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NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands

Based: Oxford

Posted: Mon 13 Sep 2021
Closing Date: Mon 27 Sep 2021
Employer: NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands
Job Category: PR & comms officers
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: £25,655 - £31,534 per annum pro rota (NHS band 5)
Sector: Public Relations

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Communications and Engagement Officer

NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands

Based: Oxford

Posted: Mon 13 Sep 2021
Closing Date: Mon 27 Sep 2021
Employer: NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands
Job Category: PR & comms officers
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: £25,655 - £31,534 per annum pro rota (NHS band 5)
Sector: Public Relations

Job Description

We are looking for a creative and enthusiastic Communications and Engagement Officer to help our team spread the world about clinical research in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Oxfordshire.

The NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands plays a key role in getting research studies up and running in the NHS, public health and social care by funding staff and providing back-office support. In 2020/21 we supported staff to recruit more than 75,000 people to research studies across 30 medical specialities.

Your job will be to encourage the public to take part in studies we support, keep staff informed of the network’s activities and promote the value of a career in research. It’s a fast-paced role in a busy, three-person team that will see you work with researchers from around the region, including from the University of Oxford.

You will be using a wide range of communications techniques including media, social media, video, photography, publications and events. After playing a key role in the UK’s research response to COVID-19, you will help the network strengthen public awareness and engagement in clinical research.

You will be someone with experience in public relations, marketing or journalism or a graduate seeking your first step in a role that offers a wealth of experience in communications and engagement.

The NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands is hosted by Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

To apply visit https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/916735275

Further information:

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

No unsolicited recruitment agency telephone calls or emails.

Please note that this post is subject to a 6 month probationary period. If you currently hold a contract of employment with the Oxford University Hospitals, this will not apply. This statement does not apply to Medical staff or Executive Appointments.

Please make sure that you read the job description and person specification attached below, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria.

When providing employment reference details please provide correct work related email addresses so references can be sought promptly when we are looking to progress your application. Your first referee will need to be your line manager, supervisor or clinical lead from your current or most recent post or place of study. This information is essential if your offer of employment is to be confirmed.

Candidates selected for interview will be contacted after the short listing process, usually within 2 weeks. (Please note that shortlisting times vary when applying for a Medical position within the Trust) The majority of correspondence will be via the e-recruitment system, therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders in web-based email products.

Contact Details

For further details / informal visits contact comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk

 

Please mention HoldtheFrontPage when applying for this role. This advert will expire on Monday 27th September 2021.

Employer Information

NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands
United Kingdom