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Senior Communications Manager - Mental Health

Posted: 11 Feb 2020 Closes: 10 Mar 2020
London Negotiable
Permanent & Full-time 811BR_1581426081

We're a global charitable foundation, both politically and financially independent. We support researchers, take on big health challenges, campaign for better science, and help everyone get involved with science and health research. In the next five years, we aim to spend up to £5 billion helping thousands of curious, passionate people all over the world explore ideas in science, population health, medical innovation, the humanities and social sciences and public engagement.

We make sure we know what counts as success and we focus on getting it done. Will you lead Wellcome's campaign on youth anxiety and depression?

We're looking for an enthusiastic Senior Communications Manager to help us establish a major Wellcome campaign on youth anxiety and depression.

Wellcome's Mental Health Priority Area has an ambitious five-year plan to change the way mental health research is conducted - with your help we will establish a mental health super-science which draws on a broad range of academic and research traditions enabling the development of a new generation of treatments and approaches. Through our campaign, and our campaign partnerships with others, we will also raise the issue of youth anxiety and depression up the global agenda and establish research for mental health as a priority for investment by governments, business and social investment.

If you want to deliver a global campaign with a tangible impact on an issue of global importance this role might be for you.
We need a Senior Communications Manager, with a first-rate strategic mind, excellent leadership abilities and the communications know-how to lead and deliver a global campaign at pace and at scale.

To be successful, you'll need to have:

  • Excellent experience developing and implementing communications and campaign strategies achieving impact through policy and practice change, preferably at an international scale
  • Proven ability to build collaborative relationships with colleague and external partners across a range of communications and influencing professions
  • Experience procuring and managing freelancers and agencies and making (or managing delivery of) significant campaign and communication grants
  • The ability to hit the ground running working with an established core mental health team and to work at pace to raise our campaigning voice and partnerships
  • Evidenced experience and commitment to learning and continuous improvement, both in your own work and in the delivery of an integrated campaign

Candidates may wish to review these blogs about Wellcome's approach to integrated campaigns and to campaign leadership.

To view the full job description, click here.

If you are interested in the role, make sure when submitting your application a cover letter has been included addressing your motivations and relevant skills for this role.

Diversity and Inclusion is a priority at Wellcome. We are committed to cultivating a fair and healthy environment, where everyone can be themselves and thrive. We are happy to discuss flexible working options for all roles. We work to ensure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition. If you would like us to make adjustments during the application process, please contact us at .

Salary c. £50,000

Applications to be received by 1159pm on 08-Mar-2020



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