A Vacancy at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust.
We are looking for an outstanding communications professional to work across two National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) research groups in Bristol. You will be part of a small, unique communications team, working across the NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and Applied Research Collaboration West (ARC West). If you have a passion for communicating health research and have experience of communicating complex information across a range of channels to a variety of audiences, this role is for you.
NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre’s (BRC)innovative biomedical research takes science from the laboratory bench or computer and develops it into new drugs, treatments or health advice. Its world-leading scientists work on many aspects of health, from the role played by individual genes and proteins to analysing large collections of data on hundreds of thousands of people. Bristol BRC is unique among the NIHR’s 20 BRCs across England, thanks to its expertise in ground-breaking population health research.
NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) Westis a partnership between the organisations and individuals that provide, plan and support health and social care in the West of England alongside the public that use these services and four local Universities. ARC West conducts applied health research with its partners and others in the health and care sector, alongside patients and members of the public. Applied health research aims to address the immediate issues facing the health and social care system. ARC West also helps bring research evidence into practice and provides training for the local workforce.
This role's primary purpose is to promote the work of NIHR Bristol BRC and ARC West to a wide range of public and professional audiences, with responsibility for planning and implementing communications projects.
The post holder will source, write and edit content for audiences including the public, patients, researchers, health and care professionals and policymakers. You will produce communications materials on complex scientific and health-related issues, tailoring your approach to these target audiences. Alongside this, commissioning, writing, editing, proof-reading and co-ordinating internal and external publications, research summaries and other documents, will be key, planning for their distribution across a range of channels and third-party media.
You will write press releases and news articles, responding to media enquiries and briefing journalists. You will also have the opportunity to work across a range of channels, updating websites and social media platforms, helping to develop print, video and other products, working on events and other communications projects as required.
And you will provide communications, branding and media advice to a range of colleagues.
This advert closes on Monday 3 May 2021
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