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Senior Communications Manager

Senior Communications Manager – London!

Communications and Engagement, Permanent, Genomics and Bioinformatics!

Paramount are working in partnership with Genomics England who have recently completed their fantastic 100,000 Genomes Project and are now working with the NHS to launch the world’s first Genomic Medicine Service, bringing health benefits to all UK patients. The Genomics England Communications and Engagement team provides professional advice and leadership for all communications and engagement activity for the organisation.

A fantastic position has become available for a Senior Communications Manager to join this team. You will contribute to the development of a comms strategy that supports their engagement workstream and leads on its delivery. You will develop a range of activities that will engage a wide range of stakeholders, including patients and patient groups, policy makers, healthcare professionals, journalists, the research and clinical community, industry and the general public.

You will be responsible for researching a range of concurrent stories and work with a variety of stakeholders, producing well-written copies for a variety of audiences and channels, and for supporting all aspects of communications, with a strong focus on events management and planning, stakeholder engagement, brand and visual identity leadership, use of digital channels and social media as well as some traditional media relations, internal communications and the production of publications and communications collateral.

Your main responsibilities will be:

*Contributing to the development of a comprehensive communications and engagement strategy for Genomics England, with the Director of Communication and Engagement
*Establishing a programme of engagement activities as defined by the strategy and delivering the communications to promote them.
*Measuring the effectiveness of campaigns and other communications and engagement activities
*Building strong working relationships with various stakeholders
*Developing and embedding communication processes and activities, such as an engagement planner and stakeholder map.
*Developing key messages that create and maintain appropriate and consistent language and terminology across all media
*Developing and maintaining the company’s visual identity, to ensure appropriate branding is used on all external and internal communications
*Fielding queries and information requests from a wide range of stakeholders, including journalists
*Contributing to the organisation’s digital and social media platforms
*Drafting high quality media materials, case studies, and resources
*Dealing with external contractors for design, print and photography
*Helping to analyse and evaluate all aspects of communications and engagement activity
*Providing creative, editorial and operational support for communications projects working with key delivery partners
*Managing external suppliers, as well any interns or work experience colleagues.

The ideal Senior Comms Manager will have the following skills:

*Proven expertise at developing strategic responses to business needs through effective and diverse communication methods.
*Extensive expertise in designing, delivering and evaluating corporate communications programmes, internally and externally.
*Expertise in successful project management and delivering programmes of high quality events and seminars to targeted audiences, including liaising with external events suppliers, using the latest event formats and technology.
*Proven ability to cost events, assess income/expenditure and of working within a budget.
*Solid expertise in promoting and marketing events to targeted audiences, developing supporting collateral and maximising attendance.
*Ability to anticipate and mitigate risks, handle unanticipated problems and suggest creative solutions.
*Excellent communication and interpersonal skills both written and oral; ability to quickly establish and maintain positive and mutually beneficial relationships with colleagues and external contacts.
*Excellent written skills and the ability to regularly write content for a range of channels including news and features for the website and to develop high quality materials for the media.

Genomics England works at the cutting edge of science, technology and healthcare. Their mission is to deliver the ground-breaking 100,000 Genomes Project − the biggest national genome sequencing project of its kind anywhere in the world. As it moves beyond the 100,000 Genomes Project, Genomics England will work with NHSE to launch the world’s first Genomic Medicine Service within a national healthcare system. In partnership with government, the NHS, academia, industry and the public, Genomics England aims to realise the potential of genomic medicine: to embed state-of-the-art care in the NHS; bring health benefits to UK citizens; and consolidate the UK’s position as the ‘go to’ destination for international genomic research and investment.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK. On offer is a competitive salary, generous pensions scheme, extensive benefits and the opportunity to make a real difference and contribute to the project at its most exciting phase. If you’d like to know more about the position and apply, please feel free to contact Anna with an up-to-date CV (alauterjung@pararecruit.com or +44 (0) 121 616 3469).

Keywords: Communications, Communications Manager, Marketing, PR, Stakeholder, corporate, event management, communications strategy, patient, patient groups, policy, healthcare, leadership, campaigns, media, networking, budget management, project, Genomics, Bioinformatics, London, UK

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