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Thursday, 9 February 2012

Organisations that make it easy for you to find their jobs

#Slashjobs .... /jobs
If you've come here looking for my massive list of "#scicomm jobs" science communication job vacancies pages (organised into medical research charities or science centres etc) from organisations that might employ science communicators please note that this #slashjobs post is probably the more accurate, however the #scicommjobs one linked above is more comprehensive.

Project #slashjobs (hashtag from Alex Brown) is trying to make it easier for people to find out about job vacancies by getting organisations to use a /jobs redirect page on their site - this means that if you type /jobs at the end of a homepage address and press enter it will take you to wherever the jobs vacancies page is.

Even if your vacancies page currently has no vacancies on it I think having a bookmarkable page is still useful. Clearly for much of the time there won't be a job advert on it that's ideal for any given visitor, but being able to know where to check is very useful. If you can stick an email alert system or RSS feed on it so that new jobs are sent to subscribers, so much the better.

The first batch of organisations listed are shining beacons and have a simple /jobs URL that points to their job pages (the second batch use a different word in the redirect link) and the third batch just have a job vacancies page on their site but don't use a redirect with /jobs in the title at the moment. My plan is to see if I can persuade those ones to do so - see here for more info. There's a fourth batch where I've not found a vacancies page yet on their site.

Some organisations in a peculiar position of providing both a jobs board (for jobs elsewhere) and a vacancies page (for their own jobs). I suppose the /jobs page could be a landing page giving visitors the option to choose which type of jobs they're interested in looking at, eg compare http://www.iom3.org/IOM3_jobs and http://www.iom3.org/jobs

Please let me know if you spot any errors, thanks @JoBrodie

I still want the /jobs sites to have RSS feeds on them so that people can subscribe though and for individual adverts to state whether or not the job must be done by one person or if the organisation is open to considering two part-time people. But I'm starting with /jobs first.

Updated: 2 September 2012

1. Shining beacons 
most of these sites redirect to a vacancies page rather than being the vacancies page

Action Hearing Loss (nee RNID) - http://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/jobs
Action Medical Research - http://www.action.org.uk/jobs and http://www.action.org.uk/vacancies | RSS
Age UK - http://www.ageuk.org.uk/jobs
aidsmap / NAM - http://www.aidsmap.com/jobs
Alzheimer's Society - http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/jobs
AMRC - http://www.amrc.org.uk/jobs
Arthritis UK - http://www.arthritiscare.org.uk/jobs  
Asthma UK - http://www.asthma.org.uk/jobs (weirdly this resolves to http://www.latestvacancies.com/asthma-uk/ - do a google search for site:www.latestvacancies.com to bring up more from other organisations)
Breakthrough Breast Cancer - http://www.breakthrough.org.uk/jobs/
Breast Cancer Campaign - http://www.breastcancercampaign.org/jobs
Breast Cancer Care - http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/jobs | RSS
British Dietetic Association (BDA) - http://www.bda.uk.com/jobs/
British Heart Foundation - http://www.bhf.org.uk/jobs
British Ecological Society - http://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/jobs
British Library - http://www.bl.uk/jobs although you probably really want https://gs10.globalsuccessor.com/fe/tpl_britishlibrary01.asp?newms=sr
British Lung Foundation - http://www.lunguk.org/jobs
British Science Association - http://www.britishscienceassociation.org/jobs
Cancer Research UK - http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/jobs/ resolves to http://aboutus.cancerresearchuk.org/jobs/
Coeliac UK - http://www.coeliac.org.uk/jobs
CharityComms - http://www.charitycomms.org.uk/jobs/ <-- note this is a jobs board rather than jobs AT Charity Comms. 
Children's Liver Disease Foundation - http://www.childliverdisease.org/jobs
CERN - http://cern.ch/jobs
Crohn's and Colitis UK - http://www.nacc.org.uk/jobs
Diabetes UK - http://www.diabetes.org.uk/jobs (I used to work there)
Dogs Trust - http://www.dogstrust.org.uk/jobs
ESRC - http://esrc.ac.uk/jobs | http://esrc.ac.uk/vacancies
Food Standards Agency - http://www.food.gov.uk/jobs
FSID - http://fsid.org.uk/jobs
Horniman Museum - http://www.horniman.ac.uk/jobs
Institute of Cancer Research - http://www.icr.ac.uk/jobs/
Institution of Engineering and Technology - seemingly has two different jobs sites http://www.theiet.org/jobs (which resolves to http://engineering-jobs.theiet.org/) and http://www.theiet.org/about/jobs-at/vacancies/
Institute of Physics - http://www.iop.org/jobs
Kew - http://www.kew.org/jobs
Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research - http://leukaemialymphomaresearch.org.uk/jobs
LSHTM (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine - http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/jobs | RSS
Macmillan Cancer Support - http://www.macmillan.org.uk/jobs 
Marie Curie Cancer Care - http://www.mariecurie.org.uk/jobs
MEND - http://www.mendprogramme.org/jobs
Meningitis Research Foundation - http://www.meningitis.org/jobs <-- seems to have stopped working
MNDA (Motor Neurone Disease Association) - http://www.mndassociation.org/jobs
Multiple Sclerosis Society - http://www.mssociety.org.uk/jobs
Muscular Dystrophy Campaign - http://www.muscular-dystrophy.org/jobs
National Autistic Society - http://www.autism.org.uk/jobs
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich - http://www.rmg.co.uk/jobs | RSS
NDCS (deaf children) - http://www.ndcs.org.uk/jobs
Parkinson's UK - http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/jobs
QMUL - http://www.qmul.ac.uk/jobs
Royal College of Nursing - http://www.rcn.org.uk/jobs
Royal College of Physicians - http://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/jobs
Royal College of Psychiatrists - http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/jobs
Royal Geographical Society - http://www.rgs.org/jobs
Royal Institution - http://www.rigb.org/jobs
Royal Society - http://royalsociety.org/jobs
Royal Society of Chemistry - http://www.rsc.org/jobs
Royal Society of Medicine - http://www.rsm.ac.uk/welcom/jobs.php
Royal Statistical Society - http://www.rss.org.uk/jobs
RNIB - http://www.rnib.org.uk/jobs
Science Museum - http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/jobs
Science Oxford - http://www.scienceoxford.com/jobs
Stroke Association - http://www.stroke.org.uk/jobs/
Taff Housing Association - http://taffhousing.co.uk/jobs <-- not a scicomm employer but my mate works for them and told me they'd added the page :)
Tesco - http://tesco.com/jobs or http://www.tesco.co.uk/jobs both resolve to their vacancies page. However Tesco has disqualified itself somewhat from shining beacon status as it appears to support slave labour and is currently being boycotted. But it does have a jobs page.
Target Ovarian Cancer - http://www.targetovariancancer.org.uk/jobs
Techniquest Glyndwr - http://www.tqg.org.uk/jobs | RSS
Tommy's - http://www.tommys.org/jobs
WaterAid - http://www.wateraid.org/jobs <-- I especially like this page at the moment because it currently has vacancies for jobs in Mali and Vauxhall which delights and amuses me.
WellChild - http://www.wellchild.org.uk/jobs
Wellcome Trust - http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/jobs

