[Job] MRC (2nd), Snr Press Officer, ??30.1-35.8k, clos 30 June 2011 #scicomm jobs

The previous blog post is for a Science Writer at the MRC.

Senior Press Officer

Central London


??30,124-??35,860 (inclusive of location allowances) plus additional on-call duty allowance


Based in a busy press office, you will be a driving force behind the promotion and protection of the MRC???s reputation. You will lead on a portfolio of exciting research topics and issues that help to tell the story of the MRC ??? who we are, what we do and why it matters.


You???ll be highly motivated with a track record of PR success. A superb communicator with seasoned interpersonal skills, you???ll be used to working under pressure and juggling a range of projects. Ideally you will have a background in science, journalism or policy and will have worked in a science or health press office. You???ll know the difference between good and bad science/health reporting and how good PR can make a difference. Articulate and persuasive both face to face and in writing, you have real credibility and a passion for what you do.


In return, we offer 30 days annual leave, a competitive salary and a final salary pension scheme.


Applications are handled by the RCUK Shared Services Centre; to apply please go to https://ext.ssc.rcuk.ac.uk and complete an online application form. If you are unable to apply on-line please call 01793 867003 quoting the reference number IRC 23048.


Closing date: 30th June 2011.


A full job description and person specification available for download.

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