Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate


Are you a highly 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.

You will deputise for the Head of Communications, prioritise projects and manage a busy workload, line managing a team of communication managers. 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 the Head of Communications and will sit in the Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Directorate. The role holder will chair a NIHR group, leading a programme of work with our partner organisations. 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.

The employer for this role will the University of Leeds

The role may be based in Leeds or London

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

Chelsea Drake, Head of Communications

Tel: 020 3328 6743, email:

Further Information

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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