2. Quite beacony
uses /vacancies or other term to resolve to job vacancies page - this is fab but please think about adding a /jobs one too (don't have to delete the /vacancies one as I'm sure people use that too!)

Alzheimer's Research UK - http://www.alzheimersresearchuk.org/careers/
Canadian Light Source (synchrotron) - http://www.lightsource.ca/careers/
Eastman Dental Institute (UCL) - http://www.ucl.ac.uk/eastman/vacancies
Epilepsy Action - http://www.epilepsy.org.uk/vacancies, interestingly /jobs resolves to their jobs for healthcare professionals which is http://www.epilepsy.org.uk/healthcare/job-vacancy-adverts
Institute of Psychiatry - http://www.iop.kcl.ac.uk/vacancies/

JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) - http://www.jdrf.org.uk/vacancies
Kidney Research UK - http://www.kidneyresearchuk.org/careers
Shine (Spina bifida / hydrocephalus) - http://www.shinecharity.org.uk/recruitment
Society of Antiquaries - http://www.sal.org.uk/vacancies/

3. Have a job vacancies page on their site but /jobs does not resolve
(have not checked /vacancies for these, might have to adjust after I do)

ABPI (Association of British Pharmaceutical Industries) - http://www.abpi.org.uk/about-us/working-abpi/Pages/opportunities.aspx
Action on Addiction - http://www.actiononaddiction.org.uk/Jobs.aspx
Addaction - https://jobs.addaction.org.uk/jobsearch.aspx - uses the jobs.domain.com style
Alcohol Research UK - http://alcoholresearchuk.org/about-us/who-we-are/our-people-staff/
Allergy UK - http://www.allergyuk.org/vacancy.aspx
Arthritis Research UK - http://www.arthritisresearchuk.org/about-us/work-for-us.aspx
Association of International Cancer Research (AICR) - http://www.aicr.org.uk/vacancies.stm
Ataxia UK - http://www.ataxia.org.uk/pages/work-with-us-jobs.html
Autistica - http://www.autistica.org.uk/about_autistica/recruitment.php
Backcare - http://www.backcare.org.uk/463/Vacancies.html
BioMedCentral - http://www.biomedcentral.com/about/bmcjobs
Blond McIndoe Research Foundation - http://www.blondmcindoe.com/join-vacancies.shtm
Brain Tumour UK - http://www.braintumouruk.org.uk/about/work-with-us
British Computer Society - http://www.bcs.org/category/9091
British Institute of Radiology - http://www.bir.org.uk/bir-get-involved-home/vacancies.aspx
British Liver Trust - http://www.britishlivertrust.org.uk/home/about-us/vacancies-at-the-trust.aspx
BPAS (British Pregnancy Advisory Service) - http://www.bpas.org/bpasjobs.php
College of Optometrists - http://www.college-optometrists.org/en/college/Career_opportunities/index.cfm
Cystic Fibrosis Trust - http://www.cftrust.org.uk/aboutus/jobs/
Deafness Research UK - http://www.deafnessresearch.org.uk/?lid=2333
Debra (pain charity) - http://www.debra.org.uk/jobs-vacancies.html
Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation - http://www.drwf.org.uk/About/WorkingatDRWF.aspx
EMBL - http://www.embl.de/aboutus/jobs/
Epilepsy Research UK - http://www.epilepsyresearch.org.uk/about_us/vacancies.htm
Fight for Sight - http://www.fightforsight.org.uk/job-opportunities
Genetic Alliance - http://www.geneticalliance.org.uk/jobs.htm <-- silver medal for /jobs.htm though
GMC (General Medical Council) - https://jobs.gmc-uk.org/wd/plsql/wd_portal.show_page?p_web_site_id=2965&p_text_id=528 | RSS
Haemophilia Society - http://www.haemophilia.org.uk/get_involved/Vacancies
Hepatitis C Trust - http://www.hepctrust.org.uk/The+Trust/Join+our+team/Jobs/
Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (UCL) - http://www.icn.ucl.ac.uk/Vacancies/index.html
Institute of Neurology (UCL) - http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ion/about/vacancies-list <-- /ion/jobs doesn't work but I was quite surprised that ucl.ac.uk/jobs doesn't work either.
King's Fund - http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/about-us/jobs
