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Communications Manager - Grants (Fundraising) posted by Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity

Central London

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Communications Manager - Grants (Fundraising)

Every day brings new challenges at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Every day, over 600 seriously ill children from across the UK arrive for life-changing treatments. Every day, young lives hang in the balance as patients, families and staff battle the most complex illnesses. And every day, the brightest minds come together to achieve pioneering medical breakthroughs that change the lives of thousands of children – and change the world. This extraordinary hospital has always depended on charitable support to give seriously ill children the best chance to fulfil their potential. Without donations, Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity can't help fund ground-breaking research, advanced equipment, child and family support services, and the rebuilding and refurbishment of wards and medical facilities. Our staff help to raise these vital funds for the hospital. A better future for seriously ill children starts with you.

Recently awarded with a 'Best Companies 2-star accreditation' and placed number 17 on the 2019 Sunday Times Best 100 Not-for-Profit Companies list - we offer a range of attractive benefits including; a flexible approach to working, 30 days holiday, life assurance, enhanced employer pension contributions, and a discounted season ticket loan.

Position: Grants Communications Manager
Location: WC1N, Central London
Job type: Full Time, 12-Month Fixed Term Contract
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £Competitive
Benefits: 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays, generous pension scheme, flexible working, discounted season ticket loan and many more!

Closing date: 5pm on Wednesday 18 December 2019

About the role:

Are you a skilled and enthusiastic science communicator?

Then you're just who we're looking for. Come and help us show the world the impact Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity (GOSH Charity) is having on the lives of seriously ill children across the UK and around the globe.

We are looking for a full-time Grants Communications Manager to join our dynamic team on a 12-month fixed term contract. By helping to shape and drive communications that highlight the importance, impact and long-term vision of a large and varied programme of scientific and clinical charitable activity, your main role will be to work in partnership with internal fundraisers to help inspire and steward their audiences.

This role will have you working across the charity, the hospital and its research partner, the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH) to gather and share information, and will make you an instrumental player in:

- Translating varied and vibrant programme of scientific and medical research.
- Showcasing the hospital's quest to create state-of-the-art hospital environments that benefit children's recoveries, combined with the latest technology to enhance diagnosis and treatment.
- Demonstrating the fundamental importance of our services to support the well-being of patients and their families; and why investing in GOSH staff is so important.

About the Team:

The Grants Team has three main responsibilities: allocating funding in a rigorous manner; evaluating the impact of charitable funding; and communicating the difference it makes to the lives of children.
We are a team of eight, but you will be working as part of a sub-team of three responsible for the communications aspect. Our mission is to help the organisation raise more money and fund more life-changing grants by co-creating content that inspires and engages our audiences.

About you:

You will be a creative, enthusiastic and autonomous worker with excellent stake-holder management and influencing skills. Being able to establish credible and effective working relationships is critical in this cross-organisational role. The ability to quickly understand complex scientific and clinical concepts and translate them into concise, interesting and inspiring documents and presentations is also essential.

Specifically, you will need to have:

- A basic life sciences degree.
- Experience of networking and liaising with scientific, clinical and research communities.

Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis and we reserve the right to close the role prior to the closing date, should a suitable applicant be found. Therefore, you are encouraged to apply right away, to avoid disappointment.

Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are unfortunately only able to inform shortlisted candidates of the outcome of their application. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. If your application is not successful, we hope that you will not be discouraged and will still apply for other suitable vacancies in the future.

You may have experience of the following: Grants Communications Manager, Communications Manager, Marketing Manager, Marketing Communications Manager, Marcomms, Relationship Manager, Partnership Manager, Grants Manager, Fundraising Manager, Research Communications Manager, Science Communicator, Scientific Communications Manager, Life Sciences, Clinical Research, Scientific Research, Medical Research, Charity, Third Sector, NFP, etc.

Ref: 90456



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