24 Nov

Research Communications Officer Jobs Vacancy at Diabetes London

Position
Research Communications Officer
Company
Diabetes
Location
London ENG
Opening
24 Nov, 2017 18 days ago

Diabetes London urgently required following position for Research Communications Officer. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

Follow the online directions, complete all the necessary fields, and provide all relevant information so your application is submitted correctly. When you click the 'Apply this Job' button (open in new window) you will be taken to the online application form. Here you will be asked to provide personal and contact details, respond to employment-related questions, and show how you meet the key selection criteria.

Research Communications Officer Jobs Vacancy at Diabetes London Jobs Details:

Contract: Permanent
Hours: 35 hours per week
Location: Whitechapel London
Salary: £26,500 - £29,000 per annum
Application Closing Date: Friday 15 December 2017, 10am
Interviews: Week commencing 15 January 2018

Diabetes is the most potentially devastating - and fastest growing - health crisis of our time, requiring ongoing high-quality care and support. There are currently 4.5 million people in the UK living with diabetes, and 11.9 million more at increased risk of getting Type 2 diabetes. Those diagnosed face the risk of life-changing, and life-limiting, complications, unless they are given the very best care and the support they need to manage their condition well. As a society we need to work together now - and take action now - to fund critical research, improve healthcare and treatment, and prevent yet more people developing this potentially life-threatening condition. We have a vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm - if you’d like to be part of that, why not join us?

Description of main responsibilities

As Research Communications Officer, you will be responsible for communicating science to Diabetes UK colleagues, supporters and the public. This will involve developing an in-depth knowledge of Diabetes UK’s research portfolio and developing engaging research impact stories to inspire support for Diabetes UK research.

Your main responsibilities will include:
• Reviewing Diabetes UK research portfolio, to identify opportunities for proactive research communication
• Acting as a research content expert for Diabetes UK, supporting teams across the charity to talk clearly and effectively about diabetes research
• Engaging with the diabetes research community, to build and maintain relationships with key research players
• Producing engaging and understandable content for various Diabetes UK channels, including social media, publications, Diabetes UK website and external events
• Responding to press enquiries and proactively working with the media team to highlight the work of Diabetes UK-funded researchers
• Representing Diabetes UK externally, speaking on behalf of the charity
• Supporting the Head of Research Communications in the wider management of the research communications programme and delivery of other work as necessary

The essential qualifications, experience and knowledge required to carry out this role are:

• First degree in relevant science discipline
• Experience communicating complex topics to a lay audience
• Experience communicating through multiple channels
• Experience working to deadlines and managing multiple streams of work
• Evidence of knowledge of the diabetes research field
• Ability to effectively communicate complex research messages to various audiences
• Clear understanding of scientific research methods and processes
• Ability to collaborate effectively within a team
• Excellent computer literacy

What we can offer you:
• Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays
• A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,600 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments)
• Early finish Friday and flexible working
• Discounts on gym membership and days out
• Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life
• Annual Season ticket loan
• Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities
• Generous pension provision, life assurance and permanent health insurance

If you would like to apply for this position you will need to provide the following:

• An up to date CV
• A Supporting Statement (no more than 2 x A4 pages).

Click the apply button and complete the application form to upload your CV and Supporting Statement. If not registered already you will be required to register on the i-appoint website.

Please ensure you address the essential criteria in your application’s supporting statement and send your form in good time to reach us by the closing date.

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

No agencies please. As an organisation we are committed to keeping costs down, which is what our beneficiaries, supporters and staff expect of us. We have decided to manage this recruitment process without the assistance of recruitment agencies and simply ask that this decision is respected.


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