Head of External Relations and Engagement

An exciting new senior management position has arisen for a Head of External Relations and Engagement to join the Quadram Institute, based in Norwich, UK.

The role:

The Head of External Relations and Engagement will spearhead the development and delivery of the Quadram Institute’s branding, external communications and engagement strategy. They will manage the Communications team to develop and deliver highly effective strategies, aligned to organisational aims and objectives.

Together with internal and external stakeholders, this role will develop and promote a clear, coherent and consistent internal and external brand, recognised nationally and internationally. Developing a consistent and compelling narrative across all the activities of Quadram Institute

Quadram Institute:

The Quadram Institute is a new £multi-million state-of-the-art food and health research and endoscopy centre. It will be at the forefront of a new interface between food science, gut biology and health, developing solutions to worldwide challenges in food-related disease and human health.

Quadram Institute will be engaged in fundamental and translational food and health research, alongside clinical studies and one of Europe’s largest endoscopy centres, all under one roof. It will work with industry to become a leading international hub for food and health science, combining scientific excellence and clinical expertise, to deliver better patient care whilst accelerating innovation.

The ideal candidate:

The ideal candidate will have a science background and have experience of working at a senior level in marketing and/or communications, preferably in an academic organisation or the biomedical sector. Candidates should be educated to degree level in a relevant subject. A PhD within a science discipline would be advantageous but not essential.

Initially, the post holder will work with consultants to develop and implement a new communications strategy for the Quadram Institute. Therefore, some evidence of the successful development and delivery of communications or marketing strategies is highly desirable.

Additional information:


Salary on appointment will be within the range £48,600 to £59,400 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sectors of society. The Institute supports equality of opportunity within the workplace and expects all employees to share and display these values. To support our commitment, we have a range of family, faith and diversity friendly working arrangements to help all staff achieve excellence in their area of work.

As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy.

Application Closing Date: 
24 April