[Not #scicomm] [Job, House of Commons, London] Snr Media & Comms Officer, £36.5k, clos 16 Jan 2018

This is not a science communication job but a more general media / comms one, however I present it as something of possible interest given the skills overlap 🙂 Note that this can be a job share.

House of Commons
Senior Media and Communications Officer (Select Committees)

Salary: £36,500 per annum
Salary Band: B1
Contract Type: Fixed term for 12 months, with the possibility of extension or permanency
Hours: Full time/ Job Share
Closing date: midnight on 16/01/2018
https://houseofcommons-careers.engageats.co.uk/ – click on ‘External’ and this one is on the front page

Copy of job desription (hosted here): Senior Media and Communications Officer Jan. 2018 

The Role
To provide strategic media and communications advice, handling and support for a group of select committees, and deliver the best possible coverage in print, broadcast and digital media, including mainstream national, regional and local news; trade, consumer and social media, and to assist in promoting and developing the work of committees overall.

The Person
The successful candidate will have the following skills/experience:

  •  Significant experience in a relevant environment in journalism and/or communications, with strong news sense and an ability to use this to deliver media coverage which supports the committee’s aims.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing, and the ability to persuade and influence at all levels, whilst upholding a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Ability to absorb complex and often technical subject matter quickly and thoroughly and to convey it accurately and in an engaging way

 

Benefits
Annual leave starting at 28 days pro rata
Interest-free season ticket loan
Child care voucher scheme
Discounted membership of the in-house gym

All applications must be submitted on a House of Commons application form.

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[Job, London] @POST_UK (Parl.Sci.Tech), Comms Mgr, £30.1k, clos 4 Feb

POST = Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. I’ve always been slightly smitten with them as they produce a range of short (usually 4 page) briefing documents ‘POSTnotes ‘ about a huge variety of science topics, aimed at ministers and anyone interested. They also produce POSTbriefs – “responsive policy briefings based on mini-literature reviews and peer review.”

POST
Communications Manager
Payband B2
Salary £30,150
Contract Type Permanent
Working Hours Full Time, 36 hours
closing Sunday 4 Feb 2018
https://houseofcommons-careers.engageats.co.ukclick on ‘External’ button and go for a scroll through, today I found this job on the 5th page (there are other scicomm jobs too)

Copy of job description hosted on this site: Communications Manager

The Role
The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology is the UK Parliament’s in-house source of scientific information and supports both Houses of Parliament.  POST provides balanced and accessible overviews of research from across the biological, physical and social sciences, and engineering and technology. We place the findings of this research in a policy context for Parliamentary use.

As the POST Communications Manager, you will be responsible for developing and managing communications to promote POST products and services, (e.g. POST notes, fellowships and events) to internal and external audiences. You will have a background in science communication, and will be adept at communicating scientific information to specialist and non-specialist audiences alike.

The Person
The successful candidate will have the following skills/experience:

  •  Excellent communications skills (written and verbal.)  Experience of writing and editing written copy on technical subjects for print and online outlets
  • Experience of using social media to promote and disseminate content
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with proven ability to work effectively across multiple teams and maintain relationships with diverse stakeholders at all levels

Benefits
Annual leave starting at 30 days pro rata
Civil Service Pension scheme
Interest-free season ticket loan
Child care voucher scheme
Discounted membership of the in-house gym

All applications must be submitted on a House of Commons application form

This job was last posted here in 2014: https://scicommjobs.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/job-post-communications-mgr-25k-clos-3-august-2014-scicomm-jobs/ (it may have been vacant in between then and now, but I didn’t post it if so).

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[Job, London] NDCS, Media Relations Officer, £27-32k, clos 13 Nov #scicomm

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NDCS – National Deaf Children’s Society

Media Relations Officer
http://www.ndcs.org.uk/about_us/jobs_at_ndcs/media_relations.html
£27,575 – £32,218 per annum, 35 hours per week, permanent, London
Closing 13 November 2017

Uploaded job description: Media_Relations_Officer_JD_October_2017

“Are you passionate about the power of the media to help create change? We are looking for someone with a sound knowledge of PR principles and practices to help us raise awareness of childhood deafness, drive forward our campaigns and motivate the public to support us.

You will work with a range of diverse teams across the charity to deliver integrated media and PR projects to a wide range of print, broadcast and digital media outlets. Your excellent communication skills, together with the ability to liaise with internal and external contacts, will make you an invaluable part of our Media team. This is an exciting and diverse role and will suit someone who enjoys working both independently and as part of a wider communications department.

