Public Engagement Assistant

University of Cambridge - Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute

The Gurdon Institute is a vibrant, world-leading centre for research at the interface between developmental biology and cancer biology, supported by Wellcome and Cancer Research UK. As a research centre, and a Department of the University of Cambridge, the Gurdon Institute has a major responsibility to contribute to society through public engagement. The Institute wants to inspire young people's interest and excitement in science, positively impact the public perception of fundamental research and make public engagement part of its research culture

We are looking for a Public Engagement Assistant who will assist the Public Engagement Manager and volunteer researchers from the Institute in delivering an exciting programme of public engagement activities.

Candidates should be educated to at least A Level/NVQ level 3 standard or have equivalent practical experience. A degree in a Biology related subject would be an advantage. Enthusiasm for conveying science to a variety of audiences, of all ages and levels of knowledge is vital.  Experience of working in an administrative/secretarial role, and knowledge of facts, principles, processes and general concepts related to Project Administration are essential. Excellent organisational and IT skills, including familiarity with databases, spreadsheets, and editorial software are also essential. Some evening and weekend work will be occasionally required.  This is a part-time position (50% of full-time, 18.25 hours per week, with flexible hours).

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 30th November 2021 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a standard Disclosure and Barring Service check.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact We anticipate holding interviews throughout the application process.

Please quote reference PR13559 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Benefits include generous

maternity/paternity leave, flexible working and funds for returning carers and other family-friendly schemes.

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