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CREST Communications Director

Salary:   £34,189 to £39,609
Closing Date:   Friday 19 July 2019
Interview Date:   Friday 26 July 2019
Reference:  A2721

The Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST) is looking for a Communications Director to lead the dissemination of its research to stakeholders. CREST not only undertakes and commissions new research on security threats but also makes sure that this research reaches the people who need it, in formats which encourage and sustain meaningful engagement. In the first three and a half years of CREST this has led to 182 guides, research briefs, reports, posters and toolkits as well as 119 articles in nine issues of the quarterly magazine, CREST Security Review.

Reporting to the Executive Director, your role will be to lead on the digital and print design and publication of CREST’s outputs as well as their promotion online, through social media and in our stakeholder networks. You should have substantial experience of communicating complex research effectively to a range of audiences. Experience of translating research into practice and policy recommendations for law enforcement and the security and intelligence agencies will be an advantage.

This exciting job will see you translate cutting edge research and edit leading publications such as CREST Security Review and the website Radicalisation Research (you should have familiarity with Content Management Systems such as WordPress). In addition, you will need to use feedback from our academic and practitioner networks to ensure research outputs are conveyed in ways that are meaningful for their intended audiences.

Launched in October 2015, CREST is an interdisciplinary research centre at the forefront of the UK’s efforts to understand, mitigate and counter security threats. Commissioned by the ESRC in partnership with the UK security and intelligence agencies, the Centre enables world-leading academics, policy makers and practitioners to come together and work on the key issues of our times.

This full time post will be fixed term until end September 2020, pending CREST being successful at securing funding to continue beyond that date.

Informal enquiries are welcome, and should be addressed to Dr Matthew Francis (email:; Tel: 07870 835267) in the first instance. Further information about CREST is available at:

Interviews will be held on Friday 26th July, with interviewees notified on Tuesday 23rd July.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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