This is the second of two job vacancies from the JDRF – see previous post for a more junior role, and also the 996th post on this blog!! Soooo tempted to apply for it myself given that I’m a huge fan of (a) diabetes and (b) research communication but alas they want someone for a minimum of three days and I’ve already got a cool job for four days, so only have one day to play with. Well zero, really, as I like working a four-day week. Maybe they’ll let me help out on Mondays, if you get the job put in a good word for me 🙂
It was advertised on the psci-com mailing list, thusly: “An exciting opportunity has arisen for a committed and focused individual to join our team at JDRF as Head of Research Communication, covering maternity leave for 6 – 12 months. Ideally we are looking for someone who is available to work minimum 3 days per week (part time) or full time working 5 days per week. If you are interested in applying or know someone who would be please share the link in order to apply https://www.jdrf.org.uk/about-us/working-with-us/vacancies/head-of-research-communication-maternity-cover”
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JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)
Head of Research Communication (mat cover)
JDRF is the world’s leading charitable funder of type 1 diabetes research, improving lives until we find the cure. We provide information for children, adults and parents living with the condition at all stages, from diagnosis and beyond. We give a voice to people with type 1 diabetes and work for increased focus on, and funding for, research to find the cure.
JDRF is a growing charity and currently has 54 employees at our Head Office in London and five regional offices throughout the UK.
JDRF is a global organisation working towards the cure. Internationally we have funded £1billion of research focused on curing, treating and preventing type 1diabetes and its complications.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a committed and focused individual to join our team at JDRF as Head of Research Communication, covering maternity leave for 6 – 12 months. Ideally we are looking for someone who is available to work minimum 3 days per week (part time) or full time working 5 days per week. This can be discussed further at interview stage.
In this key role you will work on of the key research development and communication projects, including a joint-organisation scientific conference and JDRF’s flagship awareness event, Type 1 Parliament. You will also take responsibility for ensuring effective, accurate and engaging communication of JDRF’s global research programme.
You will also work closely with the Director of Policy and Communications and the communications team to promote and encourage type 1 diabetes research and represent JDRF with key audiences including researchers, decision makers, other research organisations and charities.
Successful Candidates should have:
- Proven track record of translating science for lay audiences
- Experience of building and implementing strategies for developing organisational influence within the medical research sector.
- Experience of working with government funding organisations
- An understanding how relevant government bodies work in order to manage effective relationships
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- An understanding of how to contribute to teamwork and manage cross-organisational working relationships.
Applicants should send an up to date CV and covering letter, the cover letter should demonstrate clearly how you meet the person specification and you must provide examples from previous work experience.
Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. This advert will close once we have received sufficient applications.
Closing Date: 18 September 2013