Research Communications Manager

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: London

Salary: £41,585 - £46,725 depending on skills and experience + London allowance of £3,600

Working Hours: 35 Per Week

Closing Date: 27 February 2020

Interview Date: Week commencing 9th March 2020

Contact: James Pickett -

Research Communications Manager

Reference: VAC1205

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 5pm on the closing date

Short description

Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.

Do you have a passion for research and communications? Alzheimer’s Society – the UK’s leading dementia charity - is looking for a talented Research Communications Manager to lead a busy and vibrant team in the development and delivery of compelling research communications about dementia.

One million people are estimated to soon be living with dementia in the UK. Alzheimer’s Society is here for everyone affected by dementia – wherever they are, whatever they’re going through. We provide information and support, improve care, campaign for change and have committed to spend at least £150 million on new research over the next decade.

About the role

The Research Communications Manager will lead on developing and delivering a communications strategy to promote the research activity of Alzheimer’s Society to a wide range of lay and professional audiences including people affected by dementia. Leading a busy research communications team, you will use your understanding of biomedical science and a keen eye for a good story to develop a sustained presence of strong research content across all our communications channels. You will develop and maintain key messages and communications plans to ensure that research is well represented in the organisational strategic communications. Many of our research programmes are delivered in partnership, and a key part of the role is to be able to work collaboratively both internally and externally to ensure joint communications deliver a strong message for Alzheimer’s Society.

Dementia remains a very popular topic in the press. You will play a key role in maintaining the Society’s reputation as an expert voice when it comes to dementia research. You will ensure the research communications team is trained and able to support research media work by developing and signing off press statements for national circulation and writing articles for trade press. With media training you will act as a spokesperson on research topics in print and broadcast interviews.

About you

We’re looking for someone uniquely skilled in understanding complex science and working across wide a wide range of stakeholders to deliver impactful communications for our different audiences. You will be experienced in leading and supporting others to bring the best out of a high-performing team. 

Our employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. We are proud to support them with a range of benefits, recognition and many options for working agilely, all contributing to a strong work life balance. We also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Alzheimer's Society. 

You can also visit our Working for Us pages, which give you more information about what it’s like to be an employee at the Society.

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