RI hiring Communications Officer

Science Communications Executive.


12-month contract.
Reporting to the CEO.
Competitive salary.


Retina International (RI) was established in 1978 as an international umbrella group acting as a central point of contact for patient organisations concerned with finding cures for retinal degenerative diseases including rare and genetically inherited and age related forms.  RI has grown to be a powerful voice for the global retina community with 43 active member organisations, along with further interested groups across all continents.

RI is currently implementing a new communications strategy and is developing bespoke advocacy toolkits to be disseminated globally to all stakeholders.

The Role:

Retina International is seeking a professional with a background in science communications:


Work with the RI team on the implementation of its global communications strategy.
Work with project managers on the delivery and dissemination of capacity building and education toolkits to our global audience.
Coordinate communication between a global contributors ensuring adherence to agreed deadlines and milestones.
Responsible for compilation and dissemination of quarterly newsletters to different audiences.
Responsible for upkeep of RI website and social media output.
Responsible for regular dissemination of relevant scientific literature.
Main point of contact for RI global membership.
Represent RI at conferences and events.

Skills Required:

Experience in delivery of communications campaigns in the area of medical research or public health.
Ability to interpret scientific data and provide it in lay terminology that is accessible and translatable.
Proficiency in Microsoft packages.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Familiarity with the area of ophthalmology desired but not a requirement.
Fluent English speaker required, second language desirable.


Educated to degree level at minimum in: life sciences, public health, science communications.

To Apply:

The closing time and date for application is 5pm, Tuesday, September 24th, 2018, please address CV and cover letter to:

Ms. Avril Daly, CEO Retina International – avril.daly@retina-international.org

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