We are a friendly and welcoming organisation based in London. See below for information about current vacancies, our internship schemes and staff benefits.
We are also recruiting the following roles into an expanding Communications and Engagement team at the Academy.
- Regional Engagement Manager (£41,000-£43,000 deadline 01 September)
- Public Engagement Manager (£41,000-£43,000 deadline 01 September)
- Digital Communications Manager (£41,000-£43,000pa – deadline 08 September)
- Public Engagement Officer (£29,000-£32,000pa – deadline 08 September)
About the Communications and Engagement team: Our mission is to tell the story of the Academy and its work to improve health. We do this by providing a diverse, trusted and accessible voice for medical science in print, broadcast and digital media, and by putting patients and the public at the heart of our work.
These new roles offer opportunities to work on innovative engagement programmes like our Departure Lounge project which explored death and dying in a pop up shop, and our Planet DIVOC-91 comic that helped young adults share their view on the COVID-19 pandemic. They also offer opportunities to work on high profile communications campaigns connected to our influential policy reports and to support those working in medical and health research through digital activities like our #MedSciLife campaign. We’re also developing new programmes to connect researchers in universities, the NHS and companies across the UK with patients and the public at local and community levels to ensure medical research truly benefits all.
Location - Staff are currently working remotely. Access to desk space in the office is available, however we remain responsive to government announcements and restrictions. There is no expectation that staff will return to the office 5 days a week. Location of work will be set based on the needs of the individual and their role, however when in the office the location is 41 Portland Place, London W1B 1QH.
Information on our agile working approach, family friendly and wellbeing benefits are also available on the Academy website.
The Academy of Medical Sciences internship scheme, running for almost ten years, gives PhD students a fully-funded first-hand experience of the medical science environment, from policy reports and consultations to grant panels and career support.
Over a three-month fully-funded internship, interns gain personal insights into how research impacts the wider biomedical system and can build valuable networks with the UK’s most eminent medical scientists and key science and health stakeholders.
Visit our internship scheme page to find out more.
Please note that all staff are currently encouraged to work from home in line with Government guidelines. The office at 41 Portland Place is open for staff as needed.
We offer a range of staff benefits including:
Staff are working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Access to desk space in the office is currently available. We remain responsive to government restrictions.
We have a staff group looking at hybrid working models for the future. There is no expectation that staff will return to the office 5 days a week. Location of work will be set based on the needs of the individual and their role, however when in the office the location is 41 Portland Place, London W1B 1QH.
Work from home equipment contributions are available following workspace assessments.
We empower individuals and teams to identify work practices and patterns that enable the organisation to maximise its potential and the individual to achieve the best possible work/life balance.
Our agile working approach operates on the following principles:
These principles allow staff to determine how, when and where they work to do their job well and support their wellbeing.
We offer a range of benefits including enhanced maternity and paternity leave
Subscription to Headspace and Class pass.
Regular organisation wide wellbeing days.