We are looking for a Digital Communications Officer to support our 2021 campaigns

About the role

​Our Digital Communications Officer role is a new position in the IBD Registry that reflects both our fast growth and increasing maturity. This is an exciting new role to plan, create and deliver through our many digital channels the compelling content that will engage our key stakeholders: clinical teams, patients and the public, and industry, plus the ongoing performance analysis that will drive improved engagement.  This role is critically focused on our upcoming Reshaping the Registry campaign over the next 12 months but may continue into a longer term role after that period.

You will be part of a small and growing and highly collaborative team, reporting to and working closely with the Projects/Programme 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

We are looking for a data-minded digital communications all-rounder, who is as comfortable writing and editing punchy copy as they are working with tools and social media platforms such as WordPress, Mailchimp, Twitter and LinkedIn to create web pages, design infographics, craft newsletters, blogs and postings and publish content. You will have a good eye for design, enabling you to create engaging and shareable graphics that build our brand and output these via our website and other social media channels. You will quickly develop an understanding for our audiences that will allow appropriate creation and curation of our different newsletters, furthering engagement. You will have good technical knowledge about digital communications and above all a flair and creativity for thinking about how digital tools can be used to promote our data-driven research and analysis.  You will have great people skills, which will allow you to work constructively within our team to summarise key messages from our data work and translate these into the best digital outputs, as well as working with external partners on mutually beneficial communications work.  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 as an alternative from a highly-regulated sector where both data protection and delivery are critical.

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 fixed term role for 12 months for 28-30 hours/week (this can be worked over 4-5 days/week) and offering a salary between £23,000 and £26,000 FTE (40 hours) depending on relevant skills and experience. The role is fixed term as it supports our campaign work but it may continue into a permanent role after that date as our organisation continues to grow

We make appointments at an initial salary level (90 or 95% of the proficient salary) or at the depending upon skills and abilities as assessed during the recruitment process. On successful completion of probationary period, proficient salary will be re-assessed).

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 fulltime (FTE) working week is 40 hours/week, and there may be a requirement to periodically work outside of standard office hours (usually remotely), for example, to fit in with clinical schedules.

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 send to Katie at finance@ibdregistry.org.uk when completed.

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).

Your referees may be contacted prior to a final decision being made, and only after you have attended the interview and with your permission.

An employment decision and offer of employment will be made promptly.  We will be looking for the successful candidate to start as soon as possible.


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