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Communications Officer

University of Aberdeen

Location: Aberdeen
Salary: £37,099 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 22nd February 2024
Closes: 21st March 2024
Job Ref: ROW121A

One of Europe’s leading nutritional health research bodies, the Rowett Institute at the University of Aberdeen, is recruiting a Communications Officer to play a key role in raising the profile of the institute at national and international level. The post will build on the Rowett’s long history of impact on government policy from helping to inform the second world war food rationing system to providing the science for the introduction of free school milk. Scientists at the Institute also work closely with governments to develop policies and strategies to improve nutrition. One of our former directors, Philip James, played a significant role in setting up the Food Standards Agency in the UK. Today the Institute works closely with the Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture at the Scottish Government.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and creative Communications Officer with first class digital communication skills to join a vibrant Knowledge Exchange (KE) and communications team to work on the delivery of external and internal communications and a range of KE events.

This is an excellent opportunity to disseminate the world-class research which is undertaken on behalf of the Scottish Government and other funding bodies. As well as working closely with policy, the Rowett Institute has strong links with business, industry and the third sector.

You should have significant experience communication, marketing or knowledge exchange experience.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 6, £37,099 per annum, pro rata.

Informal enquiries should be made to Michelle McWilliams, Head of Knowledge Exchange & Communications (michelle.mcwilliams@abdn.ac.uk).

This post does not meet the minimum requirements for visa sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route. We are therefore unable to consider applicants for this post that require sponsorship to work in the UK.

The candidate appointed to this post may be eligible for homeworking on an occasional or regular basis.  For more information please refer to our Homeworking Policy.

This role is based in Aberdeen and as such the successful candidate will be required to work in the office for 3 days per week. Home working is possible for 2 days subject to line management approval and the changing requirements of the department

Job Reference Number: ROW121A 

Funding limited to 31 March 2027

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 21st March 2024

The Rowett Institute embraces a diverse working environment and recognises the many benefits this can bring.  Applications from individuals from across all of the equality protected characteristics are encouraged.

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