Growth Hacker with The Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science (LRCFS)

Location: Dundee
£10.25 per hour
Full-time, for three months (Potential for extension for the right person)
Mid-October start preferred
Closing date: 29 September 2017, noon

About the Company

The Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science (LRCFS) was founded to radically disrupt the forensic science ecosystem to improve the use and communication of science within justice systems globally. This mission will be accomplished by re-establishing the scientific underpinning of a range of court-room evidence types. Early work includes DNA samples and the role of bias in forensic science.

The University of Dundee leads the UK in the teaching and research of Forensic Science and is step-changing to global leadership in the field.

More information about the LRCFS, thier work, and their vision can be found on their website.

The Role

The LRCFS is now seeking a Growth Hacker to engage strategic audiences in the opportunities their world-leading science is creating. This is an opportunity to be part of a new centre that values creativity and allows for significant personal and professional growth in a mission-oriented, values-driven environment.

Reporting to the Research Strategist, you will experiment, test and validate new ways to engage, and to work with diverse audiences that can help us to transform lives. Through deep knowledge of the targeted audience, your creativity will allow you to turn projects into blogs, newsletters, policy papers and any other creative media (eg, animations and comics).

Measurements will not be based on Twitter followers but on engagements that make things happen. Your work will facilitate a shift from content pushing to our content being pulled in by our audiences.

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• Working alongside colleagues to establish an implementation plan for the Communications and Public Engagement Strategy (CPES) and take responsibility for delivering against agreed goals.
• Devising and implement a sector-leading, social media strategy layered within the growth-hacking strategy and broader CPES.
• Developing content for bespoke printed and digital corporate briefing materials for engagement with partners, funders and the wider public.
•Monitoring policy and global trends impacting on Forensic Science and produce regular briefings for the LRCFS team.
• Developing productive and effective working relationships with academic, administrative and research colleagues, stakeholders and partners.
•Leading the creation and maintenance of an editorial calendar.
• Managing people - possible recruitment and management of interns
• Carrying out any other duties as required by Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science.



The successful candidate will be a recent graduate or have equivalent professional experience in online marketing and communication. You will have outstanding skills in curating, creating and commissioning great content to retell stories as compelling narratives for strategic audiences. You will have a portfolio ranging across online communication and networking tools. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.

You will be comfortable working across the boundaries of incredibly diverse disciplines and cultures. You will have strong presentation skills and styles to work with multiple audiences in various settings. The motivated individual will be curious, show initiative and be focussed on the grand challenge. The LRCFS is looking for a team player who can show creativity and flexibility in their work approach. Applicants with a passion for science and learning are highly desirable.



Closing date for applications is 29 September 2017, noon. 

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the AAI online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by noon on the closing date.  State a. your availability and b. relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job spec.  We do NOT accept email applications unless otherwise stated. 

Please confirm your eligibility to work in the UK.  



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