Do you want to join an organisation that transforms lives through health and social care research? Are you a creative person who is passionate about building brands and developing compelling print and multimedia content? An exciting opportunity has arisen to manage NIHR’s visual identity across a wide portfolio of channels and strengthen NIHR’s creative output.

You will be part of a central communications team that works closely with coordinating centre communications teams, achieving change through influencing skills rather than through a traditional hierarchical structure. This is a hands-on role requiring energy, tenacity and emotional intelligence.

Your organisational base will be the NIHR Clinical Research Network Coordinating Centre (which is provided jointly by the University of Leeds and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust), and you will report to the NIHR Deputy Director of Communications and Head of Campaigns. Your employer will be the University of Leeds and the role will be based in London or Leeds. A hybrid working model is in place and some travel within England will be required. In the first instance, this post is offered on a fixed-term basis to 31 March 2024 to align with NIHR contracts.

What does the role entail?
NIHR has a number of centrally-managed digital channels (websites, newsletters and social media channels). We have identified a need to create a more consistent visual experience for
users of these channels, primarily researchers and the general public. We also need to ensure that the guidelines we provide to managers of our wider digital estate are fit for purpose.

In addition to managing NIHR’s visual identity, the Brand & Creative Manager will help to take our creative content to the next level, partnering with in-house designers and external
creative agencies where appropriate