|The nice thing about having a back catalogue of jobs from various different organisations is that, eventually, I might start to be able to see patterns – particularly in job turnover. In a few years I’d love to be able to say things like “this job typically becomes open again in three and a half years” 😉
Meanwhile (I’ve only been doing this for 18 months) I can tell you that this very job was posted at the Alz Soc in August 2010 as a six month contract which has now ended – so it would seem that you might be up against the current post-holder assuming they’ve not gone off to do something else (they say they are looking for ‘new’ expertise). This vacancy doesn’t seem to be a six month contract so it looks permanent.
A (probably incomplete) list of previously posted jobs from Alz Soc can be found in the link above.
Research Communications Officer (Tower Hill, London)
http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/recruit_details.php?id=1947/ Location: Tower Hill
Closing Date: 08 Apr 2011
Salary: 23, 573 pa
Hours: 35 hours per week
Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia affect over 750,000 people in the UK alone and numbers continue to grow. Alzheimer’s Society is the leading care and research charity for people with any form of dementia, their carers and families.Alzheimer’s Society invests over ??2 million in dementia research each year. The research department has an expanding communications requirement and requires a permanent communications officer to support the existing team in translating science into lay language for publicity materials and reports and writing engaging pieces on research for internal and external audiences.
This role provides a unique career opportunity where your energy and initiative will come into their own. We are looking for an individual with an education in science and some experience in science communications to bring new communications expertise to this dynamic team. The post-holder will have the opportunity to work independently and within an experienced team to develop their skills and knowledge base, and use their scientific background and interest in health research and communication for public and professional benefit.
For further information, please download the Information Pack (attached) and Application Form below
Interviews: 20 April 2011
No CVs or agencies please