Digital Communications Officer

Salary:            £32,578 – £39,938 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.

Contract:        9 Months, full time

Location:        John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK.

Closing date: 7th July 2022

Reference:     1004286

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Digital Communications Officer to join the Communications and Engagement Department, to support the cutting-edge science of the John Innes Centre.

About the John Innes Centre:

The John Innes Centre is an independent, international centre of excellence in plant and microbial genetics. We nurture a creative, curiosity-led approach to answering fundamental questions in bioscience, and translate that knowledge into societal benefits.

Our employees enjoy access to state-of-the-art technology and a diverse range of specialist training opportunities, including support for leadership and management. Click here to find out more about working at the John Innes Centre.

The role:

Our digital presence is one of the most important vehicles for communicating about the John Innes Centre and our work to the outside world. The main purpose of this role is to deliver a programme of engaging digital content to effectively support the needs of the John Innes Centre and our internal and external audiences.

The role is responsible for using a range of digital channels including websites, social media, newsletters, and internal platforms to promote key organisational messages which reflect the John Innes Centre’s work, brand, key messages and priorities to our target audiences in line with the John Innes Centre’s Engagement Strategy.

The post holder will source and develop digital content that inspires and engages key audiences including the funders of our research and industry collaborators and is marketed effectively to attract new audiences to learn about our research.

The post holder will work closely with internal and external partners to produce and source digital content which is engaging and optimised for accessibility and search engines.

The ideal candidate:

You will have a degree, preferably in a life sciences subject.

You will have a proven track record of creative digital content production, website management, and user experience design as well as experience in the use of graphic design software, in particular Adobe CC – Photoshop and Illustrator. You will have the ability to process complex information and present targeted messages to different audiences.

Additional information:

Interviews will be held on 18th July 2022.

Please note, this post does not meet UKVI requirements to provide visa sponsorship.

For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our website or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or quoting reference 1004286.

We are an equal opportunities employer, actively supporting inclusivity and diversity.  As a Disability Confident organisation, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy. We are proud to hold a prestigious Gold Athena SWAN award in recognition of our inclusive culture, commitment and good practices towards advancing of gender equality. We offer an exciting, stimulating, diverse research environment and actively promote a family friendly workplace. The Institute is also a member of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme.

The John Innes Centre is a registered charity (No. 223852) grant-aided by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.

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