Social Media Manager

Applications Close: 05 July 2020

Salary: £31,625 to £38,575 depending on qualifications and experience

Contract Length: Permanent

Applications are invited for a Social Media Manager to join the Communications team at Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB), based in Norwich, UK.


The researchers and NHS clinicians at the Quadram Institute are undertaking some of the most interesting science anywhere in the world, ranging from COVID-19, to tackling disease with faecal microbiota transplants, to enhancing food to benefit human health. We are looking for the right person to help share those stories.

The role:

The post holder will report to the Head of External Relations and Engagement and will be responsible for overseeing the development and delivery of engaging content across social media and digital platforms. The individual will apply analytical data skills to personalise and optimise content and user experience, tailored to Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB) communication goals. The post holder will proactively and clearly communicate the range of digital options available to colleagues to assist the wider team in the creation of content that meets audience needs.

The ideal candidate:

We are looking for a creative, intellectually curious, can-do social media manager who has a track record of not only creating and curating engaging content but also evaluating and adjusting content to take account of user needs and expectations. Comfortable in the digital world, we want someone who can use their initiative, be bold and innovative, and support the Institute’s social media and digital channels.

The post holder will have a first-rate track record in managing, scheduling and delivering successful social media campaigns across multiple channels, as well as experience of web build and design. They need to have an excellent eye for detail and strong written and verbal communication skills. Candidates must have a proactive approach to change and innovation and should be able to self-manage workloads and work collaboratively.

Additional information:

Salary on appointment will be within the range £31,625 to £38,575 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.  This is a full-time post offered on a permanent basis.

Further information and details of how to apply can be found here or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or  quoting reference 1003901.

Interviews will be held on 31 July 2020.

Please note, this post does not meet UKVI requirements to provide Tier 2 visa sponsorship.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sectors of society.  The Institute supports equality of opportunity within the workplace and expects all employees to share and display these values.  To support our commitment, we have a range of family, faith and diversity friendly working arrangements to help all staff achieve excellence in their area of work.

As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy.

About the Quadram Institute:

The Quadram Institute is a new interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to understanding how food and microbes interact to promote health and prevent disease. Its mission is to deliver healthier lives through innovation in gut health, microbiology and food. A partnership between Quadram Institute Bioscience, the University of East Anglia, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and BBSRC, it brings together scientists and clinicians in a state-of-the-art building on the Norwich Research Park. This is one of Europe’s largest centres of life sciences and home of the John Innes Centre and The Earlham Institute.

The closing date for applications will be 5 July 2020.  

The Quadram Institute Bioscience is a registered charity (No. 1058499) and is an Equal Opportunities Employer.