Communications Manager (Grants / Fundraising)

Central London
28 May 2019
25 Jun 2019
Candidate Services
Contract Type
Part Time
Communications Manager (Grants / Fundraising) 

Position: Grants Communications Manager 
Location: WC1N, Central London 
Job type: Part Time, Fixed Term Contract 12 Months 
Hours: 15 to 25 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 Friday 28 June 2019 

About the Role: 

Are you a skilled and enthusiastic science communicator? 

Then we need you to join our team! Come and help us shout about the amazing impact Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity (GOSH Charity) is having on the lives of seriously ill children. 

We are looking for a Grants Communications Manager to cover a period of maternity. This role offers a rare chance to work part-time in this field and a flexible working pattern, so long as the postholder can commit to 15 - 25 hours per week. The charity also has a flexible approach to working, with core hours of 10am to 4:30pm and the opportunity to work remotely for some of the week. 

This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in communicating the importance, impact and long-term vision of a large and varied programme of scientific and clinical charitable activity, to internal fundraisers, supporters and the public. 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 scientific and medical research; showcasing the hospital’s rebuilding and refurbishment programme; showing the importance of funding innovative medical equipment; and demonstrating the difference that supporting the well-being of patients, families and staff makes. 

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 stakeholder 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 

About the Charity 

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. 

How to Apply 

Please click on the apply button in the top right-hand corner where you will be taken to a short application form to complete. You are encouraged to include a cover letter with your application and should refer to the ‘Application and Interview FAQs’ on the career section of our website before you apply. 

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.

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