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09 Mar 2018 5:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Salary: circa £18,000 per annum Hours: 37 hours
Deadline for applications: Monday, 12 March 2018

The International Centre for Life is a pioneering science village in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. It is an independent and self-funding charitable trust.

Life Science Centre, which opened in May 2000, attracts around 300,000 visitors per year. Life’s varied and exciting science engagement programme attracts a broad audience including families, adults, pre-schoolers and teenagers.  It also offers one of the biggest science workshop programmes for schools of any European museum or science centre. 

We are looking for a dynamic and ambitious communications professional to join the Marketing and Communications team at Life. Reporting to the Communications Manager, you will have a good understanding of communication channels and how to use them effectively to promote Life – particularly the Science Centre and wider public engagement programme. As part of a small team, you will be proactive, imaginative and able to work on your own initiative.  

The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent, preferably with experience of working in a similar communications role or in the media. You will have the ability to develop and implement communication plans, write engaging copy and possess top-notch editing and proofreading skills. 

You will have knowledge of using the social media channels used by Life (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook) and preferably have experience of using such tools as part of a PR or marketing strategy. Ideally, you will be familiar with using website content management systems, platforms to create e-newsletters and PR software to distribute and evaluate media releases.

Core working hours are 9.00am-5.30pm Monday to Friday (5.00pm finish on Fridays). However, in order to truly understand our products and audiences, some evening and weekend work will be required.

To view the full job description and to apply:

Deadline for applications: Monday, 12 March 2018

Interviews will be held on 28 – 29 March 2018.

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