Ideally you will have experience working within a charity environment but we are open to applications from candidates with agency or other relevant experience.”

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[Job, London] AMRC, Policy Officer, £25k clos 22 Mar #scicomm #scicommjobs

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AMRC (Association of Medical Research Charities)

Policy Officer
£25k, clos 22 March 2017
http://www.amrc.org.uk/publications/policy-officer-job-description-2017

permalink for job description: policy_officer_2017

Copy of text of job description and person specification.

Policy officer
Salary: £25,000 pa inclusive of location allowance
Central London, WC1
Closing date: 22 March 2017
Interviews: 29 March – 5 April 2017
Anticipated start date: April/May 2015 [I think they mean 2017!]

About the role
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a small but highly-influential policy and public affairs team at the heart of the medical research community. You will work with other members of the team and engage with our member charities to develop and communicate AMRC policy.

About you
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential. You will be highly-organised, educated to degree level with ability for grasping and communicating complex issues. You’ll need to be self disciplined, adaptable and able to thrive in a busy environment with lots of challenges and tight deadlines. Experience and understanding of the role of medical research charities and the biomedical research environment in the UK are desirable, but not essential.

This job may suit someone with experience of working in a science; biomedical research or health policy environment, looking to rapidly develop their skills and experience and gain greater exposure to the medical research community.

About AMRC
The Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) is the national membership organisation for the health and medical research charity world, influencing the policy and research environments by harnessing the collective strengths of our members, to demonstrate the sector’s positive impact on health and wellbeing.

We work with a range of opinion formers in the government, industry and academia, to ensure the best possible environment for health and medical research charities in the UK, so patients benefit from the fruits of research.

How to apply
Please send your CV and a covering letter, explaining what makes you a strong candidate for this role, to Nisha Tailor at n.tailor@amrc.org.uk. If you have any questions about the role or wish to have an informal conversation, please contact Nisha.

Policy officer
Reporting to: Head of Policy and Public Affairs
Responsible for: Liaising with AMRC members and partners to monitor developments in the medical research sector, developing policy that reflects the views and needs of our sector, and working with team members to effectively communicate AMRC policy to stakeholders.

Overall objectives:

  • Develop and amplify the medical research charity sector’s voice in policy development to improve the research environment to help charities fund the best research.
  • Support AMRC member charities to interpret and respond to policy developments.
  • Develop AMRC’s policy positions based on evidence and reflecting member perspectives.
  • Deliver the relevant strategic and operational parts of the AMRC plans, including supporting public affairs activities to increase AMRC policy impact.

Relationships

  • AMRC is a small team and good communication between all team members is essential to working productively.
  • Stakeholders – build up relationships with policy and public affairs teams at our member charities, related
    organisations and civil service.

Key responsibilities

  • Support the head of policy and public affairs to develop policy positions.
  • Respond quickly and efficiently to enquiries.
  • Respond to consultations on behalf of AMRC.
  • Build relationships with policy and public affairs teams among the AMRC membership and work with the head of policy and public affairs to share information and provide any tailored support required through AMRC’s policy networks including the public affairs working group (PAWG).
  • Support the head of policy and public affairs in meetings with key individuals to promote AMRC’s policy and public affairs work at a devolved, UK and EU level.
  • Conduct policy, political and media monitoring for the AMRC team.
  • Work with the AMRC team to identify data and develop case studies to support AMRC policy and media work.
  • Work with the AMRC team to draft briefings and copy for AMRC’s website and blog on policy issues.

General

  • Maintain customer relationship management (CRM) database and networks to support public affairs work.
  • Office administrative support and other duties as needed.

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[UK] Home-based citizen science jobs going with Parenting Science Gang #scicomm

Two jobs with Parenting Science Gang, from the Nappy Science Gang crew. Full details at https://nappysciencegang.wordpress.com/2017/02/27/do-you-want-to-work-for-parenting-science-gang/

Project co-ordinator (full time)

Employment details

  • Full time (37.5 hours a week, with 28 days annual holiday)
  • For 23 months
  • Salary £22,750 pa

and

Live chat co-ordinator (freelance, 1 day a week)

Employment details

  • We estimate, based on the earlier project, that your duties will take no more than 1 day a week (roughly 8 hours, but this can be spread around the week. You will need to manage your own time and there might be more to do some weeks than others. You are free to do more work in some weeks than others, as long as it gets done.)
  • 92 weeks spread over 23 months (allowing for holidays)
  • Pay £80/week

Closing date for both roles is 5pm on Friday 10th March. We will shortlist and telephone interview in the week commencing 13th March. The jobs will ideally start on Monday 20th March.

