Communications Officer

Inverness, Highland (GB)
£31,750 - £37,263 per annum, pro rata
04 May 2021
End of advertisement period
25 May 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Fixed Term (1 year)
Epidemiology Research Unit, Inverness
£31,750 - £37,263 per annum, pro rata                               Ref: ANF/AVS/049/21

SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe.  Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors.

The Epidemiology Research Unit (ERU) in Inverness requires a Communications Officer to work on communications, scientific translation and knowledge exchange for EPIC, the Scottish Government-funded Centre of Expertise on Animal Disease Outbreaks. EPIC ( is a virtual consortium involving around 40 scientists at six different Scottish institutions, which provides advice and analyses to Scottish Government to inform animal disease control. This role will contribute to EPIC’s knowledge exchange and communications strategy, aimed at a range of audiences including policy makers, livestock industry, scientific/academic, and general public. 

In order to be considered, you should be educated to degree level in a related subject. You will be able to develop excellent written material for knowledge exchange via the website, press or other routes, including translation of science appropriate for different target audiences. You will be able to organise and coordinate relevant events. You will have excellent organisational skills and the ability to coordinate projects, determine priorities, set deadlines, and complete projects. You will be creative and interested in identifying new opportunities and innovative ideas for knowledge exchange. 

The is a part time role of 18.5 hours per week (0.5 FTE) and is fixed term for one year. Please note, some travel within the UK may be required in this role and this may include overnight stays. 

Further details on the requirements of this role can be found in the Job Particulars document which you must read before applying for this role. 

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Closing date: 25th May 2021  

Please note that CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form. 

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