Wellcome Sanger Institute: Internal Communications Adviser

A new opportunity has arisen in our friendly and fast-paced Communications Team for an Internal Communications Adviser to join the team working 3 days per week.

If you are passionate about clear communications, love working with people, have creativity and organisational skills this could be the role for you.

The Wellcome Sanger Institute conducts cutting-edge genomic research on an unprecedented scale, with our Communications team playing a vital role in enabling and supporting the people behind this.

About the role:

Working alongside a small team of Internal Communications experts you will focus on ensuring that everyone knows what is going on across Campus. This is a diverse role and includes working with and supporting a large network of over 2000 colleagues which include scientists, finance experts, IT specialists and other skilled operational teams.

No two days are the same. You will help highlight the role and impact of key groups of staff to the wider community; share updates on new discoveries that range across science and medical research; support key events and town-hall meetings or help staff understand the wide variety of internal communication channels available to them. This is a busy and engaging role that offers the opportunity of supporting the broad and diverse staff community.

You will join us in exciting times as we are replacing our existing intranet so experience of using, managing and supporting an intranet would be ideal.

About you:

You will be highly motivated and skilled internal communications specialist to support the Sanger Institute and Wellcome Genome Campus with engaging and influential internal communications.
You will have an understanding of writing for different audiences, being able to create clear targeted communications using the most appropriate channel.
You will be a self-motivated networker who is happy to get to know our people, interpret what they need to know, what excites and what interests them. Then developing quality communications.
With a large group of stakeholders to support and a wide range of activities and initiatives that you would expect from a world renowned genomics institute, you will need to be adaptable and flexible. You will need to demonstrate good planning and organisational skills.
Your creative skills will be put to good use, helping to design digital displays and other visual aids to communicate key messages.
Essential Skills
Excellent communications skills (written and verbal)
Excellent and proven skills in creating content for an internal audience
Excellent skills in developing and delivering communications plans
Excellent influencing skills across a diverse audience
Experience of working independently being organised and managing timelines
Experience of intranets and/or similar digital communication channels
Experience of writing clear and accurate content for digital channels
Experience in managing and prioritising multiple initiatives and tasks
Other information
Closing date: 16th February, 2020

About Us
The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a world leading genomics research centre. We undertake large-scale research that forms the foundations of knowledge in biology and medicine. Our findings are used to improve health and to understand life on Earth. Find out more at www.sanger.ac.uk or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Youtube and on our Blog.

Our campus
Set across 130 acres, just outside of Cambridge, The Sanger Institute is located on the stunning Wellcome Genome Campus. Home to some of the world's foremost institutes and organisations in genomics and computational biology, committed to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale, and creativity to solve some of humanity's greatest challenges.

Our benefits:
There’s an attractive benefits package on offer at the Genome Wellcome Campus. We appreciate the importance of achieving work-life balance and support this with a number of family and carer-friendly policies. Plus a flexible working policy for those who may wish to amend their working pattern or arrangement.
As well as the usual benefits you would expect, we go much further:

25 days annual leave (extra 1 day to a maximum of 30 days for every year you work)
Auto-enrolment into a generous Group Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, with enhanced company contribution (for more information, see our Pensions page)
Up to 2 days annual paid volunteering leave
Up to 10 days paid Emergency Carers Leave per year
Family friendly environment including options for flexible and part-time working, an on-site Workplace Nursery salary Sacrifice Schemes for pre-school children and Summer holiday club
Life Assurance Cover and a Group Income Protection Scheme (if on a contract of 12 months or more)
Enhanced maternity leave and parental leave
Access to substantial number of courses and training events onsite
Private Healthcare Scheme (after 6 months service)
Eyecare and Dental payment plans
Concessions and discounts from our corporate perks site

Being part of the Genome Wellcome Campus you will be part of the beautiful working environment with an impressive range of benefits, services and facilities also including:

Free bus service to and from Campus, covering various routes around Cambridge, Saffron Walden and surrounding villages
A car-share initiative
Free parking
A number of on-site venues where you can meet, eat and socialise with colleagues
A thriving Sports and Social Club which provides members with subsidised access to a gym, tennis courts, sports hall, fitness classes and a vibrant social calendar of events
Find out more about our Genome Wellcome Campus.

We hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and will consider all individuals without discrimination and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, where everyone can thrive.

Application Closing Date: 
16 February