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Communications Manager, Science

Health Data Research UK

Location: London
Salary: £46,818
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th September 2021
Closes: 23rd September 2021

Location:           

HDR UK Offices, HDR UK, Gibbs Building, 215 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE. All HDR UK roles are primarily based at the London offices, however we are flexibly working across a number of geographical locations. Travel may be required to HDR UK locations and partner organisations.

Reporting to:   

Head of Communications

About Health Data Research UK

HDR UK is the national Institute for data science in health. Our UK team of experts develop and apply cutting-edge data science approaches to clinical, biological, genomic and other multi-dimensional health data to address the most pressing health research challenges facing the public.

Our mission is to make game-changing improvements in the health of patients and populations through data science research and innovation.

For the first time we are bringing together our unique nationwide data assets and specialists across academia, research and healthcare to unlock knowledge and deliver new insights from molecule to man. By undertaking research at scale, across a population of up to 65 million people, we have an unrivalled opportunity to use data to the highest ethical standards to drive breakthroughs in medical research. This unleashes the potential to improve the way we are able to prevent, detect and diagnose diseases such as cancer, heart disease and asthma.

At Health Data Research UK, we employ talented individuals who bring their own unique skills and experience to support the vision and benefit the whole team.

Purpose of the post

Reporting to the Head of Communications, this is a pivotal new role that will be integral to demonstrating the value of health data research. You will work hand in hand with researchers and innovators – many of them key to the scientific response to COVID – to tell the compelling story of data in research. You will deliver the communications strategy for research and science, managing a range of tools including website, social, publications, PR and events, to reach audiences across academia, NHS, industry, charities and with patients and the publics. 

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for an experienced communications professional to lead and deliver communications on cutting-edge research using health data that are making a tangible difference to people’s lives.

Main Responsibilities

  • Implement HDR UK’s communication strategy with a specific focus on communicating the scientific and research impact
  • Research and horizon scan for opportunities to share research impact that help raise the profile of the institute and its research/scientific outputs
  • Produce high quality, engaging research-focused content for the website, social media and other channels
  • Manage media relations for HDR UK’s research and scientific outputs, developing relationships with key journalists and publications, briefing out proactive research stories and responding to enquiries
  • Organise, manage and facilitate high quality events to engage with a wide range of audiences, evaluating effectiveness and providing follow-up communications
  • Establish effective relationships and work in partnership with communication, policy and programme teams across the institute and partners

 Application Process

For the full job description and for details to how to apply, click on the apply button above.

The closing date for this vacancy is 5pm on Thur 23rd September 2021.

Interviews are expected to take place the following week via videoconference.

Health Data Research UK is an equal opportunities employer.

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