MI/19/13 - Communications Manager

Updated: about 1 year ago
Location: Manchester, ENGLAND
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 08 May 2019

• Full-time

About the role:
An exciting opportunity is currently available for a Communications Manager to join the Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) Operations team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the development and delivery of a range of internal and external communications plans that support the MCRC and CRUK Manchester Centre, and are aligned with the achievement of our strategic vision.

The post holder will manage and deliver on the communications needs of the MCRC Director and wider Operations team, maximising the impact of our communications to all relevant stakeholders.

About you:
We are looking for an organised, self-motivated and dynamic individual to work closely with colleagues in the MCRC Operations team to deliver across our communications activities.

You should have significant experience of working in a communications role, and experience of working in Higher Education and/or a healthcare setting is desirable.

You will serve as a key leader, encouraging joint working and maximising opportunities for efficiency and effectiveness amongst colleagues working in communications and marketing teams of the MCRC and our partner organisations.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level (or have the equivalent relevant work experience).

Why choose Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute?
The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute (www.cruk.manchester.ac.uk ), an Institute of The University of Manchester (www.manchester.ac.uk ), is a world-leading centre for excellence in cancer research.  The Institute is core funded by Cancer Research UK (www.cancerresearchuk.org ), the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world.  We are currently situated at the Oglesby Cancer Research Building (OCRB) in South Manchester and at the internationally-renowned life sciences campus at Alderley Park in Cheshire England, 15 miles from Manchester, a vibrant and dynamic city surrounded by beautiful countryside.

We are partnered with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (adjacent to the CRUK MI Paterson Building) in South Manchester (www.christie.nhs.uk ), one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe.  These factors combine to provide an exceptional environment in which to pursue basic, translational and clinical research programmes.

Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC)
The MCRC is a partnership between The University of Manchester, Cancer Research UK and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust each with their own outstanding individual reputations. MCRC partners are united in a shared vision to develop and implement a personalised medicine strategy and to translate fundamental cancer research into new treatments for the benefit of patients with cancer. Manchester has become one of two CRUK funded Major Centres in the UK (CRUK Manchester Centre), in recognition of our clear vision, our depth and breadth of translational research and our ambitious plans for the future.

This post will be based at the Oglesby Cancer Research Building (OCRB) in Withington, across from The Christie Hospital.

How to apply?
To apply for this position please complete an application form, along with an equal opportunities form and submit to: jobs@cruk.manchester.ac.uk quoting the reference number above. A cover letter is optional. 

For any informal enquiries about this post, please contact Rachel Chown, email: rachel.chown@manchester.ac.uk  

Our aim is to understand the fundamental basis of cancer and apply that knowledge to developing new treatment strategies for cancer patients.  Our advanced research programmes span a spectrum of cancer research, from the molecular and cellular basis of cancer through to drug discovery, translational research and clinical trials. 

The Institute has access to outstanding laboratory facilities and exceptional core services, including next generation sequencing, microarrays, confocal microscopy, bioinformatics, histology and mass-spectrometry.  

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