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IGC Communications Manager

The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine - Institute of Genetics and Cancer - WGH Infrastructure

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £37,099 to £44,263 per annum (A revised salary range for this grade of £39,347 to £46,974 is planned to take effect from Spring 2024) (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 26th February 2024
Closes: 21st March 2024
Job Ref: 9816

Full-time 35 hours per week

Fixed-term 12 months

The opportunity:

The Institute of Genetics seeks a Communications Manager to support our world class science by raising the international profile of the IGC, helping connect our collaborative, cross-disciplinary community and engaging influencers with the impact of our biomedical research.

This post is a maternity cover (12 months) and would ideally begin by May 2024, though this is not a requirement. Applicants from within the University of Edinburgh would be offered the role as a secondment if desired.

This post is full-time (35 hours per week), however, we are open to considering part-time (80%) or flexible working patterns. We are also open to considering requests for hybrid working (on a non-contractual basis) that combines a mix of remote and regular on-campus working.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • Degree or postgraduate level qualification in science or communications.
  • Demonstrable experience in science communications including writing news items and using social media to communicate science to a non-specialist audience.
  • Demonstrable experience of project management, event management and a capacity to work at both strategic and operational levels.
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills, including the ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders including those in senior leadership roles.
  • Demonstrable skill in developing and implanting communications strategy and plans to further the aims and objectives of an organisation.
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