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Public Engagement Development Coordinator - Major Projects

Salary range £31,498 to £39,729 per annum depending on experience 

We are hiring for an exciting new role to join our dynamic Public Engagement team at the Wellcome Genome Campus in Cambridgeshire.  As Development Coordinator for Major Projects, you will take a leading role in delivering public engagement strategies and outputs for some of our larger research activities and projects, including working with a rich mix of stakeholders nationally and internationally.

Successful candidates will have a first degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) or a field related to science/research engagement, impact or policy, and have significant track record of public engagement activities.

Job Reference
82875

Essential Skills

  • First degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) or Public Engagement related field 
  • Established track record of public engagement involving varied audiences and working with different stakeholders 
  • High-level interpersonal skills and ability to work within small and large teams 
  • Experience of working in an academic and/or research environment and preferably, with engagement and/or impact work associated with research projects 
  • Flexibility in working style and practice including working for short periods away 
  • Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends 
  • Excellent organisation and planning skills 
  • Ability to communicate with internal stakeholders, from senior academics to support staff, with tact and diplomacy 
  • Experience with basic computer software such as Word/Excel/Powerpoint 
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise workloads 
  • Ability to solve problems and resolve day-to-day conflicts with respect to delivery of activity 
  • Good attention to detail and ability to develop risk assessments and contingency plans 
  • Experience of evaluating activities and providing reports to funders or influencers 
  • Full UK driving license 

Ideal Skills

  • Second degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) or Public Engagement related discipline 
  • Experience with organising or implementing public/stakeholder engagement activities with international networks or consortia 
  • Evidence of engagement with policy makers or thinktanks 
  • Experience of the higher education impact agenda or the Research Excellence Framework

Other information

The Wellcome Genome Campus is the UK’s dynamic, and growing hub for genomics science. It hosts the world renowned Sanger Institute,  a charitably funded research centre focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease, and the European Bioinformatics Institute, a world leading hub for biological data curation and analysis (part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory). The campus is at the forefront of world-leading approaches to uncover the basis of genetic and infectious disease and deliver results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens.

The campus is located in a beautiful part of the Cambridgeshire countryside, a few miles south of Cambridge itself. The post will be based within the Public Engagement team which itself is located within Connecting Science: A group of teams dedicated to inspiring new thinking, sparking conversation and supporting learning around genomics science and its applications. The post holder will also develop good working relationships with these other teams, and wider groups across campus, including training and communications colleagues.

Our Benefits include: Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, Group Income Protection, Healthcare scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Workplace Nursery and 25 days Annual Leave, increasing by one day per year up to a maximum of 30, plus Bank Holidays. We also have a gym, cafes, dining facilities, and a free campus bus service. Our thriving Sports and Social Club provides many opportunities to meet with people working across the campus.

We welcome applications from all candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.

Informal enquiries in regards to this job opportunity should be directed to Kenneth Skeldon; Head of Public Engagement -  kenneth.skeldon@wellcomegenomecampus.org

Closing Date: 25th October 2017