Vacancy: Head of Marketing and Communications

Head of Marketing and Communications


Location: Currently Wakefield, West Yorkshire but relocation imminent along M1 corridor, within the Yorkshire area

Yorkshire & Humber Partners Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) Ltd is one of 15 AHSN’s set up to create and harness a strong, purposeful partnership between patients, health services, industry, and academia. We exist to drive the adoption of innovation and improvement into the NHS.

After a successful first five years of delivery, we are evolving so that we can be agile, fit for the future and sustainable.  We are improving how we work internally and externally so we can form collaborative partnerships and can respond quickly to our stakeholders, citizens, members and partners’ needs. To do this, we are recruiting a new team and looking for fresh talent to join us on our journey.

This is an important and critical role, it’s your opportunity to carve your own niche and be a key player on our Executive Team.  You’ll provide strategic and operational direction and expertise on all aspects of our marketing and communications delivery.  As a network that works in a region with 44 NHS organisations and almost six million people, our success in supporting health innovation rests almost entirely on our ability to communicate effectively.

We need you to above all have a strong track record in marketing and communications, understand the NHS, health technology industries and academia, and have the ability to forge effective relationships with all our key stakeholders.

You’ll need to manage many competing deadlines with a small team, and within a very complex external environment. You’ll need to be able to grasp ideas and thoughts and communicate them effectively to a range of different audiences. Most importantly you will have a genuine passion for supporting and transforming the NHS.

This is the perfect time to join our team as we look forward to the future

To apply, please email with a CV and a covering letter that outlines your suitability for the role.

Closing date Friday 24th November 2017

Interview date Tuesday 12th December 2017

Head of Marketing and Communications: Job description

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