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Engagement Director

London, England

Company Description

Genomics England successfully led the world-leading 100,000 Genomes Project, which compared and analysed individuals’ genetic codes to help diagnose, treat and prevent illness.

We're now accelerating our impact, working with the NHS to further develop and embed genomic healthcare and research in Britain. Our next chapter involves working with patients, doctors, scientists, government and industry to improve genomic testing, and help researchers access the health data and technology they need to make new medical discoveries and create more effective, targeted medicines for everybody.

Job Description

Our Communications and Engagement Directorate provides advice and leadership for all communications & engagement activity across Genomics England. In the role of Engagement Director, you will work closely with the Chief Communications and Engagement Officer and the Executive Leadership Team, to build relationships with a broad range of external stakeholders to protect and build our reputation, and to engage, inform and educate in the field of genomic science.

As our Engagement Director, you'll be responsible for creating and implementing engagement strategies and annual plans for key stakeholder groups which include ; Government bodies and departments, key NHS stakeholders, Commercial, Clinical and Academic partners, industry bodies, Patients and Participants. Your aim is to educate the general public about the potential of genomic medicine, to dispel myths, to encourage participation, and to increase the uptake of genomic medicine. You will also have responsibility for overseeing strategy development for some exciting new initiatives and will also have a small team of direct reports.

You'll have the opportunity to work with NHSE, DHSC, PHE and other industry bodies with significant interest in genomic science, including Wellcome, ADD and Biobank, to develop a network of focus groups, deliver ongoing content and creative campaigns and provide informed analysis on feedback from external stakeholders to make recommendations on how to manage any developing issues.

Skills & Experience for success:

You'll have extensive experience of successfully designing, planning, managing, delivering and measuring stakeholder engagement plans across a major complex delivery programme. With experience of working in a complex, politically-nuanced organisation and managing multiple stakeholder relationships, you will also be effective at building trusted relationships, negotiating and influencing at executive and board level.

Ideally you will have strong planning, organisational and people skills, including the ability to approach challenges with intellectual rigour, work calmly and flexibly under pressure and manage competing priorities and changing deadlines. You will have the ability to demonstrate solid expertise in promoting and marketing campaigns to targeted audiences, developing supporting collateral and maximising attendance.

You'll also be highly comfortable with media relations and have a sound grasp of digital and social media technologies with a highly creative approach.

Qualifications

No specific qualifications are required

Additional Information

Originally conceived as a project, Genomics England has transformed to meet the long-term opportunities created by our scientific breakthroughs in understanding the Human Genome. Being part of this journey is a reward in itself, however we're pleased to offer our colleagues a great benefits package including:

  • competitive salary
  • 30 days holiday
  • generous pension scheme
  • individual learning budgets for every colleague
  • a raft of other benefits

Talk to our Talent Team and find out how a career with Genomics England will benefit you.

As part of our recruitment process, all successful candidates are subject to a Standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We therefore require applicants to disclose any previous offences at point of application, as some unspent convictions may mean we are unable to proceed with your application due to the nature of our work in healthcare.

Genomics England operates a blended working model as we know our people appreciate the flexibility. We expect most people to come into the office 2 times each month as a minimum. However, this will vary according to role and will be agreed with your team leader. For some people this is 1 day a quarter, for others it is several days a week. There is no expectation that staff will return to the office full time unless they want to. The exception would be some of our roles that would require you to be on site full time e.g., lab teams, reception team.

Our teams and squads have, and will continue to, reflect on what works best for them to work together successfully and have the freedom to design working patterns to suit, beyond the minimum. Our office locations at the moment are Cambridge and Farringdon (London) and in Winter 2022 we are relocating our London office location to Canary Wharf. We will also be expanding our regional offices.

Looking ahead to our move to Canary Wharf, we will be designing our new space with blended working in mind, and with the flexibility to adapt to changing work patterns. During the pandemic we will be following government advice on working from home guidance.

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As part of our recruitment process, all successful candidates are subject to a Standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We therefore require applicants to disclose any previous offences at point of application, as some unspent convictions may mean we are unable to proceed with your application due to the nature of our work in healthcare. This information may be shared with HR and those with a legitimate interest in the hiring process, such as direct line managers. If you do not disclose a conviction that is identified on a DBS check, this may result in an offer of employment being withdrawn. You can contact our Head of Talent Acquisition at [email protected] to discuss the nature and background to any conviction if you wish. Please select below: do you need to disclose a conviction?

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