For anyone who’s not familiar with Sense About Science (from a Jan. 8, 2015 email),
Sense About Science is the UK based charity that puts science and evidence in the hands of the public. We are a source of information, we challenge misinformation and we champion sound science and evidence. We run award winning campaigns to promote open discussion about evidence, free from stigma and intimidation.
Here is the job posting (from the Jan. 8, 2015 email),
We are recruiting for this new post, reporting to the campaigns director, to run the AllTrials campaign and parts of other Sense About Science campaigns and responsive work.
The AllTrials campaign for clinical trials transparency has already resulted in new regulations, commitments from organisations and support from thousands of people. We now need to extend internationally, coordinating activity across many groups, including patients, publishers, regulators, funders and companies, to get past and future trials reported.
You will manage the AllTrials campaign activities large and small
– in the UK, with a campaign support officer and volunteers, and the AllTrials steering group,
– internationally, working with Sense About Science USA and building international relationships.
The post will involve initiating responsive campaigns to new issues and linking our body of work to new discussions. It will involve presenting our work and aims in a variety of forums, from senior government officials to community talks; chairing meetings; and writing articles.
You will work with the campaigns director to devise and implement strategies for AllTrials, and deputise for her, taking a hand in the broader campaign work and Sense About Science.
The successful candidate will be articulate, motivated and ambitious about social change. It is a busy office and no two days are the same so you need to be able to plan well but adapt quickly. The ideal candidate will need:
- a higher degree in a related subject and a background in research
- experience of building and maintaining networks
- experience coordinating and delivering projects and a well-tested ability to prioritise
- the ability to analyse situations and act when in uncertain territory
- confident and personable communication and a demonstrable ability to produce good written material which is suited to public awareness campaigns
- good judgment and negotiating skills
Salary c. £28K – £32K. Holiday: 28 days (inc public holidays), 1 additional day after each year in post, and discretionary Christmas break days. Central London (EC1R). Will include some international travel and out of hours activity.
Email a CV and cover letter to the assistant director Emily Jesper firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on Thursday 21st January 2015. Interviews will be on Monday 2nd February 2015. Please call director of campaigns Síle Lane if you want to discuss the post and your suitability: 020 7490 9590.
If you don’t have a CV that matches the requirements but you are absolutely convinced you are right for us and this role, feel free to write to us to make the case.
I very much appreciate the final paragraph in the excerpt above. It’s nice to see an organization take a more flexible approach to the recruiting process. You can find the job posting on the Sense About Science website.