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CREST Communications Director

Salary:   £34,804 to £40,322
Closing Date:   Monday 21 October 2019
Interview Date:   Friday 01 November 2019
Reference:  A2721-R

CREST, the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats, is looking for someone to help with its industry-leading work communicating research on security threats.

CREST is an interdisciplinary research centre at the forefront of the UK’s efforts to understand, mitigate and counter security threats. Commissioned by the Economic and Social Research Council in partnership with the UK security and intelligence agencies, the Centre engages world-leading academics, policy makers and practitioners.

This exciting job will see you translate cutting edge research, tackling some of the key challenges of our times and making sure it reaches the people who need it, in ways that help them do their jobs.

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. An enthusiastic science communicator, you should have experience of communicating complex research effectively to a range of audiences, including into practice and policy recommendations.

In the first three and a half years of work, CREST has published 182 guides, research briefs, reports, posters and toolkits, 119 articles in nine issues of the quarterly magazine CREST Security Review, as well as producing three websites. You will be responsible for leading these activities and seeking feedback from our academic and practitioner networks to ensure research outputs are conveyed in ways that are meaningful for their intended audiences.

The post will be fixed term until end December 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:

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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