Public Engagement Officer - AD2034SB
Vacancy Description
Biomedical Sciences Research Complex, Salary: £26,052 - £31,076 per annum, Start: As soon as possible, Fixed term for 3 years
The University of St Andrews has recently secured Wellcome Trust ISSF Funding including a substantive amount for Public Engagement with Research. We are seeking a dynamic, innovative individual with extensive experience of public engagement with science to be our Public Engagement Officer.

The successful applicant will maintain and enrich a programme of engagement activities designed to inspire interest, stimulate debate, and engage in dialogue with public groups about the future of the University’s research. You will inspire and work with researchers in engaging with public groups, identify training needs and arrange appropriate training. You will work closely with the University Head of Public Engagement and the internal Public Engagement Facilitators’ network to embed public engagement within the broader University strategy.

You will be educated to degree level in a science subject. You will have extensive experience of working in public engagement with science, and of managing projects and events successfully. You will have excellent communication skills including demonstrable well developed abilities and judgment in using social media. You will be highly self-motivated, able to work alone and in concert with others, and capable of working with people at all levels of seniority.

The post is available for three years in the first instance.

For further information please contact Mhairi Stewart (ms313@st-andrews.ac.uk)

This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers.  If you do not have permission to work in the UK, the University of St Andrews will not be able to obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship from the UKVI for you to take up this post.   All non EEA candidates must have valid immigration status and/or a UK visa valid in order to commence work at the University.  Applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered alongside all other applications.   For further information on this please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website: https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration/work-visas

The University of St Andrews is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, which is further demonstrated through its working on the Gender and Race Equality Charters and being awarded the Athena SWAN award for women in science, HR Excellence in Research Award and the LGBT Charter;  http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/.

Interview Date:  12 April 2017

Please quote ref:  AD2034SB 

Closing Date:  26 March 2017    

Further Particulars: 
AD2034SB FPs.pdf

Biomedical Sciences Research Complex
Salary:  £26,052 - £31,076 per annum
Start:  As soon as possible
Fixed term for 3 years