Companies you'll love to work for

Director, Communications



Marketing & Communications
London, UK · Cambridge, UK · Oxford, UK
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024


Oxford or Cambridge ~ with a blend of 20-40% in office and the rest flexible to remote working within the UK.

About Us

We're a pioneering health tech company that aims to revolutionise the future of healthcare. We're all about enhancing the patient journey, particularly for those common diseases that affect most people and take up most of our precious healthcare resources.

Our secret weapon? Genomics! We use it to power our tools and systems, improving every step of the patient pathway. From preventing diseases to screening, diagnosing, treating, and even developing new medicines - we've got it covered.

But we're not stopping there. Our vision is a world where everyone benefits from our genomic technology, helping folks and entire populations to live longer, healthier lives. So, if that all sounds exciting, come join us!

A Day in the Life

You will be responsible for managing and executing corporate communications initiatives spanning both the UK and US regions, including leading public relations and public affairs efforts aimed at building our reputation among a wide range of stakeholders across sectors such as politics, policy-making, healthcare, science, business, trade, as well as entities like the NHS and the wider healthcare industry.

You will oversee strategy, planning, and budgeting, and work to define, write, and execute our communication strategy. You will manage the external communications agency relationship in the UK and in the US.

Working across both PR and PA, you will handle public and media relations, maximising inbound opportunities, and identifying new avenues to enhance the company’s visibility across various markets. On the public affairs side, you will monitor policy developments, engage with stakeholders, and compose submissions to inquiries and calls for evidence.

Additionally, you will create a communications and content plan for the business, mapping stakeholders, managing crises, foster a PR-literate culture internally, and establish processes for external communications within the company.

Who you are

  • Experience of science or health public relations, ideally with some exposure to commercial genetics markets.

  • Adept at assimilating complex scientific and technical information and effectively communicating key messages to a range of audiences.

  • Skilled storyteller who can translate complex business messages into relevant and engaging content.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with various communication mediums: traditional media, social media, digital communications, printed materials, and blogs.

  • Experience in dealing with media and journalists and an in-depth understanding of the UK and/or US media landscape

So what's in it for you?

Competitive compensation: Our salaries are externally benchmarked annually to ensure you receive compensation that aligns with the market. In addition, this role comes with an equity offering.

Generous Holiday Allowance: 25 days of annual leave, an additional 3-day company shutdown at the end of the year, plus bank holidays. More time for you to unwind and enjoy.

Invest in Your Future: Take advantage of our training and development opportunities, from regular training courses to access to a wide range of L&D materials. We're committed to helping you grow and succeed!

Wellbeing: Join a company that values you at work and outside work. We offer a range of benefits, including a pension that increases every year that you work here, comprehensive health insurance for you and your family, critical illness coverage, and life insurance. We also offer enhanced paid family leave.

An inclusive workplace: Genomics wholeheartedly embraces and champions Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) initiatives. We foster an inclusive environment through various means, such as our 'All in Club,' a platform where we come together to celebrate, engage in meaningful discussions, and create awareness. Additionally, we offer our 'Bank Your Bank Holiday' program, allowing you to exchange public holidays for dates that hold personal or cultural significance to you. It's our way of ensuring that every member of our community feels valued and included.

Charity giving: Make a difference with our payroll giving scheme. Donate to your favourite charities tax-free and help make the world a better place!

Green Commute: Join our cycle-to-work scheme and enjoy a healthier, eco-friendly commute. We are also conveniently located by major transport hubs so public transport is a snip. It's good for you and the planet!

Would you like to learn more? Great, we’d love to chat. Please reach out for more information and to see if this opportunity is right for you!

Genomics plc is dedicated to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Genomics plc politely requests no contact from recruitment agencies. We do not accept speculative CVs from recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.