Senior Digital Communications Co-ordinator

Type: Fixed term for 2 years
Location: Working remotely

Salary: £31,500 per annum FTE
Hours: 37.5 hours a week

Why does mental health research matter?

Are you looking for a challenge? Want to use your passion and personal experience of mental health issues to inspire others? Have well-developed digital skills to communicate research to new audiences? If yes, we are keen to hear from you. Join our team and work on a unique project alongside others including Elaine Fox, Professor of Psychology and Affective Neuroscience at the University of Oxford.

In 2018, the funding body UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funded 8 Mental Health Research Networks, made up of researchers, charities and other organisations working collaboratively to understand and improve mental health. A Co-ordination Team supports the networks to maximise their impact and raise the profile of mental health research. A national campaign/conversation on ‘Why Mental Health Research Matters’ will build on and amplify the value created by the eight networks, to inspire both a new generation of researchers and the public.  You will be central in this programme of work based at and line managed by McPin but working with the Co-ordination Team led by Professor Fox and members including an early career researcher, information specialist and media professionals.

This unique post would suit someone with excellent people skills, who is passionate about mental health, and has good digital communication content skills (shooting, editing and delivering podcasts / webinars / videos on a number of platforms). We are running webinar events, commissioning blogs and supporting the networks to produce content. You will have a good understanding of research principles and must be confident with, and mediating between, a range of stakeholders. You should demonstrate your motivation and willingness to develop in this post. You will be supported to draw on personal experience of managing mental health issues in this role.

Please refer to the job description for a fuller explanation.

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The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 7th December 2020.  Interviews will be held via Zoom on 15th December 2020.

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