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Science Writer – Fundraising proposals

We are looking for a Science Writer (Fundraising proposals) to join the Directorate, to support the John Innes Centre deliver its ambitious vision for the future.

The role will help secure philanthropic gifts to ensure the John Innes Centre can deliver its ambitious strategy. They will identify potential supports, help building relationships and develop skills in producing pitches and proposal documents across a portfolio of philanthropic projects at the John Innes Centre.

The ideal candidate

Candidates should be educated to degree level or equivalent in a science or related subject (or have equivalent experience).

You will be a confident writer and communicator with strong interpersonal skills and organisational skills, and experience of writing about complex scientific subjects in an inspiring way for a non-scientific audience.

An ability to engage with and clearly communicate scientific concepts in written communication is more important than direct experience of fundraising and philanthropy and will be tested during the interview stage.

Additional information

Please note, this post does not meet UKVI requirements to provide visa sponsorship.

Further information and details of how to apply can be found here, or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or quoting reference 1004287.

We are an equal opportunities employer, actively supporting inclusivity and diversity.  As a Disability Confident organisation, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy. We are proud to hold a prestigious Gold Athena SWAN award in recognition of our inclusive culture, commitment and good practices towards advancing of gender equality. We offer an exciting, stimulating, diverse research environment and actively promote a family friendly workplace. The John Innes Centre is also a member of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme.

Our employees enjoy access to a diverse range of specialist training opportunities, including support for leadership and management. Click here to find out more about working at the John Innes Centre.

The John Innes Centre is a registered charity (No. 223852) grant-aided by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.

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