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Research Communications Lead

Reference
5185
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Charity, Marketing & Public Relations, Media & Communications
Location
London
Salary
£36,000 - £40,000
Expiry Date
26/09/2017
Do you have a science comms background? Can you turn research into bold headlines? Are you passionate about improving the lives of people with cancer?

Job Description

Research Communications Lead 
Fixed Term (12 Months - Maternity Cover)
£36,000 - £40,000

 

This is a unique role within the award-winning Macmillan PR team. You will be the media team’s in-house evidence expert, charged with spotting stories in Macmillan’s vast pipeline of evidence and helping the team turn data and research into compelling stories. You will cover everything from public polling to full academic studies, working closely with our colleagues in Evidence and Insight to make sure we’re making the most of all the data that’s coming through our various projects and partnerships. 

The work you will support will range from raising awareness of the issues affecting cancer patients, to influencing the government around our policy calls, to promoting the fundraising activities that keep Macmillan going as an organisation. You will need a solid understanding of what makes a good news story and what journalists want, as your work will be crucial in helping our press team to create robust stories. 

This role requires strong communication skills and you must be able to work well with different directorates, balancing other teams’ priorities and levels of knowledge. Good stakeholder management skills are essential and you will need to be adept at managing multiple projects at once. No two days are the same and the role has plenty of opportunities for learning and development, as well as influencing Macmillan’s media activity. 

In return, we offer excellent benefits and training opportunities. We’re a high performing, dynamic team with lots of exciting and interesting projects on the go at any one time. Everything you do will support our aim to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer and to inspire millions of others to do the same.

Please note that the internal job title for this role is 'Media Evidence Lead'.

Interviews planned for 5 & 6 October 2017.

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Please submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to change the closing date of our vacancies.

We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths so we seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, reflecting the diverse nature of our society. 

We will support you throughout the recruitment process with any reasonable adjustments required in accordance with the Equality Act. Please contact the Recruitment Team if you require support.