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Band 7 Communications Manager (Genomics)

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
A great opportunity for an experienced communications professional to work with us at the Central and South Genomic Medicine Service to embed genomic medicine into the NHS and raise awareness amongst the communities we serve. You will have the opportunity of working with colleagues across the whole of our geography which stretches from the Isle of Wight to Stoke on Trent. Particularly well suited to someone used to building networks outside a single organisation, as well as being self motivated. No prior knowledge of the subject area is needed, although would be beneficial, as well as a track record of working well with a range of professionals and getting to grips with complex issues quickly. In return you get to work with the dispersed, but supportive, core teams at the Genomic Medicine Service Alliance and Genomics Laboratory Hub, as well as your counterparts in the other six GMSs across England.

Main duties of the job

To promote the reputation of the Central and South (CAS) Genomics Laboratory Hub (GLH) and Genomics Medicine Service Alliance (GMSA), together the CAS Genomics Medicine Service (GMS) through the creation and maintenance of positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

The role will involve working with the wider Genomics team to support implementation of the communications and engagement strategy and action plans in line with our visions and values.

The post holder is required to communicate with staff at all levels, key partners, the media, patients and the public via effective and appropriate communications methods.

The post holder will have specific responsibility for communications to identified stakeholders. This will include presentations to new and potential stakeholders, community presentations, taking the lead in managing associated events and campaigns and planning complex communications activities.

The post holder will develop and implement a joined-up approach to promoting core communication project activity internally, externally and with the input of key partners such as Universities, other GMSAs and GLHs, Cancer.

The post holder will also jointly shape the work of our PPI group to ensure the patient voice is integral to all we do.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a specific detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent in a relevant field Communications/English/PR
  • Specialist knowledge acquired through post-graduate study e.g. Communications, English or PR to Master's degree level or equivalent experience. In-depth knowledge in the Communication field.



  • Significant experience working in communications or media role
  • Proven ability to build relationships with key external and internal stakeholders
  • Proven experience of managing projects
  • Detailed knowledge of how communications operates across internal and external communications, PR, media (print/broadcast and online)
  • Understanding the motivations and agendas of key stakeholders, understanding market and target audiences
  • Good level of political and social awareness
  • Good understanding of PR

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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