Job title:Research Communications Manager
Location: Peterborough
Closing date:2019-06-19 00:00:00
Salary:£33,000 to £37,000
Job type:Full time
Role overview:
Research Communications Manager 

Kidney Research UK is a charity working to cure kidney disease. A silent killer, it blights the lives of more than two million patients, with a further million undiagnosed. We are the largest charitable funder supporting renal research in the UK today. For decades the research we enable has been saving lives, but there is so much more to do. 

Position: Research Communications Manager 
Location: Nene Hall, Peterborough 
Job type: Full Time, Permanent 
Hours: 37.5 hours per week 
Salary: £33,000 to £37,000 depending on experience 

Closing date: Wednesday 19 June 2019 

About the role: 

Our Communications team leads on our communications work, and creates engaging, compelling content to raise awareness of kidney disease and our research with a variety of audiences through our communications channels, including social media channels, our website, and through the media. It also provides support for a variety of the charity’s internal teams, including fundraising, to ensure our communications encourage people to become engaged with the charity and support its vital work. 

As an organisation, we have grown substantially in recent years and have bigger plans for the future, so want to ramp up our research communications capability. 

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced science and research communications professional who will be instrumental in bringing the research we fund to life, and telling our story in compelling, engaging ways. 

About you: 

Your excellent storytelling skills will help people understand kidney disease and raise awareness, tell supporters about the impact of our work, help our fundraising team generate the income we need and to promote our work in the media. 

Reporting to the Head of Communications, the successful applicant must be an excellent writer and communicator with great interpersonal and networking skills. You will need to have experience of communicating medical research to both professional and public audiences, and ideally have research charity experience. You should be determined, professional and able to work in a fast-paced environment. You need to be a strong team player who can work on their own initiative and have experience of managing and developing team members. 

You may have experience of the following: Research Communications Manager, Research Communications Officer, Senior Research Communications Officer, Science Communications, Communications Manager, Research Engagement, Charity, Third Sector, NFP, etc.