The Lancet - has jobs for healthcare professionals (not scicommers) here: http://careers.thelancet.com/home/index.cfm?site_id=8802 its own jobs go on the homepage http://www.thelancet.com
Life - http://life.org.uk/about/join-the-team
Linnean Society - http://www.linnean.org/The-Society/Vacancies+and+Volunteering
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research - http://www.licr.org/index.php/Employment
Marine Conservation Society - http://www.mcsuk.org/information/Work+with+us/Work+with+us
Meningitis Trust - http://www.meningitis-trust.org/about-us/meet-the-team/work-with-us/
Meningitis UK - http://www.meningitisuk.org/about-us/work-for-us.htm
Myeloma UK - http://www.myeloma.org.uk/about-muk/employment-opportunities/
* NERC - http://www.nerc.ac.uk/careers/vacancies/swindon-jobs.asp
National Osteoporosis Society - http://www.nos.org.uk/page.aspx?pid=315&srcid=223
Nuffield Bioethics - http://www.nuffieldbioethics.org/content/job-opportunities
Nuffield Foundation - http://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/job-vacancies
Ovacome (ovarian cancer) - http://www.ovacome.org.uk/about-us/vacancies.aspx
Parliament - http://www.parliament.uk/about/working/jobs/
Prostate Cancer UK - http://prostatecanceruk.org/about-us/working-for-us (formed from a merger between Prostate Action and Prostate Cancer Charity)
Psoriasis Association - http://www.psoriasis-association.org.uk/pages/view/about-us/our-team (it's not quite a vacancies page but they did happen to mention a vacancy on it recently).
PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy) - http://pspeur-org.simplewebeditor.com/about_us/vacancies/
RAFT - http://www.raft.ac.uk/staff-vacancies.html
Royal Academy of Engineering - http://www.raeng.org.uk/about/jobs/default.htm
Royal Astronomical Society - http://www.ras.org.uk/education-and-careers/208-miscellaneous/1803-current-vacancies  
Royal College of Anaesthetists - http://www.rcoa.ac.uk/index.asp?PageID=32
Royal College of General Practitioners - http://www.rcgp.org.uk/recruitment.aspx
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists - http://www.rcog.org.uk/about-us/vacancies-rcog
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health - http://www.rcpch.ac.uk/vacancies-rcpch/vacancies-rcpch
Royal College of Pathologists - http://www.rcpath.org/index.asp?PageID=1659
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons - http://www.rcvs.org.uk/about-us/work-for-us/
Royal Hospital for Neurodisability - http://www.rhn.org.uk/work-with-us/
Royal Pharmaceutical Society - http://www.rpharms.com/about-us/careers-at-the-society.asp
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation - http://www.roycastle.org/get-involved/Working-with-us/current-vacancies
RP Fighting Blindness (retinitis pigmentosa) - http://www.rpfightingblindness.org.uk/index.php?tln=thecharity&pageid=274
Sarcoma UK - http://www.sarcoma.org.uk/Employment-opportunities
Society for Endocrinology - note this is a jobs board - http://www.endocrinology.org/careers/academic.html (like many professional bodies this organisation provides careers info)
Sparks (children's charity) - http://www.sparks.org.uk/about/careers/
Tenovus (cancer) -
The Neurological Alliance - http://www.neural.org.uk/about-us/our-vacancies
Cancer Focus Northern Ireland (formerly Ulster Cancer Foundation) - http://cancerfocusni.org/about-us/jobs/
Understanding Animal Research - http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/about_us/current_vacancies
Wellbeing of Women - http://www.wellbeingofwomen.org.uk/about-us/working-for-us/current-vacancies/?menu=4c
Wildscreen - http://www.wildscreen.org.uk/about-jobs.html
World Cancer Research Foundation - http://www.wcrf.org/about_us/jobs/current_vacancies.php
Yorkshire Cancer Research - http://www.yorkshirecancerresearch.org.uk/about/jobs/

