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Communications Officer

University of Leeds - NIHR Clinical Research Network Coordinating Centre

Location: Leeds, London
Salary: £23,067 to £26,715
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 10th September 2021
Closes: 1st October 2021
Job Ref: MHNCC1325

Are you an experienced communications professional, passionate about using your skills to improve care? Would you like to engage with healthcare professionals, researchers, patients and the public to share their experience and promote research? Would you like to lead programmes of work across the country and with partner organisations, working across communication disciplines? 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within the NIHR Clinical Research Network where you will plan, coordinate and deliver multi-channel targeted communications to support projects and campaigns aimed at a variety of audiences including the Network, NHS, patients and the public and NIHR customers including the life sciences industry.  

With an excellent eye for a story and attention to detail, you will have strong verbal and written communication skills to turn often complex information info effective news stories and digital content. You will need brilliant interpersonal skills to be able to develop effective working relationships with stakeholders at all levels to enable efficient business delivery.

The role reports into one of the Communications Managers, and the post holder will lead their own communication projects and support the Communications Manager or other team members on key projects. This role sits in the Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Directorate. The role holder will work closely with other members of the CRNCC Communications team, the Local Clinical Research Networks and cross NIHR to support and deliver the organisations objectives. 

Contact information

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Ben Lingard, Communications Manager

Tel:  07747 001 000

Email: ben.lingard@nihr.ac.uk 

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. We will be happy to consider job share applications and are committed to flexible working for all our employees.

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