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Communications Manager (THIS Institute) (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for the role of Communications Manager in the newly established The Healthcare Improvement Studies (THIS) Institute. The post-holder will play a crucial role in promoting the Institute's research findings to diverse audiences and stakeholders, maximising the impact of our work, and growing our reputation for first-class research.

Reporting to the Communications and Engagement Lead, the post-holder will directly contribute to the delivery of the Institute's objectives. The Communications Manager will be a senior member of the communications team and a key member of the Institute's Research Management Group.

The post-holder will provide professional communications support and lead the creation and implementation of communications plans for each of the Institute's research projects. They will be responsible for managing editorial processes and promoting content to key audiences, commentators, policy correspondents, and the wider media.

Candidates must have demonstrable experience of devising and implementing effective integrated communications strategies, working across all aspects of communications, including marketing communications, media, digital communications, publishing and stakeholder relations. With a strong track record of effectively communicating complex messages, the post-holder will also have the ability to operate comfortably in a fast-paced environment. The post-holder must have postgraduate level of qualification or equivalent experience and specialist communications qualification or equivalent experience and knowledge.

Funded by the Health Foundation, THIS Institute has a remit to advance research into how to improve the quality and safety of patient care. It has strong links across University of Cambridge departments and with RAND Europe, a not-for-profit Cambridge-based research organisation, and with Homerton College, Cambridge, as well as with multiple external partners.

Funds are available until 31st March 2022.

The post holder will be based at The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge CB2 0AH (approximately two miles south of city centre).

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Danielle Doyle, Communications and Engagement Lead by e-mail (

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Closing Date: 25 March 2018

Interview Date: 5 April 2018

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference RH14966 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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