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Communications and Membership Manager

The Physiological Society
London (Greater)
£43,000 - £50,000 per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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PR & Communications
Health & Medical, Education
Full Time
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Join The Society as Communications and Membership Manager to drive our strategic objectives and elevate the profile of physiology among the public and key stakeholders. You will be responsible for developing and executing effective integrated communications plans, supporting the development of resources for the Training Hub, and leading strategic initiatives for membership recruitment and retention. Additionally, you will oversee the efficient delivery and maintenance of grants, ensuring good governance practices. 

The Physiological Society 

The Physiological Society has made significant contributions to our knowledge of biological systems and the treatment of disease. The Society promotes physiology and supports those working in the field by organising world-class scientific meetings, offering grants for research, collaboration and international travel, and by publishing the latest developments in its leading scientific journals.

The position 

In this role, you will coordinate The Society’s communications activities to ensure a coherent and impactful narrative, manage the Communications Grid, and act as a brand champion. Your responsibilities will include establishing and maintaining networks with partner organisations and third-party suppliers, managing the communications and membership budget, and leading the establishment of key performance indicators for communications and engagement activities. You will also develop targeted narratives, oversee the production of various communications content, and monitor trends to propose innovative projects.

The Communications and Membership Manager has line management responsibility for a Senior Communications Officer, Membership and Grants Officer, and a Communities and Contents Officer.

Who are we looking for? 

The ideal candidate will have a Life-Science degree or relevant experience in Life Sciences. They should have a strong track record of developing and delivering multi-channel communications for diverse audiences, including translating complex research for lay audiences. High digital literacy is essential, encompassing digital design tools, content creation, website management, email platforms, and social media management. Experience in project management, creating accurate visual and written content for various platforms, and excellent organisational skills with a proactive problem-solving approach are required. The candidate should also have experience maintaining professional relationships, working collaboratively within a team, and line management.

What can we offer you?

We offer great benefits including 30 days holiday (including our Christmas office closure days); non-contributory pension scheme; private medical insurance; life assurance; flexible working; and, excellent training and development opportunities.

We are committed to actively promoting equality, diversity and inclusivity. To this end we would welcome applications from individuals from underrepresented groups, including minoritised communities and applicants with a disability, to better reflect the community we support and help broaden our perspectives.

Please do not apply  if you do not have the legal right to work in the UK.

To apply, please email a CV and covering letter to the HR Manager via the button below.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a suitable application for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

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