The role

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and creative individual with experience of communicating complex scientific topics to a lay audience.

Our first Research & Digital Communications Officer will have a passion and flair for communications and will deliver a proactive research communications programme that is accessible to staff, supporters and the public.

This will involve gathering and managing information about Solving Kids’ Cancer’s research portfolio and developing stories of research impact to help increase support for our research, as well as delivering on our wider social media strategy, ensuring our messaging is clear, impactful and appropriately segmented.

The ideal candidate

You will have experience of communications in a health or science-focused organisation, supporting communications strategies across a range of channels, including traditional and social media. You will also have experience of producing creative communications content for a range of audiences, including translating complex scientific information for non-scientific audiences.

You are able to communicate clearly with colleagues, researchers, clinicians and other stakeholders. You are organised, self-motivated and have the ability to respond flexibly and positively to unexpected changes or demands. Most importantly, you have a passion for working for a charity with children at its heart.

What we can offer

  • Salary up to £29,000 per annum pro-rata commensurate with experience
  • Agile and flexible working with information technology to support effective home-working
  • Generous annual leave allowance of 32 days, including bank holidays (pro-rata) and additional Christmas leave
  • Regular training and professional development opportunities
  • Becoming part of a dynamic, ambitious and dedicated charity

To apply

View the job description and download and complete an application form, inclusive of supporting statement detailing how you meet the essential criteria. No CV’s accepted.

Please return your completed application form to Claire Hislop, Head of Operations at [email protected] before the application deadline.

Application deadline: Friday 4th December, 12:00

Shortlisting: Monday 7th December

Interview dates: Monday 14th December and Tuesday 15th December (conducted via Zoom)

Solving Kids' Cancer is a parent-led charity and actively encourage applications from the parent community with lived experience of neuroblastoma and/or other childhood cancers.

Our work and practice is underpinned by safeguarding principles with the aim of protecting children and young people and enhancing their welfare. Solving Kids’ Cancer always works in accordance with legislation, statutory guidance and best safeguarding practices.

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.