Communications Manager

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7101863 (Ref.No. MHNCC1406)
Posted: June 10, 2022

Job Description

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.

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 into 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.

With strong attention to detail skills, you will manage a busy workload and ensure the appropriate prioritisation of projects. The role reports into one of the Senior Communications Managers, will lead their own communication projects and support the Senior Communications Managers on key pieces of communication. 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.

At the University of Leeds, we are committed to providing a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity that attracts, supports, and retains the best students and staff from all backgrounds and from across the world.  Whatever role we recruit for we are always striving to increase the diversity of our community, which each individual helps enrich and cultivate.  We particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian and ethnically diverse people; people who identify as LGBT+; and people with disabilities. 

We have identified that people with disabilities and Black, Asian and ethnically diverse people are currently underrepresented in this role and particularly welcome applications.  Candidates will always be selected based on merit and ability. 

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

Chelsea Drake, National Head of Communications

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +44 (0)7879 114 041

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The School of Medicine holds a Gold Athena Swan award.  We are committed to being an inclusive Medical School that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.


Location:  Leeds or London
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  NIHR CRNCC
Section:  NIHR CRN - Leeds or London Office
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £34,304 to £40,927 p.a.
plus London weighting of £4,636 p.a where applicable
Working Time:  1.0 full-time equivalent
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Until 31 March 2024 due to external funding)
Release Date:  Thursday 09 June 2022
Closing Date:  Monday 27 June 2022
Reference:  MHNCC1406


The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.