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Communications Assistant

Do you have a passion for communicating? Are you looking to develop your skills at one of the fastest growing medical research charities in the UK?

Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity dedicated to diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure. Backed by our passionate scientists and supporters, we’re challenging the way people think about dementia, bringing together the people and organisations who can speed up progress, and investing in cutting-edge research. We believe that medical research can and will deliver life-changing preventions, treatments and one day, a cure for dementia.

The Communications and Engagement Department at Alzheimer’s Research UK inspires, engages, and informs the public about dementia and the progress being made in research. The Department leads on the charity’s media and PR work, including everything from the latest research breakthroughs to compelling human stories, as well as engaging the public through face-to-face events and activities. 

 You’ll sit within the Science Communications team, but your work will be vital support for the wider department. As well as providing essential administrative support, you’ll have the opportunity to be involved in shaping our work with national media and supporting the Department through the management of content and events. We are looking for someone with strong communication and organisation skills, great attention to detail and the ability to work across multiple projects, prioritise and work to deadlines. 

This is the perfect role for someone looking to take their first step into a career in communications and engagement, who has an interest in medical research.

The key responsibilities include:

  • Monitoring and reporting on Alzheimer’s Research UK media coverage, analysing, and interpreting key trends to inform the charity’s PR strategy and campaign planning. 
  • Assisting the Communications Department with digital support, including uploading blogs and news stories onto ARUK-managed websites. 
  • Ensuring that content and information produced by the Communications Department is easily accessible through internal communication channels.
  • Coordinating various events and activities across the Department as well as helping to deliver external events, including researcher training days and workshops.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Interest in the media and developing communications skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience building and managing relationships with colleagues.
  • Good planning and organisation skills with excellent attention to detail.
  • Demonstrable administrative experience or relevant transferable skills.
  • A hard-working team player, with ability to use initiative.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office.

Please note that the official job title for the successful candidate will be Communications Executive. When accessing our online recruitment system, the role will be listed as Communications Executive.

Location: Granta Park, near Cambridge.

Salary: Circa £22,000 per annum, plus benefits


The closing date for applications is the 26 September 2021, with interviews to be held on the w/c 4 October 2021

We would encourage applicants to submit their application at the earliest opportunity as the closing date may be brought forward at any time. Should we wish to contact you to arrange an earlier interview this will be arranged based on the availability of the candidate and the panel. Please indicate in your cover letter if you are unable to attend on a certain day.


To view further details about this role and the benefits of working for us please visit the Alzheimer’s Research UK website.