Research Communications Officer - Part-time 3 days/wk

London (East), London (Greater)
£25,000 - 28,000 per annum, pro rata
17 Oct 2016
11 Nov 2016

Research Communications Officer - Part-time 3 days/wk

This role is based in central London.  We welcome applications from candidates who are looking to work part time 3 days/wk.

Scleroderma & Raynaud’s UK (SRUK) is a new charity formed by the merger of two patient organisations, the Raynaud’s & Scleroderma Association and the Scleroderma Society.

SRUK is the only charity dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by Scleroderma and Raynaud’s, both auto-immune, connective tissue conditions. We exist to improve awareness and understanding of these conditions, to support those affected, and ultimately to find a cure.

This is an exciting time to join the organisation as we become a single national charity with a clear ambition to achieve transformation and growth.   The chief executive and trustees have aspirations to grow a vibrant charity, working with the Scleroderma and Raynaud’s community to take a leading role in significantly increasing the level of services and research so that people affected by Scleroderma or Raynaud’s have access to the most relevant treatment, information and support.

Working with the Chief Executive and the Head of Services and Research, the Research Communications Officer will:

  • Produce a research impact report based on the previous research activity of the two charities to support the development of SRUK’s research strategy.
  • Convey complex research content to a range of audiences in a clear and engaging manner.
  • Be a source of scientific expertise for the organisation.
  • Develop research content for a range of audiences.

As Research Communications Officer, you will play a key role in writing a research impact report to contribute to the development of the ambitious new research strategy to achieve life changing results for people with Scleroderma and Raynaud’s, working closely with those affected and the medical and scientific community.  You will have a degree in a biomedical and/or health discipline, a clear understanding of the research grant funding process, excellent communication skills and the ability to build successful partnerships across health care and/or research sectors.  This is a great opportunity for an ambitious individual to contribute to the development of a thriving charity.

We are looking for individuals with a desire to create positive change and to make a real difference to the quality of research and support people with Scleroderma and Raynaud’s can access.

Further information about SRUK can be found on our website:

The selection process

Applicants are required to submit a CV and a cover letter that explains how they meet the role requirements and setting out their vision on how they can positively impact upon the Scleroderma and Raynaud’s community, via the below method. For an informal discussion of the role please contact Martha Wildemann via

Applications must be received by 12 noon on Friday 11 November 2016.

Interviews will take place in London on the 17th and 18th of November 2016.