The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest science research organisations. We fund awe-inspiring science in particle physics, nuclear physics and astronomy, run state-of-the-art science facilities in the UK and enable UK access to international facilities such as CERN.
STFC is a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). Operating across the whole of the UK with a combined budget of more than £7 billion, UKRI is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.
The Strategy, Planning and Communications Directorate (SPC) is responsible for STFC’s overall strategy, communications and stakeholder relations and for managing and providing support for the Advisory Boards to Council. To operate effectively in a complex policy and funding environment, STFC must actively manage its relationship with external stakeholders.
We have an exciting opportunity within SPC for an organised and enthusiastic Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator to provide administrative support for STFC’s programme of engagement with stakeholders – people, groups or organisations impacted by, or affecting, STFC’s activities and plans. Primarily based at STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire, you will have particular responsibility for organising high level strategic briefings, meetings and events as well as the maintenance and upkeep of records on key strategic interactions.
Reporting to the Head of Stakeholder Engagement, you will work closely with the Stakeholder Management Policy Officer and deputise for him/her as necessary.
A graduate in a science, you will be self-confident and highly organised. An excellent communicator (written and verbal), you will also have great interpersonal and networking skills and be adept at building relationships.
Integrity and discretion in dealing with operationally sensitive information is also of upmost importance, as is a keen eye for detail, good computing skills and a good working knowledge of common office software packages.
You will have an interest in science, politics and/or scientific policy making. Knowledge of the processes of government and issues relating to communicating with specialised audiences would be beneficial.
Experience working in a higher education, research or policy environment is desirable.
It is essential that you are able to accommodate some out of hours working, for example, to support off-site events, and also have the ability to undertake some travel within the UK and, potentially, overseas.
We’re committed to diversity and equality of opportunity, and we offer outstanding career development. In addition, we offer a benefits package designed to provide an excellent work/life balance including 30 days’ annual leave, 10.5 public and privilege days, Christmas closure, flexible working hours, a workplace nursery and a pension scheme. We don’t neglect the social side of things either, with lots of talks, events and clubs to get involved with – and access to sports and leisure facilities.