4. Organisations that don't appear to have a vacancies page
Note: this is not to criticise them - some have only three members of staff so may justifiably feel having a jobs page is a bit daft. I'm still hoping I might persuade them though and their addition here is mostly for my 'admin purposes only' rather than to draw any attention to them. It's also possible that they do have such a page and it's just that I've not found it.

ABHI (Association of British Healthcare Industries) - http://www.abhi.org.uk/
British Council for the prevention of blindness - http://www.bcpb.org/
British Occupational Health Research Foundation - http://www.bohrf.org.uk/
British Snoring & Sleep Apnoea Association - http://www.britishsnoring.co.uk/about_bssaa.php
CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) - http://www.c-r-y.org.uk/
Foundation for Liver Research - http://www.liver-research.org.uk/jobopportunities/rs6jd.html - (note - it may be that this is a jobs board and not a vacancies page)
Dunhill Medical Trust - http://www.dunhillmedical.org.uk/ (I think this is a very small charity)
Encephalitis Society - http://www.encephalitis.info/
Eve Appeal (gynaecological cancer) - http://www.eveappeal.org.uk/
Lyme Disease Association - http://www.lymediseaseaction.org.uk
Lymphoedema Support Network - http://www.lymphoedema.org
ME Association - http://www.meassociation.org.uk/
Medical Research Scotland - http://www.medicalresearchscotland.org.uk/
Migraine Trust - http://www.migrainetrust.org/
Orthopaedic Research UK - http://www.oruk.org/
Ovarian Cancer Action - http://www.ovarian.org.uk/
Pancreatic Cancer UK - http://www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk/about-us/working-for-us
PBC (Primary Biliary Cirrhosis) - http://www.pbcfoundation.org.uk/
Pelican Cancer Foundation - http://www.pelicancancer.org/
Pharmacy Research UK (formerly Pharmacy Practice Research Trust) - http://www.pharmacyresearchuk.org/
Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance - http://www.papaa.org
Restore - Burn and Wound Research - http://www.restore-research.org.uk/index.html
Wessex Medical Research - http://www.wesmed.org.uk/

------------- admin only ;) ------------------- bits for adding in to main post later -------------------

Note that ASBAH is now SHINE
AT Society (Ataxia Telangiectasia) - http://www.atsociety.org.uk/
Bardhan Research and Education Trust of Rotherham
Beit Trust - http://www.beittrust.org.uk/
Blackie Foundation - http://www.blackieft.org/AboutUs.html
Brain Research Trust - http://www.brt.org.uk/who-we-are
British Orthopaedic Association - http://www.boa.ac.uk/Pages/Welcome.aspx
British Pain Society - http://www.britishpainsociety.org/index.htm
British Scoliosis Research Foundation - http://www.bsrf.co.uk/
Scoliosis Association UK - http://www.sauk.org.uk/
Sickle Cell Society - http://www.sicklecellsociety.org/
British Sjogren's Syndrome Association - http://www.bssa.uk.net/
British Skin Foundation - http://www.britishskinfoundation.org.uk/
Bupa Foundation - http://www.bupafoundation.co.uk/
Pulmonary Hypertension Association - http://www.phassociation.uk.com/about_the_pha/who_we_are.php
Anaphylaxis Campaign - http://www.anaphylaxis.org.uk/
Fibromyalgia Association UK - http://www.fibromyalgia-associationuk.org/


  1. We (Action Medical Research) have added redirects for both /jobs and /vacancies as well as an RSS feed at http://www.action.org.uk/jobs.xml

    1. Thanks very much, both for doing this and for letting me know, I've updated the page to reflect the redirects and the RSS feed.

  2. Prostate Action and the Prostate Cancer Charity have recently merged to form Prostate Cancer UK. There jobs page is here: http://prostatecanceruk.org/about-us/working-for-us



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