Director of Communications
UK Biobank are recruiting for a Director of Communications, to help shape the reputation of the organisation and write the next chapter of its growth.
Location: Oxford with travel across the UK and occasionally internationally.
Salary: Competitive Salary, commensurate with experience.
Hours: Full Time (35 hours) Monday to Friday.
A unique health resource of global significance
UK Biobank is a uniquely detailed large-scale international health resource, containing genomic, lifestyle, imaging and health information from 500,000 UK participants. Now in our 20th year, our mission is to enable scientific discoveries that improve human health. Our combination of scale, depth, maturity and accessibility has already attracted over 30,000 researchers worldwide who are using the resource to explore the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of serious and life-threatening illnesses.
UK Research and Innovation has recently announced its intention to offer £128m of funding for the next phase of UK Biobank’s development.
Increasing awareness of UK Biobank is more important than ever as the database grows in value. We are looking for a talented communications professional who shares our vision and wants to make a difference to the health of millions of people worldwide.
An opportunity to shape the reputation and next chapter of UK Biobank
This role will provide an exceptional opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced individual to help advance the work of a globally-leading research resource whose impact is growing rapidly.
You will need to have significant experience in the development and successful implementation of communications strategies and complex stakeholder management, whilst experience of public engagement and scientific communication would be advantageous.
You will develop, implement and monitor the impact of a communications strategy to raise UK Biobank’s profile and engage our participants, UK Government and charitable funders, pharmaceutical, bio-informatic and other companies and philanthropic organisations, whilst developing internal communications approaches to foster a sense of community across our multiple locations.
Applications are welcome by CV and covering letter before 5pm on 11th July 2022. First stage interviews are expected to take place during w/c 18th July 2022. For informal enquiries ahead of submitting an application, please contact [email protected] before the closing date.
Our passion for diversity and equality means creating a work environment for all employees that is welcoming, respectful, engaging, and enriched with opportunities for personal and professional development.
Please see the supporting document attached to this advert for the Candidate Brief including the full job description and employee benefits.