Engagement Specialist – DISC tours – 12 Month FTC

AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.

Engagement Specialist – DISC tours – 12 Month FTC

Cambridge, UK

Salary and Benefits competitive

Introduction to role:

Join a place built on innovation and creativity. Where different views and perspectives are welcomed and valued. An environment that champions inclusion, and teams that reflect the diversity of the communities that we serve. Our commitment to sustainability means everyone does their bit to limit our environmental impact by supporting AstraZeneca’s ambitious sustainability goals.

At AstraZeneca‘s state-of-the-art global R&D centre ‘The Discovery Centre – DISC’ at the heart of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC), we accommodate 2,000+ brilliant minds pushing the frontiers of science to bring life-changing medicines to patients around the world. We are seeking an Engagement Specialist to bring our story of global life sciences and What Science Can Do (WSCD) to life. Are you interested and have experience in event organisation and stakeholder engagement with a passion for science? This could be your opportunity to help us tell our fascinating Cambridge story!


As an Engagement Specialist, you will be responsible for telling the story of WSCD to a range of internal and external stakeholders. Based at the DISC, this role requires someone confident in a range of environments. You will liaise with various teams, plan, lead and host tours for groups, deliver training sessions, support onsite delivery of VIP visits, evaluate the effectiveness of tours, and manage the Amazing Journey tour app.

Essential Skills/Experience:

- Experience of working with senior leaders and external stakeholders

- Strong, varied experience in event management

- Excellent written and verbal ‘face of AZ’ communication skills

- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build collaborative relationships

- Excellent organisational, planning, and co-ordination skills

- Ability to multi-task and re-prioritise as needed

- Possesses a sense of urgency; is self-motivated and detail-minded 

- Meticulous planning and attention to detail

- Proactive approach in resolving problems and issues

- Ability to work in a global environment including understanding of cultural differences

Desirable Skills/Experience:

- BS/BA degree in life sciences or communications or related field

- Experience of working in matrix organisations across multiple teams

- Experience in a customer-facing role

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working gives us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions.

At AstraZeneca, we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.

Why AstraZeneca?

Join the team unlocking the power of what science can do. We are working towards treating, preventing, modifying and even curing some of the world's most complex diseases. Here we have the potential to grow our pipeline and positively impact the lives of billions of patients around the world. We are committed to making a difference. We have built our business around our passion for science. Now we are fusing data and technology with the latest scientific innovations to achieve the next wave of breakthroughs.

So, what’s next?

Complete your application before the below closing date. This role is open from Monday 20th November, we welcome your application no later than Monday 4th December.

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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