British Heart Foundation

Head of Health Content

19 Aug 2019
16 Sep 2019
7342 (600100)
Full Time
Contract Type

Are you a Health Content professional looking to make an impact on the work of the British Heart Foundation?

We're recruiting for a new Head of Health Content to lead and grow our highly capable Health Content function which provides high quality and innovative information services to people affected by heart and circulatory disease and those caring for them.

About the role

You'll build on our award winning patient information and Heart Matters Magazine portfolio, as well as our evidence based best practice portfolio for healthcare professionals, whilst also exploring and testing new, innovative ways of improving our information and supporting our offer in health and care settings.

You'll be a key part of our Senior Management team and will work with colleagues across the BHF, in particular in marketing and communications, as we explore new ways to reach more people, with greater impact, involving more people in their heart and circulatory health and care and in the work of the BHF. Ultimately this will improve health outcomes and help ensure that the BHF strengthens its position as the nation's heart charity.

About you

You'll have a professional qualification in content production, journalism, creative writing or media studies or equivalent experience as well as digital fluency with a contemporary understanding of how the digital environment can be optimised to deliver content.

With demonstrable experience of producing high quality content in a multimedia format for diverse audiences you'll have experience of producing content on a diverse range of subjects despite not having expert knowledge of those subjects (for example content on types cardiovascular disease or medical research).

To succeed in this role you'll have the following skills and experience:
* Excellent communication, presentation and influencing skills, including with stakeholders at very senior levels
* Strategic analytical skills, able to frame problems and solutions in a logical fashion
* A high degree of empathy and compassion for patient and public issues
* The ability to embrace and deal with ambiguity and complexity and to be open to creativity in leading and bringing about effective change
* Strong leadership skills, with the ability to motivate and support a team with a wide range of professional backgrounds

About us

When you work at the British Heart Foundation, you become a part of medical history. Part of a world leading organisation that has played a role in decades of life saving breakthroughs, from heart transplants and pacemakers to stents and clot busting drugs. And we're not about to stop any time soon. We are here to beat heartbreak forever. To stop heart and circulatory diseases devastating families. And if you want to help us get there sooner, you could be the Head of Health Content we need.

How to apply

To apply for this role please click through to our website for further details. Our process involves submitting your CV and a supporting statement, which should outline your interest and explain how you meet the role criteria.

British Heart Foundation recognises and respects the value and diversity of all.

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