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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/09/2020.

ARC National Communications Manager

Job Reference: 387-TS-4383-GB

Employer:
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Communications
Location:
Whitefriars, Bristol
Salary:
£31,365 - £37,890 pa pro rata

There really has never been a more exciting time to join us; University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and Weston Area Health NHS Trust have merged together to be come one organisation. Our newly merged Trust has a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff, aiming to deliver exceptional local services for local people and specialist services across the South West and beyond. Together, we form one of the largest NHS trusts in the country.


Are you an experienced science communications professional who can develop creative solutions to complex communications challenges? Do you want to contribute to a national collaboration at the cutting edge of applied health and care research?

We are recruiting for an ARC National Communications Manager (maternity cover) to join the National Institute for Health Research Applied Research Collaborations (NIHR ARCs) network.

NIHR ARCs support applied health and care research that responds to, and meets, the needs of local populations and local health and care systems. There are 15 ARCs across England, part of a £135 million investment by the NIHR to improve the health and care of patients and the public. Each ARC has a communications lead.

The ARC National Communications Manager is a role that aims to develop cross-ARC communications, bringing together stories, case studies and other content and developing cross-ARC channels, to reach national audiences such as policymakers, commissioners, health professionals, researchers and the public. The post holder will lead on the development and delivery of cross-ARC communications

The role requires an experienced and confident communications specialist that has the credibility to deal with a range colleagues across all 15 ARCs and in NIHR’s central communications team. You will have previous brand management experience ensuring consistent delivery of brand values and design look and feel across different communication channels. You will also have specialist knowledge and extensive experience of communication management within a complex business or agency environment. You must be innovative, enjoy setting the agenda and forging new ways of working, as well being comfortable operating in a dynamic environment.

This is an innovative and exciting role for an experienced science communicator

The post is initially offered as maternity cover replacement (maximum of 12 months) at three days a week, and will be hosted by ARC West, with a base in Bristol and some travel to ARCs and national meetings across England.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Zoe Trinder-Widdess, NIHR ARC West Communications Manager, zoe.trinder-widdess@bristol.ac.uk

Lara Edwards, NIHR ARC West Programme Manager, lara.edwards@bristol.ac.uk




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University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust is CQC rated Outstanding. As one of the largest acute Trusts in the country and the major teaching and research centre for the South West, we have over 13,000 staff, over 100 different clinical services. Working in ten hospitals across Bristol and Weston, we offer a wide range of careers and jobs. Together we support the delivery of excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond.

Our hospitals are based across Bristol and Weston-super-Mare, meaning you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone’s throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, with easy access to all that the South West has to offer.

UH Bristol and Weston is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.

To comply with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 all applicants must be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard which will be assessed at Interview.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


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