New job opportunity: Marketing and communications officer

CREST communications
We are looking for a marketing communications professional with both communications and graphic design skills to help disseminate 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 a format which is usable to them. This includes developing workshops, audio and visual materials as well as toolkits, ‘how-to’ guides and introductory briefs. These outputs are circulated directly through practitioner networks as well as publically through the CREST website, specialist publications and the media.

Reporting to the Director of Communications, your role will be to lead on the digital and print design and publication of these guides as well as their promotion through the CREST website and through social media platforms. You will have experience in designing informative marketing communications products for expert and lay audiences, have technical skills in InDesign and the broader Adobe suite, and be familiar with website Content Management Systems such as WordPress.

This exciting job will see you translate cutting edge research about deception detection, protective security, behavioural change, ideological transmission and other areas that CREST staff and associates are researching. 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.

You will become a member of CREST and based at Lancaster University. Launched in October 2015, CREST is the UK’s national centre for social and behavioural science research on security threats. The Centre brings together academic and practitioner experts to provide a better understanding of today’s security threats and the evidence base needed to support efforts to counter such threats effectively.

You will have a track record of engaging and communicating with non-academic audiences. Experience of translating research into practice and policy recommendations for law enforcement and the security and intelligence agencies will be an advantage.

This is a fixed term appointment for two years.

Closing Date: Sunday 24 July 2016
Interview Date: Thursday 04 August 2016

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be addressed to CREST’s Director of Communications, Dr Matthew Francis (email:

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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