30th September 2019 -
Join us – Public Engagement Development Coordinator (Major Projects) – Fixed Term Maternity Cover
Salary range 36,078 to £43,655
Fixed Term maternity cover contract for 1 year
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our dynamic Public Engagement team at the Wellcome Genome Campus as a Public Engagement Development Coordinator on a fixed term contract.
You will support staff across the Wellcome Genome Campus in the development and delivery of effective public engagement activities, with a particular focus on embedding public engagement within major research projects.
About the role:
You will take a leading role in implementing public engagement strategies and activities for some of our larger research projects. This will involve working closely with academic/research leads, senior managers and research staff across campus, in particular those involved in two major research projects – the CRUK Grand Challenge Project and the Human Cell Atlas.
You will get involved in developing and coordinating the public engagement (PE) and patient and public involvement (PPI) work associated with these research projects, and providing support and training for the scientific staff involved. Whilst the purpose of this role is to take a lead on these projects, you will also work closely with the wider PE team to utilise specific expertise in engagement and education, as well as contribute to initiatives around our wider campus public engagement culture.
The Public Engagement team is part of Wellcome Genome Campus Connecting Science – a programme with four teams whose mission is to enable everyone to explore genomic science and its impact on research, health and society.
- 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
- Experience of working with different external stakeholders and communities, for example patient and public involvement groups, professional organisations, charities and funding bodies
- 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
- Second degree in 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
- Evidence of engagement with patient and public involvement programmes
- Experience of the higher education impact agenda or the Research Excellence Framework
- Full UK driving license
To view the full job role and to apply, please visit the Sanger Institute website.
Closing date: 16th October 2019
Wellcome Genome Campus Public Engagement supports sharing and discussion of the pioneering science that takes place on the Campus. We do this through a range of live and digital experiences, working with collaborators across research, education and culture. Our aim is to share ideas with diverse audiences and foster a community of engaged researchers. Wellcome Genome Campus Public Engagement is part of Connecting Science.
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, The Sanger Institute 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.
Our Benefits: Our employees have access to a comprehensive range of benefits and facilities including:
- 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, Campus Nursery and Summer holiday club
- 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 holds 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.