Cancer Research UK
Science Communications Manager – SCI00295
Job description: hr_role_profile_sci00295
Full time 12 month fixed-term contract
Location: Angel, Islington
Salary: circa £31,000-£36,700
Closing date: 04/Apr/2013, 11:59:59 PM
Are you a passionate and creative science communicator who can help us Stand Up To Cancer?
At Cancer Research UK, we are a collective force, leading pioneering life-saving research in the relentless fight against all cancer. Every day we achieve extraordinary things by being innovative, imaginative and bold in our work. Last year, in partnership with Channel 4, we launched Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), the largest independent televised fundraising event in history which raised more than £8m in its first year.
To continue with this success, we need an ambitious and solutions-focused Science Communications Manager with a passion for communications to…
• Deliver creative and engaging cause-related content for all aspects of the 2013/14 Stand Up To Cancer campaign
• Work closely with the Head of Stand Up To Cancer Marketing and other internal and external stakeholders to build a compelling case for support that inspires belief in our research and activates support behind the campaign
• Be a ‘science ambassador’, bringing our cause to life for agencies, production teams and internal teams working on the campaign
Our progress is your progress; here at Cancer Research UK we believe that our science is the key to winning the fight against cancer. But that doesn’t mean we only hire researchers, doctors and nurses. We actually have 3,500 talented people employed across our large, complex, dynamic and diverse charity.
You can help us save millions of lives through…
• Your strong science background, ideally to PhD level or equivalent
• A proven track record in effectively communicating complex science to a mass, non-scientific audience
• Your ability to market information and ideas according to different customer needs
• Your ability to inspire others through compelling written and verbal communication
• Your excellent interpersonal and team-playing skills, and an ability to build effective working relationships with internal and external contacts at all levels
A good knowledge of the cancer field is essential, and experience of delivering creative science communications for a variety of channels (including social media, TV) and audiences would be desirable.
Our sharp minds and brave hearts lead us to push the boundaries of what’s possible. If you can do all this and more, you’ll enjoy a great career as united we strive to drive progress, creating more tomorrows for more people.
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.
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