[Job] Cancer Research UK, Science Communications Mgr, ??31.7-39.7k, clos 14 March 2012 #scicomm jobs

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Cancer Research UK

Science Communications Manager – SCI00199



Location: London-London – Angel Head Office-Islington
Hours: Full Time
Contract type: Fixed Term Contract for 10 months
Salary: Circa ??31,750 – ??39,750 pro rata per annum including allowances
Closing Date: 14-Mar-12



About the role
If you are a passionate and creative science communicator, this is your opportunity to join the UK???s largest charity and help it to achieve its ambitious goals by informing and inspiring staff and supporters about the research that we fund.  This is an exciting role in which you will be responsible for delivering creative and engaging copy and resources about the Charity???s research portfolio to meet the bespoke information needs of staff, helping leverage more income and engagement and build deeper supporter relationships.


As well as researching and translating science content, you also be an integral part of delivering an internal campaign aimed at engaging our staff with the research we fund.  This includes writing content for various different resources that staff might use to equip them with knowledge about our research.  You will also be involved in designing and delivering training for staff to talk confidently and passionately about the research that we fund.  You will also give presentations about our research to supporters.


About you
To join us, you???ll need to be a confident, positive and solutions-focused individual with excellent motivational and interpersonal skills. A passion for communications and the ability to inspire others with energy and enthusiasm will help you work alongside our staff, scientists and supporters.  A good knowledge of the cancer field is desirable with the enthusiasm to keep up to date with this ever-changing field. You will be an excellent all round communicator (verbal and written), with a proven track record in communicating complex science to a range of non-scientific audiences. And you will understand and have enthusiasm for the communication needs of different audiences.  You will be a strategic thinker with excellent time and project management skills.


Essential Criteria:
??? Proven track record in communicating complex science to a range of non-scientific audiences
??? Must have a strong science background, ideally to PhD level or equivalent.
??? Has the ability to inspire others through compelling written and verbal communication
??? Excellent interpersonal and team-playing skills, and an ability to build effective working relationships with internal and external contacts at all levels


About Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK is the world’s largest charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. With a turnover of over ??420 million, financing the work of more than 4,800 researchers, doctors and nurses throughout the UK, our groundbreaking work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has saved millions of lives.


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A full role profile is available here (pdf)

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