Head of Global Health Communications and Stakeholder Engagement

Leeds, United Kingdom
£51,034 to £59,135 p.a. pro rata plus London Weighting
06 Apr 2020
End of advertisement period
01 May 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Are you a highly collaborative communications professional looking for a new challenge? Do you have experience of international development and an appreciation for the difference research can make to people’s health and wellbeing? Do you know how to build and manage relationships with individual, institutional and governmental stakeholders in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)? An exciting opportunity has arisen to raise the profile of NIHR’s innovative global health programme, which supports applied health research for the direct and primary benefit of people in LMICs.

Through the Global Health Research Programme, the NIHR:

  • Invests in applied health research relevant to the unmet needs of LMIC communities, health system priorities and the evolving global burden of disease; 
  • Trains, develops and connects future leaders in applied global health research and strengthens the research capacity of LMICs at individual, institutional and system level; 
  • Is committed to establishing equitable partnerships between LMIC and UK researchers and involving LMIC communities in research design and delivery.

In terms of communications, you will lead a small, cross-centre working group responsible for global health communications, building on their work to date. You will be a member of the NIHR Communications Programme Board (CPB) and work with CPB members on integrating global health research into relevant work-streams (Press Office, social media, website, internal communications, etc.). 

In terms of stakeholder engagement, you will establish and lead a network of individuals involved with stakeholder engagement from NIHR coordinating centres, DHSC and potentially global health partner organisations. You will represent both communications and stakeholder engagement on the Cross-NIHR Global Health Research Coordinating Group, chaired by DHSC. 

Your organisational base will be the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) Coordinating Centre (which is provided jointly by the University of Leeds and Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust) and your direct report will be to the NIHR Director of Communications. 

The employer for this post will be the University of Leeds

This post will be based in London

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Frances Beves, NIHR Director of Communications 

Tel: +44 (0)20 3328 6741, email:  

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. We will be happy to consider job share applications and are committed to flexible working for all our employees.

Location: London
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute: NIHR CRNCC
Section: NIHR CRN CC London Office
Category: Professional & Managerial
Grade: Grade 9
Salary: £51,034 to £59,135 p.a. pro rata plus London Weighting
Working Time: 100% full time equivalent
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (Fixed funded until 31.03.2022)
Closing Date: Friday 01 May 2020
Reference: MHNCC1226
Downloads:  Candidate Brief   Additional Information