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Position: Communications Officer
Institution: University College London
Department: UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology - Department of Neurodegenerative Diseases, Dementia Research Centre
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: Rare Dementia Support (RDS) is a service for people living with rare dementia provided within the Dementia Research Centre (DRC) that consists of a digital platform, support groups and telephone advice; We are now looking for a Communications Officer who will be responsible for the strategy, delivery of communications, marketing activity, tactical development of the DRC and RDS brands, and all linked communications channels. The appointee will also take charge of the day-to-day management of all websites, digital platforms, media, news, sponsorship, events (including large-scale public engagement activities and academic conferences) and other aspects of communication as required; The Communications Officer will work in the context of the strategic plans for the DRC and RDS and will be expected to develop an excellent understanding of the range of activities undertaken by the DRC and RDS, including teaching, research and other forms of knowledge transfer. The post holder will be expected to work with the full range of DRC and RDS stakeholders, donors, sponsors and partners, and will work closely with IONs Comms Manager and main web editor
Requirements: The successful candidate will be educated to degree level (minimum 2: 1) or equivalent and will have a qualification (or equivalent experience) in science/social science communication. Experience of designing and delivering strategic communications via a range of channels, managing communication channels to engage different audiences, and delivering public engagement activities is essential. Applicants must have project, event management and strong inter-personal skills with an ability to work co-operatively and flexibly in a multidisciplinary setting. Knowledge about the UK charity sector is desirable
   
Text: Communications Officer , - Ref:1837032 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology Specific unit / Sub department Department of Neurodegenerative Diseases, Dementia Research Centre Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £35,965 - £43,470 per annum Duties and Responsibilities Rare Dementia Support (RDS) is a service for people living with rare dementia provided within the Dementia Research Centre (DRC) that consists of a digital platform, support groups and telephone advice. We are now looking for a Communications Officer who will be responsible for the strategy, delivery of communications, marketing activity, tactical development of the DRC and RDS brands, and all linked communications channels. The appointee will also take charge of the day-to-day management of all websites, digital platforms, media, news, sponsorship, events (including large-scale public engagement activities and academic conferences) and other aspects of communication as required. The Communications Officer will work in the context of the strategic plans for the DRC and RDS and will be expected to develop an excellent understanding of the range of activities undertaken by the DRC and RDS, including teaching, research and other forms of knowledge transfer. The post holder will be expected to work with the full range of DRC and RDS stakeholders, donors, sponsors and partners, and will work closely with IONs Comms Manager and main web editor. The post is available from January 2020 and is funded by a grant from NIHR UCLH Biomedical Research Centre for one year in the first instance. Key Requirements The successful candidate will be educated to degree level (minimum 2:1) or equivalent and will have a qualification (or equivalent experience) in science/social science communication. Experience of designing and delivering strategic communications via a range of channels, managing communication channels to engage different audiences, and delivering public engagement activities is essential. Applicants must have project, event management and strong inter-personal skills with an ability to work co-operatively and flexibly in a multidisciplinary setting. Knowledge about the UK charity sector is desirable. Further Details A Job Description and Person Specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy, please click on the 'Apply Now' button below. If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Oksana Shapoval, HR Officer, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, 23 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG (email: ion.hradmin@ucl.ac.uk). We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level. We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. Closing Date 10 Dec 2019 Interview date interview date is likely to be 17 December Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. Job Description & Person Specification Apply Now
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