Want to help us in our mission to help people with IBD ?

We are looking for a Communications & Engagement Manager – join us

About the role

The Communications & Engagement Manager is a senior role in our organisation, responsible for raising awareness of and driving engagement with the Registry.  You will plan and drive forwards our communications strategy, leading our communications team to deliver successfully. At the heart of this are joined-up, proactive and comprehensive communications that will really engage our key audiences in IBD.

You will be part of a small and growing and highly collaborative team, reporting to and working closely with the Communications & Engagement Manager, as well as with clinical and academic data specialists and our partner organisations, including Crohn’s & Colitis UK, the BSG and RCP and our current partnership with University Hospitals Cambridge for the £5M IBD Hub project for HDR UK.



About you

You will be an organised, enthusiastic and innovative person with previous experience in a similar strategic communications role. You will be a first-class communicator who is able to create great relationships with people at all levels. You’ll be digitally knowledgeable and have exceptional writing and IT skills, including competence with digital communications tools.  You will have a background in health related communications, and ideally an understanding of IBD or a similar disease. 

You will be able to meet deadlines, work under pressure and juggle multiple priorities without compromising your keen attention to detail and high level of accuracy.  Ideally, you will have come from the healthcare or pharmaceutical industries, or a sector where you have gained experience of delivering messages related to improving people’s health.

Your most important attributes will be your readiness and ability to learn, your ‘can do’ mindset coupled with a rigour of thinking and attention to details. Above all, you need to believe in our mission and want to join us to make a difference: our small team makes a big difference in IBD across the UK and this needs to be more than ‘just a job’ for you.

Salary and other details

This is a permanent part-time (flexible hours) role for 24 hours/week (to be worked over 4-5 days/week) and offering a salary between £35,000 – £37,000 FTE (40 hours) depending on relevant skills and experience.

This will be a hybrid role: part home/part office.  We have been working remotely during the past year of COVID-19, and are now looking to embed our learnings from this time into company-wide home/work balance.  You must live in the UK, and be able to come to (expected) monthly company meetings (Epsom and/or London)

We offer 25 days holiday each year plus 8 Bank Holidays (all FTE, pro-rata for part time); plus a 5% employer’s contribution to your pension.

Our office is in Epsom, only minutes from the station in brand new offices in a bright modern complex including library, cafes and restaurants.  Epsom itself is only 30 minutes train journey from Waterloo, Victoria and Blackfriars, 15 minutes from Wimbledon. 


How to apply

To apply, all candidates are required to complete and submit our Application Form.  This is an application form available online that is asks questions in four sections: about you; about your education; about your experience; and about your fit for the role.  The application form is available on our website.

Please note that we will not accept applications that are just a generic CV and that we can only accept applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

If you have any questions, or would like to talk with us beforehand, please email Katie Gray on finance@ibdregistry.org.uk (also for a talk – so that we can arrange a time for a conversation).


IBD Registry Ltd is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee - Company Number 11197749.