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Communications, Events and Engagement Manager

MRC Laboratory of Medical Sciences - Grants, Engagement and Communications Team

Location: London
Salary: £34,905 to £43,962 plus London Allowances (£3,913 & £1,472) pro rata
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 12th April 2024
Closes: 5th May 2024
Job Ref: LMS 2386
 

Hours: Full time on site – 36 hours per week

The LMS is a world-class research laboratory where scientists and clinicians collaborate to advance the understanding of biology and its application to medicine. Funded by the MRC as part of UK Research and Innovation, the LMS has a collaborative working culture and a new state-of-the-art building next to the Hammersmith Hospital Campus.

Based in the Grants, Engagement and Communications Team (GECo) the Communications, Events and Engagement Manager will support the Head of GECo in raising the profile of the LMS through carefully curated outreach and engagement activities, and through effective communication.

The Communications, Events and Engagement Manager will lead on the Institute’s science communication and research dissemination through effective press and social media outputs, while establishing goals and objectives for internal and external communications which will deliver impact from our research.

The postholder will project manage a variety of exciting projects, that aim to increase diversity in science research, and reach the Director’s strategic vision of translational science. Developing good working relations with local organisations and educational establishments is also crucial to instigate and create effective outreach initiatives.

The Communications, Events and Engagement Manager will also line manage two Officers, ensuring local targets are met.

This is a prime opportunity for an ambitious communications and engagement specialist with an interest in biomedical science, to make their mark as an innovative science communicator.  

The successful candidate will have an understanding of biomedical science and how to creatively communicate research to scientific audiences. They will have good project management skills and be adept at using digital tools for creative work. 

MRC and LMS offer a wide range of benefits including 30 days annual leave allowance, a defined benefit pension scheme, family friendly policies, access to EdenRed discounts for high street and online shopping, wellbeing support, and access to an employee assistance programme scheme.

For full details of this post and to complete an online application, please click on the 'Apply' button above. 

Interested candidates should upload an up-to-date CV with a covering letter stating how they meet the requirements of the job specification, as outlined in the job description. Those applications without a covering letter will not be considered.

As "Disability Confident" employers, LMS guarantees to interview candidates who disclose they have a disability and who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy. If there are any reasonable adjustments that would help aid the application process, please contact our Recruitment Team and can discuss further.  

Please quote reference number LMS 2386.

Closing Date: 05 May 2024

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