[Job] Cancer Research UK, Snr Science Communications Mgr, mat cover, ??39.7-45.7k, clos 9 May 2012 #scicomm jobs


Here’s a nice job from @CR_UK.


Send your #scicomm jobs to jo.brodie AT gmail.com or see the instructions on how to post jobs directly to the blog (I still have to OK them, or not). Make sure you attach the job description as that’s the rate limiting step 🙂 (I have to find it, download it and then attach it which means I tend to do it when I’m not doing other things).



Cancer Research UK

Islington, London – Angel Head Office
Full Time
Circa £39,750 – £45,750 per annum inclusive
Closing Date: 9-May-12
12 months Maternity Cover
Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date

  09/May/2012, 1:00:00 AM


Are you a passionate and creative science communicator who can help us beat cancer?


We’re looking for a dynamic, creative and self-motivated individual with excellent communication and relationship-building skills to…
• Manage an overarching information strategy to support the delivery of two major capital campaigns including fundraising for The Francis Crick Institute
• Seek out and ensure the delivery of the most impactful information about our science for our Major Giving and Appeals fundraising department to use in cases for support that will appeal to our high value donors
• Develop mechanisms to ensure the delivery of information solutions that support and drive high value funding according to ongoing and changing needs
• Join the most widely recognised brand in the UK Charity sector who are dedicated to beating cancer


Beating cancer is a real challenge. Here at Cancer Research UK we have 3,500 talented people who are passionate about achieving this vision and thrive in our complex, diverse and dynamic environment. Now we need a Senior Science Communications Manager to bring their expertise to the UK’s largest charity to help it to achieve its ambitious goals by informing and inspiring staff and supporters about the research that we fund. 


You can help us save millions of lives through…
• Your excellent all round communication skills and understanding and enthusiasm for the communication needs in the vision of a huge fundraising pool
• Your experience of working in the science communication field, and of science writing and public speaking for lay audiences
• Your strong science background (preferably to PhD level as a minimum) and good knowledge of the cancer field with the enthusiasm to keep up to date with this ever-changing area and our research portfolio
• Your proven track record to influence and persuade individuals and provide strategic input to a high level


Our passion, determination and ambition leads us to set ourselves more and more challenging targets. This means that you’ll need to be able to build credibility with our most senior scientists and stakeholders as well as our donors in order to connect our donors to our science and its impact. If you can do all this and more, you’ll enjoy a great career as we work hard to beat cancer – together.


How to Apply
All applications should be made via the Cancer Research UK careers website, where you will need to create a profile before you can submit an application.


Our online application process also involves attaching your CV and Covering letter which should outline your interest in applying for the role and explain how you meet the set criteria.


You can apply for a job by clicking on the Apply Online link at the bottom of each job posting.

A full role profile is available here (pdf) (attached, Jo)


Islington, London
Circa £39,750 – £45,750 per annum inclusive

12 months Maternity Cover
Closing Date: 9-May-12
Start Date: As soon as possible

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