A4 long.

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[Job, Cambridge / remote] Alzheimer’s Research UK, Information Officer, £27k, clos 15 May 2022 #scicommjobs

Alzheimer’s Research UK
Information Officer (IO/22 – Information Officer – FTC)
https://www.cloudonlinerecruitment.co.uk/alzheimersresearchuk/VacancyDetails.aspx?FromSearch=True&MenuID=&VacancyID=270

Archived job description

Or click this link: Vacancy-Pack-Information-Officer-FTC-1

Job descriptions live ‘in the wild’ for only a few weeks so I trap them permanently here. Content below also pinched from organisation’s website 🙂

Posted: 26/04/2022 14:40
Salary: Circa £27,000 per annum
Location: Agile
Level: Officer
Deadline: 15/05/2022 23:59
Hours: 35.00
Benefits: Competitive
Job Type: Fixed term

Are you a great communicator, passionate about helping people? Well-organised, with a keen eye for detail?

The Information Services team at Alzheimer’s Research UK is responsible for providing information about dementia and dementia research to the public. The team operates the charity’s Dementia Research Infoline, and produces and disseminates health information booklets and other resources. The team also has responsibility for promoting research involvement to the public, actively helps people to get involved and support the service Join Dementia Research.

We are looking for a confident, friendly and proactive person to join us as an Information Officer. They will be facilitating the day-to-day operation of the Dementia Research Infoline, answering questions from the public with about dementia, dementia research and about opportunities to get involved in research. Reporting to the Information Services Manager, the Information Officer will also play a key role in maintaining the relationship of the partnership between Alzheimer’s Research UK and Join Dementia Research and help with the updating and production of the charity’s dementia health information resources.

This role is to cover a temporary promotion which is covering a period of maternity leave.

Main duties and responsibilities of the role:

  • Acting as the first point of contact for Dementia Research Infoline callers, providing information over the phone about dementia and dementia research, as well as signposting to other organisations. Average call volumes are around 5-10 per day per officer, but these can be up to 30 minutes long.
  • Responding to health and research enquiries by letter and email. Note – the Infoline has not been established to provide counselling or medical advice.
  • Discussing with the public, through the Dementia Research Infoline, the different ways people can get involved in research and the types of studies looking for volunteers.
  • Registering people to Join Dementia Research, via the telephone and via paper registration form. This involves processing and recording volunteer health information and ensuring data is up-to-date and contact with registrants maintained appropriately.
  • Writing and updating evidence-based health information materials in line with inhouse standards and processes, including engaging and accessible materials in print, online and other formats.
  • Managing the confidential handling of personal data.
  • Undertaking any other relevant duties and projects delegated by the Information Services Manager in line with the responsibilities of the post.

What we are looking for:

  • Science graduate or equivalent level of education.
  • Experience of discussing health or research matters with the public.
  • Experience of writing complex health information in a simple and accessible way.
  • Appreciation of the emotional impact of dementia on individuals and an awareness of services and organisations relevant to people with dementia.
  • Resilience for dealing with occasional challenging calls.
  • A sensitive and patient phone manner.
  • A confident, friendly and professional attitude; would feel at ease representing the charity to a range of audiences.
  • Willingness to work flexibly within a small team to ensure core Infoline hours (9am-5pm) are covered.
  • Proactive and keen to explore innovative ways to promote the work of Alzheimer’s Research UK.
  • Willingness and ability to travel independently in the UK occasionally and to work outside of regular office hours when needed.

Additional Information:

Ways of working: As part of our Agile ways of working you will be required to work approximately 2 days a week from the office, which is subject to the requirements of the role and the business needs. Flexibility on where you work can be split between working from home and our office.

Roles that are classed as part of the Agile ways of working are not able to claim any costs for Mileage/Travel on Public Transport, Accommodation and/or Meals.  This includes when attending the office for various meetings/events.

Our Office: Our office is at 3 Riverside, Granta Park, Great Abingdon, Cambridge, CB21 6AD.

Salary: Circa £27,000 per annum, plus benefits

Please download the Vacancy Pack for more information.

The closing date for applications is the 15th May 2022, with interviews likely to be held week commencing the 23rd May 2022. We would encourage you to submit your application at the earliest opportunity as the closing date may be brought forward at any time. Please indicate in your covering letter if you are unable to attend an interview on a certain date.

We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures.  Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either the application or interview stage, please contact us at recruitment@alzheimersresearchuk.org

How to apply:

Please create an online account using our Online Recruitment System which can be accessed through our Job Vacancies page. You will be able to attach your CV and covering letter to your application and track the status of your application.

About Alzheimer’s Research UK:

Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity dedicated to diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure. Backed by our passionate scientists and supporters, we’re challenging the way people think about dementia, bringing together the people and organisations who can speed up progress, and investing in research to make life-changing breakthroughs possible.

You will be part of an organisation that has been recognised nationally as an outstanding place to work. In 2021, we were listed 69th in the prestigious 100 Large Best Companies to Work For.  We were also awarded a 2-star accreditation by Best Companies, recognising outstanding levels of workplace engagement and were listed in the 75 Best Companies to Work for in the East of England and the Charity’s 30 Best Companies to Work For.

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