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Communications Officer

Salary in the region of £26,000 to £28,000 per annum depending on experience plus additional benefits

The Wellcome Sanger Institute has been at the forefront of pioneering scientific research in genomics for the last 25 years. Our commitment to delivering big, bold exploratory research that pushes the boundaries of what is known and what is possible in genomics remains central to who we are and what we do. The Institute is a vital part of the Wellcome Genome Campus - home to some of the world's foremost institutes and organisations in genomics and computational biology, committed to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale, and creativity to solve some of humanity's greatest challenges.

Our Communications team supports this work through telling the story of this important work across many internal and external communications channels.

We are growing our team and have created this brand new and exciting role to serve the communications needs of the Institute and Campus and are seeking a Communications Officer to join us.

  • You will support communications activity across the team.
  • You will support processes and develop materials and new processes where required.
  • You will be working and learning across all areas of Institute and Campus communications both internally and externally.

You will be self-motivated and driven to deliver high quality communications, you will be highly organised, focused with strong diplomatic skills, and be able to demonstrate strong persuasion and social skills and enjoy a dynamic, reciprocal and considerate environment.

Job Reference

Essential Skills

  • Degree-level in science or humanities or demonstrable equivalent skills and experience 
  • Qualification in communications or demonstrable equivalent skills and experience
  • Previous experience of producing clear and accurate communications 
  • Excellent communications skills 
  • Ability to support or coordinate project management process through to delivery 
  • Excellent communicator with good interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to manage and organise time 

Other information

The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre and committed to training the next generation of genome scientists. Passionate about understanding the role of genetics in health and disease and a world leader in the genomic revolution, our mission is to use genome sequences to advance understanding of human and pathogen biology in order to improve human health.

Our Campus: Set over 125 acres, the stunning and dynamic Wellcome Genome Campus is the biggest aggregate concentration of people in the world working on the common theme of Genomes and BioData. It brings together a diverse and exceptional scientific community, committed to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale and imagination to pursue some of humanity’s greatest challenges.

Our Benefits: Our employees have access to a comprehensive range of benefits and facilities including:

  • Group Defined Contribution Pension Scheme and Life Assurance
  • Group Income Protection
  • Private Health Insurance
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing by one day a year to a maximum of 30
  • Family friendly environment including options for flexible and part-time working, a childcare voucher scheme and Campus Nursery
  • Two days paid Employee Volunteering Leave a year
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • Campus Gym, tennis courts, cricket pitch and sports hall plus a range of dining facilities
  • Active Campus Sports and Social Club
  • Free Campus Bus Service

Genome Research Limited is an Equal Opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and promoting equality in careers in science, we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and have an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion programme of activity. We will consider all applicants without discrimination on grounds of disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. We are open to a range of flexible working options including part-time or full-time employment as well as flexible hours due to caring or other commitments.

Please include a covering letter and CV with your application. Your cover letter should evidence examples of proven experience against the essential skills criteria.

Closing date: 10th June 2018