Dec. 23, 2014 is the deadline for applications, should you be interested in the job of ‘Corporate communications manager’ for the Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM). Thanks to Nancy Mendoza of the Science Public Relations group on LinkedIn for information about the job posting. The posting is also on the SFAM website,
Closing date: 5pm (GMT), Tuesday 23 December, 2014
Circa £28.5K (Plus Pension)
Full Time, Permanent (subject to successful completion of probationary period)
Based in the Society Office, Bedford, UK
Founded in 1931, SfAM is the oldest microbiology society in the UK, and it serves microbiologists around the world.
SfAM is a limited company and a registered charity with membership numbers approaching 3000. As the voice of applied microbiology, SfAM works to advance, for the benefit of the public, the science of microbiology in its application to the environment, human and animal health, agriculture, and industry.
Value for money and a modern, innovative and progressive outlook are the Society’s core principles. A friendly society, SfAM values integrity, honesty, and respect, and seeks to promote excellence and professionalism and to inspire the next generation of microbiologists.
From its very inception, SfAM has strived to include all its membership in its activities and to foster an informal and friendly atmosphere, whilst maintaining professional excellence and achieving high standards.
This is an exciting opportunity for a communications professional to join the communications team at the Society. The Corporate Communications Manager will work alongside the Public Engagement Manager and closely with the freelance communications professional and will report directly to the Chief Executive. The CCM will create and deliver an effective corporate communications strategy aligned with the organization-wide strategic objectives as set by the Executive Committee and Chief Executive.
To create a corporate communications strategy for the Society to deliver high quality communications activity which is aligned with the wider organisational strategy.
To work with the Public Engagement Manager and the freelance communications professional to deliver the communications strategy.
To manage all aspects of corporate communications for the Society including:
Online, social media and podcasting
PR and media relations
Management of the members’ magazine, Microbiologist
Delivery of a new CRM system to enable greater efficiencies across the organization
Please apply to Mrs Julie Buchanan ([email protected]) with a CV and covering letter stating any required notice period, by 5pm (GMT) on Tuesday 23 December 2014.
We are looking for an experienced communications professional with knowledge and understanding of effective marketing strategies.
Ideally, the successful candidate will have an appreciation of the life sciences, in particular, microbiology.
Excellent written and oral communication skills should be coupled with evidence of relationship building and interpersonal skills.
Experience of developing and managing media relations is essential, as is knowledge of development and management of website and social media communications.
Experience of contact databases and CRM is essential.
Excellent project and time management skills are essential, with proven ability to prioritize effectively and with experience of managing budgets.
The ability to work effectively and efficiently with a wide range of suppliers/freelancers/contract service providers and stakeholders is also essential.
A positive ‘can do’ attitude coupled with a commitment to continuous improvement are essential, as is an understanding and commitment to equal opportunities, non-discrimination and accessibility.
Also essential is the ability to work effectively as part of a small, professional and productive team who work with a commitment to the aims and values of the Society for Applied Microbiology.
A relevant post graduate qualification in communications or PR.
Experience within a scientific organization.
Knowledge of, or experience in, the Learned Society sector.