Community Engagement Officer: King's College London

Organisation: 
King's College London
Location: 
London
Salary: 
£32,676 per annum
Application deadline: 
Monday August 24th 2020

The Wellcome-EPSRC Centre for Medical Engineering (CME) is based at King's College London. The Centre focuses on the science and engineering of medical imaging to improve the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of people with cardiovascular, neurological and psychiatric conditions and cancer. It provides innovative and inspiring opportunities for people to engage with our work, with an in-house public engagement team, and is looking to strengthen our local community partnerships.

This post will also form part of a specific, large research project (MITHRAS), co-located at St. Thomas' Campus, in the Department of Imaging Chemistry and Biology, King’s College London. This project aims to develop new medical imaging agents and treatments for cancer and other conditions.

There will be lots of cross-over in community engagement activities between these two strands.

About the role

Are you an organised individual with great people skills? Do you love the idea of being out and about in the community, speaking with people, understanding their concerns and empowering them to bring about positive change? We are looking for a friendly and confident communicator who is passionate about engaging our local communities in Lambeth and Southwark with our cutting-edge science research. You will be responsible for developing new connections and partnerships with a range of organisations, focusing on people and communities currently not engaged with science. You will advocate for and build community engagement with our research Centre, acting as a visible and accessible point of contact between Centre and community members.

In collaboration with the CME's Public Engagement team, the post-holder will develop, own and implement an engagement strategy to raise the profile of the CME and MITHRAS with priority local groups, aligned with the #KingsLocal approach. The focus will be on engaging communities with opportunities to be involved in meaningful ways in setting research agendas, as part of King's commitment to being a civic university at the heart of London.