To apply, email Sophia Collins with your CV and a SHORT covering email, telling me why you’d be great for the job and one mistake you’ve made in your life that you learned something from.

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[Job, London] NICE, Media Rel’ns Exec, £25.3-35.2k, clos 17 June

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Logos pinched from the relevant websites. They don’t endorse me pinching them or advertising their job or this site, but I like to add a bit of colour to these text-heavy pages 🙂

NICE: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Media Relations Executive
https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/55f186fc4086f48741cc36fe851085b7/?vac_ref=914199589

Job Reference: 907-NICE297
Salary: £26,302 to £35,225 pa

Permanent copy of job description: NICE-ATR_JD-MEDIA_RELATIONS_EXEC-EA-623894-26052016

Closing Date: 17/06/2016
Interview Date: 24/06/2016
Contact Name: Margaret Hanson-Omani
Telephone: 020 7045 2178

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is the independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance and advice on promoting high quality health, public health and social care.

Our role is to improve outcomes for people using the NHS and other public health and social care services. We do this by:

• Producing evidence-based guidance and advice for health, public health and social care practitioners.
• Developing quality standards and performance metrics for those providing and commissioning health, public health and social care services;
• Providing a range of information services for commissioners, practitioners and managers across the spectrum of health and social care.

Please note, if the advertised role is based in London and is on an Agenda for Change Pay Band, it will attract a High Cost Area Supplement. No other roles attract this supplement.

ALL APPLICANTS ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THIS VACANCY, HOWEVER PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN AT INTERVIEW STAGE TO APPLICANTS FROM THE ‘RESTRICTED’ POOL OF APPLICANTS. THE RESTRICTED POOL OF APPLICANTS CONSIST OF THOSE EMPLOYED WITHIN THE POOL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH’S EXECUTIVE AGENCY, EXECUTIVE NON DEPARTMENTAL BODIES AND SPECIAL HEALTH AUTHORITIES.


Media Relations Executive (design)
Communications
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Media Relations Executive (design) – Band 6 + HCAS
Based in London, permanent full-time position (37.5 hours)
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is the independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance and advice on promoting high quality health, public health and social care.

Our role is to improve outcomes for people using the NHS and other public health and social care services. We do this by producing evidence-based guidance and advice for health, public health and social care practitioners; developing quality standards and performance metrics for those providing and commissioning health, public health and social care services and providing a range of information services for commissioners, practitioners and managers across the spectrum of health and social care.

The Communications Directorate is made up of a number of teams: media relations; external communications (which includes NICE website, events and exhibitions, public affairs and stakeholder relations); enquiry handling; internal communications; and publishing. Together they use a variety of channels to communicate with a wide range of audiences in the NHS and beyond. They contribute to the core work of producing guidance and other products through their roles in editing, production, distribution and promotion. And they help to protect and enhance the reputation of NICE through daily contact with the public, media, parliamentarians and other key groups.

The Media Relations team is responsible for promoting the work of NICE and protecting the organisation’s reputation. Working closely with other centres and directorates across NICE and with members of advisory committees and guidance development groups, the team provides advice, support and manages issues that are of interest to journalists, communicating clearly on a range of often complex and sensitive issues.

Job summary
The postholder will work cross-functionally and alongside colleagues working within the wider communications team. The Media Relations Executive (design) will play a key role in ensuring the effective delivery of NICE’s communications strategy with a particular focus on communicating the activities of NICE and its guidance to the media using innovative design and branding.


The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence offers a dynamic and friendly working environment where teamwork is highly valued.

* We offer a range of benefits including the NHS pension scheme and childcare voucher scheme
* We provide a thorough induction programme
* Personal development is supported through extensive training and development opportunities
* We promote flexible working to help staff achieve a healthy work life balance
* We value equality and diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community
* We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria in line with the NHS Guaranteed Interview Scheme

Please make sure that you read the job description and person specification as your application will be shortlisted against these criteria.

Please provide full contact details for all referees within your application form including email addresses. Referees provided must include your current line manager and cover the last 3 years of your employment history.

We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further submissions when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

Please note all contact is made via NHS Jobs in the first instance, please check your account regularly. If you are shortlisted for interview you will be required to provide proof of ID and the right to work in the UK. (Please refer to attached guidance documents for further details). Failure to bring the required proof will mean that we may be unable to proceed with your interview.

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