[Job] Genetic Alliance UK, Public Engagement Officer, £25.5k, clos 20 Jan 2014

Genetic Alliance UK
Public Engagement Officer
£25,500 pa
Closing: Monday 20th January 2014, 5pm

Job description: jobdescriptionscicommofficer-december2013

Genetic Alliance UK is the national charity working to improve the lives of individuals, patients and families affected by all types of genetic conditions. We are an alliance of over 160 patient organisations. Our aim is to ensure that high quality services, information and support are provided to all who need them. We actively support research and innovation across the field of genetic medicine.

We have an exciting job opportunity for an individual with experience and skills in science communication and public engagement in biomedical science. We are looking for a self-starter who works creatively with initiative and enthusiasm to deliver high quality work within agreed timescales.

The successful candidate will be a team player who will lead on the development and delivery of a series of innovative engagement activities that inform, provoke debate and discussion on issues relating to medical innovation. They include: controversial issues in basic biomedical research, the application of next generation DNA sequencing in the NHS and neurological enhancements. Our target audiences are individuals and families living with genetic conditions, patient groups and medical research charities. Engagement and consultation activities will involve a variety of methods including face-to-face meetings and workshops, smartphone & online apps, webinars and live chat. Work will be in close collaboration with the policy team to ensure results and recommendations generated from our engagement activities will be suitable to directly inform and influence health and science policy.

The full job description is available at: www.geneticalliance.org.uk/jobs.htm

To apply for this post please send a covering letter and CV to Mrs Buddug Cope, Director of Development by email to: jobs@geneticalliance.org.uk or for more information telephone 020 7704 3141 to talk through the post with Buddug.

The closing date for applications for this post is Monday 20th of January 2014, by 5pm.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 28th of January 2014.

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