Genetic Alliance UK Development Officer

Cardiff University - School of Medicine

Division of Cancer & Genetics

Applications are invited for the post of Genetic Alliance UK Development Officer to undertake work on the Wales Gene Park project which is funded by the Welsh Government.

In Wales, the Wales Gene Park works in partnership with Genetic Alliance UK. Genetic Alliance UK is an alliance of over 180 patient organisations, supporting all those affected by genetic conditions. Genetic Alliance UK brings its member groups and families from across Wales closer to the Gene Park's work and involves them in its progress, giving families the opportunity to engage in events bringing their priorities to researchers, policy-makers and those who develop and deliver services.

In this role you will be responsible for generating and communicating a patient and family viewpoint to support the Wales Gene Park’s Education and Engagement team. Applicants should have experience of organising and delivering patient-focused events and be able to engage with patients and families to develop support services and groups in Wales. The role will also support the involvement of patients and families in research projects focused on rare diseases and genetics. The post holder will act as a liaison between the Wales Gene Park Office and the London based Genetic Alliance UK office for the purpose of supporting marketing and communication activities.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Emma Hughes –
The post is full-time (35 hours per week), available from 1 January 2017 and is fixed term until 30 September 2017 to cover a period of maternity leave.

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity. Our inclusive environment welcomes applications from talented people from diverse backgrounds.

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