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ACRC Partnerships and Communications Manager

Media & Communications - UK jOBS
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Closing date: 22 July 2022, 5pm

Contract type: Full time 35hrs per week
Fixed Term for 18 months

The Centre for Population Health Sciences at the Usher Institute within The University of Edinburgh seeks an experienced manager to lead the implementation of the knowledge exchange and impact strategy, and develop and implement the communications strategy for the Advanced Care Research Centre (ACRC).

The Opportunity:
The ACRC is a £20million programme led by University of Edinburgh and funded by Legal and General, to research and develop innovative solutions for the care of people in later life, contributing to tackling the global challenge of promoting and maintaining ‘healthy ageing’. Central to the ACRC approach is a commitment to working in partnership with people in later life, their families and communities, and to creating a sustainable UK wide collaboration and engagement with public, private and third sector organisations to ensure impact of the research. The Partnership and Communications Manager will lead on the development and delivery of a programme of activities to engage communities and organisations to ensure they have the opportunity to inform and benefit from the research. 
The successful candidate will have a degree in a relevant subject or equivalent formal media training, plus good level of hands-on experience in media, communications, policy engagement or public affairs in the UK. Significant understanding of the field of knowledge exchange and impact across the timecourse of research and proven experience of developing and delivering strategic plans in partnership with others are all essential to this role. 

Informal enquiries may be directed to Lucy McCloughan, ACRC Programme Manager, [email protected]

Your skills and attributes for success: 

  • A degree in a relevant subject or equivalent formal media training, plus good level of hands-on experience in media, communications, policy engagement or public affairs in the UK.
  • Significant understanding of the field of knowledge exchange and impact across the timecourse of research including, for example, experience of helping researchers frame research questions that can maximise the likelihood of impactful research, and experience of setting up systems to report and monitor impact.
  • Proven experience of developing and delivering strategic plans in partnership with others.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills (written and oral), including a proven ability to communicate complex ideas succinctly to non-specialist audiences, and speak with confidence to senior practitioners, policymakers, managers and academics.
  • Demonstrable experience of developing successful working partnerships with a range of stakeholders.
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