Public Engagement & Knowledge Exchange Manager, Edinburgh

Public Engagement & Knowledge Exchange Manager, Edinburgh

Closing date: 2 August 2021

The Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society at the Usher Institute within The University of Edinburgh is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to lead and develop our knowledge exchange and public engagement activities.

You will work with members of the executive team and with staff and students across the Centre to deliver a diverse range of public engagement and knowledge exchange activities and events. You will ensure the ongoing development and evaluation of our engagement strategy and activities. Liaising with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, you will work to develop and maintain networks. You will generate and share Centre news across social media platforms and the website and produce content for non-academic audiences.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Sarah Cunningham-Burley, Co-Director of the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society (sarah.c.burley AT

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • Experience of planning, delivering and evaluating public engagement activities and events
  • Good interpersonal skills and excellent ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of different sectors, groups and individuals, particularly in writing.
  • The ability to distil complex information into simpler forms, and to translate academic writing into accessible English
  • Strong networking skills and a track record of working across different organisations.
  • An understanding of health-related social research, and a degree in social science, humanities or health-related discipline

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