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Job title Marketing and Communications Lead

Department Department for Health

Salary Starting from £37,099, rising to £44,263

Grade Grade 7

Contract Type Full Time, Fixed Term

Placed on Wednesday 22 May 2024

Closing date Sunday 23 June 2024

Interview date Monday 08 July 2024

Reference CH11716

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Marketing and Communications Lead

The Marketing & Communications Lead will be a strategic lead for the development and implementation of a strong communications approach for a complex project dealing with topical and sometimes contentious issues. In leading this communications function the post will: 

  • Support the Consortium Manager in building the Consortium’s position and raising the profile of our research, shaping and implementing research messaging and developing our strategic advocacy plans. 
  • Proactively engage with local and national media to promote outputs from the project and engage the public in debate about key issues emerging from the research, promoting the project’s research and profile through media liaison, public relations, stakeholder engagement and content marketing. 
  • Work closely with communications teams both internal to the University and external with other Universities, partner organisations and local governments, to promote the project team’s work, especially its research and content dissemination.
  • Support local communications professionals to manage media engagement during the implementation phase of the project. 

POPULATION HEALTH IMPROVEMENT UK: COMMERCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH & EQUITY RESEARCH TEAM is an ambitious new multi-partner, multi-disciplinary research Consortium. This grant is funded by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and is one of the four clusters within the Population Health Improvement Network. For more information on this Network, see

The Commercial Determinants of Health Consortium brings together local governments, researchers, and civil society groups to work with local populations to improve the health, well being and equity of communities across England. 

We're seeking a creative and strategic team worker who will use their excellent verbal and written communication skills to support this exciting research project. 

This role is offered on a full time (36.5 hours per week) fixed term basis with expected end date of 31/03/2028.

You will be:

  • Experienced in working in a complex organisation with multiple stakeholders
  • Highly experienced in dealing with the media
  • Experienced at designing long-term strategies to maximise engagement

Due to the nature of our work we ask that all applicants have not previously worked for or with the tobacco industry or organisations or individuals financially linked to the tobacco industry. To avoid potential conflicts of interests and to ensure compliance with Article 5.3 of the FCTC, applicants are therefore asked to declare any current or previous occupational activity with any tobacco, e-cigarette, e-liquid or vaping company or those receiving financial contributions from these industries, whether gainful or not.

What we can offer you:

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We consider ourselves to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams. We are committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment for our students, staff, and community by reinforcing our Safer Recruitment commitment.

We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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