Employment

RAND Europe is an independent, not-for-profit research organisation whose mission is to help improve policy and decision-making through research and analysis. We benefit the public interest through the impact and wide dissemination of over 100 projects per year.

Our staff represent 22 nationalities, speaks over 20 languages and covers 31 academic disciplines. Our multi- and inter-disciplinary approaches to research generate unique perspectives and insights for our wide-ranging government, foundation and other NGO clients.

RAND Europe’s research is rigorously peer-reviewed, draws on extensive subject and methodological expertise, and is conducted in a professional, delivery-oriented environment.

Current Opportunities

Research Communications Officer

Reports to: Head of Communications
Location of post: Cambridge
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000
Job reference: 1211 (please state clearly on all communications)
Deadline for applications: 7th June 2015

Position Summary

Be a story teller for RAND Europe research and coordinate communication campaigns for impact.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working with researchers, write narratives about RAND Europe research findings, target audiences and coordinate launches, using appropriate communications tools to achieve greatest impact
  • Leverage existing research for broader application
  • Support corporate communication material and events
  • Attract interest in RAND Europe research among press and media.

Skills and Experience

Essential:

  • Strong writing skills underpinned by analytical thinking
  • Team player
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good organisational skills with ability to prioritise workload
  • Adept at using Microsoft Office and social media
  • Able to cover a range of research topics.

Desired:

  • Keen interest in public policy
  • Knowledge of working with the press
  • Strong grasp of English grammar and copyediting experience
  • Ability to work in an open plan office.

Qualifications

Degree-level education with some professional experience to demonstrate writing abilities.

Remuneration and Details

Remuneration Package

Full-time members of the team enjoy a competitive salary and additionally benefit from the following:

  • 8% employer contribution pension
  • Bupa medical insurance
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Flexible working arrangement
  • Permanent health insurance
  • Group life assurance
  • A friendly multinational work environment
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives - such as cycle to work schemes, fresh fruit and company bikes

Locations

Our Cambridge office is Westbrook Centre Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 1YG, England

Our Brussels office is Rue de la Loi 82, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

Please note: All applicants will be asked for proof that they are eligible to work in the UK.

How to Apply

If you feel, based on the job descriptions above, that you have the qualities to be a part of our team please send the following by email only to Recruitment@rand.org:

  • CV and covering letter
  • A short writing sample (up to three pages, aimed at a non-technical audience)
  • Details of where you saw the vacancy

Please state clearly the job reference number on all communications.

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