Research Engagement Officer

  • British Heart Foundation
  • London, UK
  • Apr 17, 2019
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Description

Are you a passionate communicator? Do you think you could spearhead the delivery of the BHF’s lab visit programme? We are looking for a Research Engagement Officer to join us and play a key role in managing our engagement programme and supporting events, organising our lab visits for staff, volunteers and supporters. 

The BHF is the nation’s heart charity and the UK’s biggest funder of research into heart and circulatory diseases. With an active research portfolio of around £440m, the Research Engagement Officer plays a vital role in bringing this life saving work to life in engaging ways to all of our audiences.

About the role


You will deliver, streamline and evaluate our engagement programme, reporting back to the BHF’s senior leadership group, and will be responsible for investigating new ways of bringing the work that happens in our labs to life, ensuring this work is properly evaluated.

You’ll also support the diverse range of activity carried out by the research engagement team, all focused on serving one of our audiences; BHF-funded researchers, the public, and our staff and volunteers. This includes managing internal events and communications to staff about BHF research, inviting BHF researchers to support our activities and campaigns, and running public engagement events that inspire greater support for our work. 

About you
 
With a background in biological or medical sciences, you'll have a keen interest and be passionate about research in this area. 

To be successful in this role you’ll be:

  • Proactive and have a 'can-do' attitude, being able to quickly familiarise yourself with the BHF’s current research portfolio and historic impact in order to support on a broad mix of engagement activity.
  • An excellent communicator working on a range of activities, each focused on serving our key audiences; BHF-funded researchers, the public, and our staff and volunteers. 

Responsible for developing physical and digital resources to help colleagues across the organisation talk authentically about our research, you will help to manage the channels we use to keep our community of BHF-funded researchers up to date, and support the delivery of events of all scales.
   
About us
 
When you work at the British Heart Foundation, you become a part of medical history. Part of a world leading organisation that has played a role in decades of life saving breakthroughs, from heart transplants and pacemakers to stents and clot busting drugs. And we’re not about to stop any time soon. We are here to beat heartbreak forever. To stop heart and circulatory diseases devastating families. And if you want to help us get there sooner, you could be the Research Engagement Officer we need.
 
How to apply
 
To apply for this role please use the apply button below. Our process involves submitting your CV and a supporting statement, which should outline your interest and explain how you meet the role's criteria.
 
Please note this is a 6 month fixed term contract

 
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Interviews will be held w/c 6th May at our London head office

British Heart Foundation recognises and respects the value and diversity of all.
 
Salary Details: £29,000 p/a + benefits
Hours Per Week: 35
Closing Date: 05 May 2019
Vacancy Type: Fixed Term Contract

Experience level of the applicant we want

Some work experience, Graduate