National joint Registry (NJR) Communication Engagement Manager

Published: 21 Dec 2023

Closing date for applications: 30 Jan 2024 17:00

Location: UK, home-based

Salary: Circa £37,000

Details: Full time permanent

Are you seeking an exciting new opportunity to help drive communications activity within a vital healthcare organisation? Would you value the chance to be part of a new stakeholder engagement function?…….if so, we would love to hear from you.

The mission of the National Joint Registry is to collect and analyse high quality and relevant data about joint replacement surgery in order to provide timely warnings of issues relating to patient safety. In a continuous drive to improve patient outcomes and to ensure the quality and value of joint replacement surgery, we will monitor and report on outcomes, and enable and support related orthopaedic research. The NJR is the largest orthopaedic  and one of the most influential healthcare registries in the world with a significant international profile. It is managed by the NJR Steering Committee, designated as an NHS England ‘expert committee’ and reports through the NJR Chairman to NHS England.

The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) hosts the National Joint Registry which is managed as a separate entity. HQIP is an independent organisation established to promote quality in healthcare and in particular to increase the impact that clinical audit has on health care improvement. HQIP manages NHS clinical work programmes on behalf of NHS England and other devolved nations. This includes the National Clinical Audit & Patient Outcome Programme (NCAPOP) which consists of over forty National Clinical Audits and clinical outcome review programmes.  We are supported by three parent organisations:  the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, The Royal College of Nursing and National Voices.

Communication Engagement Manager (NJR) 

We are a small, supportive team working in an often fast-paced environment and are seeking a Communication Engagement Manager to join us. You will be a key member of the NJR team, supporting our collaborative development of communication and stakeholder activity.

The main role is in managing relevant work within the communication team including:

  • Managing recruitment and launch activity for our newly-formed Patient Network
  • Facilitating the drafting of content for articles and press releases
  • Developing newsletters and e-bulletins
  • Developing content for our Annual Report alongside our Editorial Committee
  • Social media management
  • Stakeholder engagement content development
  • Supporting meetings with a range of stakeholders, for example, the organising of, attending and recording of minutes for committee meetings.

This is a remote-based role, with the occasional requirement to travel to work meetings. Work will involve interacting with the Associate Director of Communication and Stakeholder Engagement, the Communication and Design Manager, the NJR Director and Deputy Director of Operations, and with other members of the NJR Management Team to collaborate on activities and for relevant support, resources and content to enable us to effectively communicate and deliver on a range of NJR activities.

As the largest orthopaedic registry in the world, we have a lot to be proud about, so you’ll play an important role in helping to raise our profile, as we continue to celebrate our 20th anniversary. If you have previous experience in a similar communication role, with a broad set of skills, we would love to hear from you – download the job description to find out more about this exciting opportunity.

How to apply                                                     

To apply, please download a copy of the job description and application form from the HQIP website and return the completed application form, together with the Declaration of Interest to [email protected].  CVs sent without a completed application form will not be accepted.

For all roles you will be asked to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK at application and throughout the duration of your employment. (Please note that HQIP is unable to sponsor candidates at any stage of the application process /during employment.)

Closing date for applications: 5pm on 30 January 2024

Interviews are planned for:  w/c 19 February 2024

Due to the high volume of applications, feedback will only be given to shortlisted applicants.

Further information

For further information about the role, please contact Deirdra Taylor at [email protected]