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Communications Officer

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Communications Officer
Band 5
Full time 37.5 per week
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£22,128 - £28,746 per annum
25/02/2018 23:59

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and Clinical Research Facility (CRF) at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, for a Communications Officer.

Our BRC is funded by the National Institute of Health Research to help establish the UK's translational biomedical research infrastructure. The NIHR Biomedical Research Centre is partnership between Nottingham University Hospitals and the University of Nottingham. Nottingham is one of the fastest growing life science clusters in the UK and has the second-highest cluster of med-tech companies in the UK with over 400 companies based in the city.

The Nottingham BRC & CRF Communications Officer is responsible for the delivery of marketing and communications activity of the Nottingham BRC and CRF, linking closely and supporting the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust Research and Innovation and the University of Nottingham. 

The post holder leads on the delivery of BRC/CRF and Research and Innovation internal communications, including newsletter content, campaigns and events. They also provide support for external communications projects and activities undertaken by the team, and are responsible for maintaining/updating our research websites, producing press releases and liaising with external communications experts. This activity is undertaken in conjunction with the Communications teams of NIHR, NUH and the University. A principle element of the role will be to lead on providing advice to colleagues around the application of the BRC’s corporate identity, to maintain a consistent look and feel to our communications, as well as meeting our funders’ contractual requirements in addition to proactively promoting our research outcomes.

A key focus of the role is around building awareness of our capabilities in clinical research and, in mobilising our staff as part of our communications channel mix, to build understanding about how members of the public can get involved with research.

This role requires existing experience and understanding of website development/updating, writing and events management, and an appetite to build on existing communications skills. An understanding the research and innovation environment is desirable.


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