Research Communications Officer

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Home Worker (England, Wales and NI)

Salary: £25,806 - £28,181 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience) (+ London Allowance of £3,600 if applicable)

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 26 September 2021

Interview Date: 4 or 5 October

Contact: Hannah Churchill -

Research Communications Officer

Reference number:  VAC2545

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 6pm on the closing date.

Do you have a passion for biomedical science and a flair for writing? Alzheimer’s Society – the UK’s leading dementia charity - is looking for a talented Research Communications Officer to bring our growing research programme to life for donors, volunteers and people affected by dementia.

By 2025, one million people will be living with the condition. 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 are committed to supporting high quality dementia research going forward.

About the role

The Research Communications Officer will publicise our portfolio of over 150 grants worth £30 million to a wide range of lay audiences. Working within the busy research team, you will use your understanding of biomedical science, keen eye for a good story and excellent writing skills to create and promote compelling content for a range of audiences. This will include donors, people affected by dementia, researchers and policy makers.

Research is a key priority for the organisation going forward, and this position will be integral to ensuring research is represented across our internal and external channels including our website, blog, social media channels, enewsletters and internal intranet.

Dementia remains a very popular topic in the press. You will play a key role in supporting the Society’s research media work by developing press statements for national circulation and 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 making complex science clear and accessible to lay audiences. You will be able to tell a compelling story but also have good attention to detail to ensure accuracy in our press statements. You must have experience in communicating research to non-scientists, be confident at giving presentations and have the ability to work proactively and independently in this very varied role.

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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Please note, that for home-working roles, we require a reliable WiFi connection and a minimum 10Mb/s broadband. For our home-working employees, we currently offer a home-working allowance of £16 a month (full-time).

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