[Job] Sense About Science vacancy, Development Officer, ??21k, closing 28 June #scicomm jobs

Oooh Sense About Science have a vacancy! Not only do they produce loads of useful leaflets on how to sift woo from sense and cover a range of scientific things including GM, MMR and peer review ??? browse their website here http://www.senseaboutscience.org.uk/ – but they???re major players in Libel Reform too http://www.senseaboutscience.org.uk/index.php/site/project/333/.

Apply with a CV and covering letter, email them to Ellen whose contact details are below.

Sense About Science is a charitable trust to equip people to make sense of science and evidence. Working with around 4,000 supporting scientists, from Nobel Laureates to postdocs, we respond to the misrepresentation of science and scientific evidence on issues that matter to society. We handle science-related questions from any social group; and develop relationships, publications and initiatives to challenge misconceptions.


We have a vacancy for the role of Development Officer. The role involves:

???   Writing proposals and reports for partnership activities and funding

???   Helping to organise a fundraising campaign for the development of Sense About Science???s programme of work for the next five years, including arranging meetings, writing and maintaining supportive material and impact analysis

???   Organising and giving talks at international events and maintaining international partnerships

???  Identifying suitable opportunities for partnerships, events and joint activities

???  Liaising with a wide range of organisations involved in science, medicine, philanthropy and civil society, in the UK and other countries.


It???s a busy, lively office where we all muck in and no two days are ever the same. You need to be able to plan well but adapt quickly. As well as a passion for science, good team spirit and an appetite for responsibility, you will need:

???       A good degree, or higher, in a science subject

???       An ability to meet deadlines and plan clearly

???       Very good writing skills

???       A broad understanding of debates about science, medicine and public   

        attitudes and a keen interest in civic engagement

???       Confidence and a high standard of presentation

???       Tact


Starting salary c.??21K. Holiday 20 days (plus bank hols, Christmas break and one day for every year worked)

Central London location (W1)


Ideally the successful candidate will be in post by September 2010.


Email CV and covering letter to Ellen Raphael ERaphael //@// senseaboutscience.org

Contact Ellen if you want to discuss the post or your suitability.



*CLOSING DATE 28th June 2010*

Interview dates TBC, likely between 8-13 July; shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a written task.  


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