Vacancy: EPIC Communications Officer (PT Fixed 1yr)

Role Description

Type: Part Time

Salary: £31,750 - £37,263 per annum, pro rata

Location: Epidemiology Research Unit, Inverness

REF: ANF/AVS/049/21

Closing date: 25 May 2021

SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe.  Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors.

The Epidemiology Research Unit (ERU) in Inverness requires a Communications Officer to work on communications, scientific translation and knowledge exchange for EPIC, the Scottish Government-funded Centre of Expertise on Animal Disease Outbreaks. EPIC (www.epicscotland.org) is a virtual consortium involving around 40 scientists at six different Scottish institutions, which provides advice and analyses to Scottish Government to inform animal disease control. This role will contribute to EPIC’s knowledge exchange and communications strategy, aimed at a range of audiences including policy makers, livestock industry, scientific/academic, and general public.

In order to be considered, you should be educated to degree level in a related subject. You will be able to develop excellent written material for knowledge exchange via the website, press or other routes, including translation of science appropriate for different target audiences. You will be able to organise and coordinate relevant events. You will have excellent organisational skills and the ability to coordinate projects, determine priorities, set deadlines, and complete projects. You will be creative and interested in identifying new opportunities and innovative ideas for knowledge exchange.

The is a part time role of 18.5 hours per week (0.5 FTE) and is fixed term for one year. Please note, some travel within the UK may be required in this role and this may include overnight stays.

Important information

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