Public Engagement Manager

University of Dundee


We are seeking a highly motivated, energetic individual for the new post of Public Engagement Manager (PEM) for the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science (LRCFS) The successful candidate will lead the development of an innovative public engagement programme of national standing. In doing so they will play a key role in establishing the profile of the LRCFS ( with a range of vital audiences including the public at large. Through imaginative and disruptive use of a range of communication channels and tools the post holder will help the LRCFS establish a public identity to best meet its core mission of delivering better justice globally.

Achieving this will require the post-holder to work with a wide range of academic backgrounds and to develop exciting partnerships with complementary organisations of national and global reputation. LRCFS is an ambitious organisation focused on excellence in research and profound public impact. Our work in public engagement should be limited only by your imagination.

The post holder will lead colleagues in establishing a Communications and Public Engagement Strategy (CPES) along with an implementation plan for which they will be subsequently responsible for delivering against.

Principle responsibilities include

  • Develop a detailed implementation plan for the CPES with clear milestones and deliverables.
  • Research, propose and deliver strategic and creative partnerships with thee private and cultural sectors.
  • Work alongside topic project teams to best engage stakeholders and the wider public in their work, including citizen science approaches to research, and to disseminate the outputs of the research to create wider impact.
  • Implementation of a social media strategy layered within the broader CPES as the principal owner of an appropriate range of social media channels.
  • Work with a wide variety of end users and stakeholders to promote the LRCFS agenda.

Please see job description for full details.

Please note that due to the closure of the University during the holiday period shortlisting will not take place until mid-January 2018.

Summary of Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • Essential requirements 
  • Educated to degree level
  • Strategic understanding of public engagement in theory and practice
  • Current understanding of the mainstream and modern media landscapes
  • Excellent written skills
  • Experience of Development of strategic plans and operational structures for effective implementation

Additional Information

The University of Dundee is a diverse community and is committed to equality of opportunity for all by providing a supportive, flexible and inclusive working environment. We have family friendly policies (including flexible working and childcare vouchers), staff groups for LGBT and BME; and prayer room facilities.

The University of Dundee has received the Athena SWAN Bronze Award (Athena Swan) which recognises the promotion of gender equality and has made further commitment to advancing inclusive culture which supports and encourages all under-represented groups.

The University of Dundee is a Scottish Registered Charity, No. SC015096.

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