[Job] Diabetes UK, Head of Research, c??41k, clos 28 Sep 2011 #scicomm jobs

Woe is us. My lovely colleague Vicky is leaving us for pastures new and her job has become available – and there’s plenty of scicomm in it.


Diabetes UK
Head of Research

Job Tenure: Permanent
Location: Camden, London office
Salary: circa ??41,000 per annum
Application closing date: Wednesday 28th September 2011 (5pm)
Interview date: 11th October 2011

Diabetes is one of the biggest health challenges facing the UK today. Diabetes UK is the country???s largest charity devoted to the care, treatment and improvement of the quality of life for people with diabetes. Our success in supporting people is underpinned by our clear and consistent values relating to high performance, integrity, empowering, valuing others and working together.

Working to lead the Research Team, under the direction of the Director of Research, and externally with leading healthcare professionals and researchers, the post holder will be responsible for the delivery of Diabetes UK???s Research Strategy.

Excellent technical skills in research management and research grant giving are required for this role as well as a confident presence to enable you to build effective relationships across the organisation and with external partners, senior researchers, healthcare professionals and people living with diabetes.

The post-holder will be a research content expert for Diabetes UK and will be responsible for working with members of the Communications and Fundraising Directorates to manage the communication of diabetes related research externally and internally as well as further developing user involvement and impact measurement into Diabetes UK???s research activities. As a Head of Team the post holder will also make a significant contribution to the wider Diabetes UK strategy.

This is a busy, varied and interesting role. The suitable candidate will be highly organised and have previous experience of research management, research communication and hold a higher degree in a life-science area. They will possess a passion for working with people, be a true team player and have experience of collaborating effectively with people from a range of disciplines.

In return, we provide Group Personal Pension scheme, Childcare Voucher scheme, flexi-time working, Life Assurance/Death in Service Benefits, enhanced Annual Leave entitlement and more.

To apply please complete our downloadable application form and return via email to recruitment@diabetes.org.uk . Or send via post to 10 Parkway, NW1 7AA.

Please ensure you address the essential criteria in your application???s supporting statement. CVs will not be accepted.

Diabetes UK recognises and respects the value and diversity of all.

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