Research Communications Officer

Position: Research Communications Officer

Location: MS National Centre, NW London

Salary: £28,929 - £33,332

Closing date: Monday 25 February at 9:00am

About us 

We put people living with MS at the centre of everything we do, and it’s this commitment that unites us across the UK.

Our vision is a world free from the effects of MS. Our ultimate goal is to find a cure. But until then, we'll do all we can to help people with MS to live life, knowing they don't have to face MS alone. Our strategy is based on what people with MS have told us is important to them. It gives us a clear and determined focus.

We have big aspirations and we need brilliant new people to help us achieve our ambitious goals. Will you join our team to stop MS?

About you

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with excellent interpersonal skills and experience in communicating complex research topics to a lay audience. Research Communications Officers work closely with colleagues in press, digital, supporter services, fundraising and engagement as well as people affected by MS, researchers and other stakeholders.

You'll have a passion for communicating science and empowering people with quality information. You'll bring a clear understanding of research methodologies, combined with outstanding communication and organisational skills and a positive, can-do attitude.

You'll also be able to demonstrate a successful track record of liaising with people at all levels and in managing complex projects.

How to apply

  1. Send your cv and a covering letter to jobs@mssociety.org.uk or post it to MS Society, 372 Edgware Road, London, NW2 6ND
  2. Remember to put the job title in the subject header. You can find it at the top of this page.
  3. When we get your application we'll send you an automatic email to confirm we've received it. We aim to inform you of the outcome of your application within two weeks of the deadline for applying.

Your covering letter

Your covering letter should tell us why you want this role and how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification. If you're currently employed it would be helpful for us to know what your current salary is and how much notice you need to give your current employer.

Equal opportunities 

We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and to fair and transparent recruitment processes. So we'd be grateful if you'd complete our equal opportunity monitoring form. It's for our monitoring purposes only. The selection panel will not see it at any stage of the selection process

We're a Disability Confident employer. If you consider yourself disabled, we hope you will feel able to tell us about any adjustments you need if invited for interview. And any adjustments you might need to your working environment if you came to work for us.