Communications Manager, Secondment

Leeds, United Kingdom
£33,797 to £40,322 p.a. pro rata or secondment at existing salary
09 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
15 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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 secondment 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.

You will have a degree or equivalent plus a recognised marketing communications qualification (CIM/CAM/CIPR), or evidence of ongoing professional development in the communications field. With strong attention to detail skills, you will manage a busy workload and ensure the appropriate prioritisation of projects.

The seconding organisation for this role will be University of Leeds and the successful applicant will be required at work from home as all CRNCC offices are closed currently due to Covid-19. This is a three to six month secondment opportunity that may be extended to up to 12 months by mutual agreement.

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

Claire Yates, Senior Communications Manager

Tel: 07500099667, email:

Location: University of Leeds Role - Working off campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute: NIHR CRNCC
Section: NIHR CRN - Various locations
Category: Professional & Managerial
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 p.a. pro rata or secondment at existing salary
Working Time: 100% full time equivalent
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (3 - 6 months)
Closing Date: Tuesday 22 September 2020
Reference: MHNCC1239
Downloads: Candidate Brief