Salary range: £36,000 to £44,000
12-month fixed term maternity cover contract
Closing date: 20 April 2020

We have an exciting opportunity for a Researcher Engagement Coordinator to join our Wellcome Genome Campus Public Engagement team on a 12-month fixed term contract. In this role you will play a key role in shaping and delivering a growing programme of incentives, training and support across the Campus community, including the staff and students in the world-leading Wellcome Sanger Institute and European Bioinformatics Institute.

The Public Engagement team is part of Wellcome Genome Campus Connecting Science and you will benefit from dynamic cross-working with a range of companion teams and shared expertise.

About the role

You will work closely with Campus communities and support teams to ensure public engagement is embedded across a range of activities, including workload models, grant application, research culture, training and reward processes. You will contribute to positive change in researcher development and PE practice that can be evidenced through ongoing evaluation and the creation of exemplar case studies.

Your role as Researcher Engagement Coordinator will be central to our effort to promote and embed a culture of engaged research which includes the brokering of relationships with public communities and measuring the outcomes of targeted public engagement undertaken with them.

You will work alongside the public engagement team and wider teams across the Campus, particularly around training, research support, HR, policy and communications.

Essential Skills

  • First degree in a subject related to the work of Campus, for instance a STEM area, social science or other discipline that might be linked to Public Engagement
  • Track record of communication of complex concepts with varied public audiences
  • High-level interpersonal skills and ability to work within small and large teams
  • Experience of working in an academic and/or research environment
  • Flexibility in working style and practice including working for short periods away
  • Excellent organisational 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

Ideal Skills

  • Experience of dealing with international networks or consortia
  • Experience of working in research and/or its communication with external audiences
  • Experience of engagement with policy makers or think tanks
  • Experience of the higher education impact agenda or research excellence framework
  • Experience of project management or coordination

Please ensure your application meets the requirements of the essential knowledge skills and experience listed for the role.

To view the full job role and to apply, please visit the Sanger Institute website.

Closing date: 20 April 2020

About us

Wellcome Genome Campus Public Engagement‘s ambition is to build a world-leading engaged research campus by supporting and empowering the Wellcome Genome Campus community to develop relationships across a range of different audiences. We do this through a varied programme of support, mentoring and the creation of live and digital experiences.

Wellcome Genome Campus Connecting Science’s mission is to enable everyone to explore genomic science and its impact on research, health and society. We connect researchers, health professionals and the wider public, creating opportunities and spaces to explore genomic science and its impact on people. Connecting Science inspires new thinking, sparks conversation, supports learning and measures attitudes, drawing on the ground-breaking research taking place on the Wellcome Genome Campus.

Our Campus

Set across 130 acres, just outside of Cambridge, Connecting Science is located on the stunning 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.
Find out more about the Wellcome Genome Campus.

Our benefits

There’s an attractive benefits package on offer at the Wellcome Genome Campus. We appreciate the importance of achieving work-life balance and support this with a number of family and carer-friendly policies. Plus a flexible working policy for those who may wish to amend their working pattern or arrangement.

As well as the usual benefits you would expect, we go much further:

  • 25 days annual leave (extra 1 day to a maximum of 30 days for every year you work)
  • Auto-enrolment into a generous Group Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, with enhanced company contribution (for more information, see our Pensions page)
  • Up to 2 days annual paid volunteering leave
  • Up to 10 days paid Emergency Carers Leave per year
  • Family friendly environment including options for flexible and part-time working, an on-site
  • Workplace Nursery salary Sacrifice Schemes for pre-school children
    and Summer holiday club
  • Life Assurance Cover and a Group Income Protection Scheme (if on a contract of 12 months or more)
  • Enhanced maternity leave and parental leave
  • Access to substantial number of courses and training events onsite
  • Private Healthcare Scheme (after 6 months service)
  • Eyecare and Dental payment plans
  • Concessions and discounts from our corporate perks site

Being part of the Wellcome Genome Campus you will be part of the beautiful working environment with an impressive range of benefits, services and facilities also including:

  • Free bus service to and from Campus, covering various routes around Cambridge, Saffron Walden and surrounding villages
  • A car-share initiative
  • Free parking
  • A number of on-site venues where you can meet, eat and socialise with colleagues
  • A thriving Sports and Social Club which provides members with subsidised access to a gym, tennis courts, sports hall, fitness classes and a vibrant social calendar of events

We hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and will consider all individuals without discrimination and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, where everyone can thrive.

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