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Closing date: 13 December 2021

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NIHR Senior SEO Specialist

Are you an experienced and collaborative web professional with an excellent understanding of search engine optimisation and of how to optimise content to meet corporate and user needs? Do you have a strong combination of writing skills, project management expertise and technical knowledge? An opportunity has arisen to join the team that’s transforming the National Institute for Health Research’s corporate website into an accessible, engaging and high-ranking platform for NIHR’s diverse audiences.

You will be part of a central communications team that works closely with coordinating centre communications teams, achieving change through influencing skills rather than through a traditional hierarchical structure. This is a hands-on role requiring energy, tenacity and emotional intelligence.

Your organisational base will be the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) Coordinating Centre (which is provided jointly by the University of Leeds and Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust) and your direct report will be to the NIHR Director of Communications. Your employer will be the University of Leeds and you will be based in London or Leeds. In the first instance, this post is offered on a 12-month fixed-term basis.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Sarah Fryett, NIHR Website Lead

Tel: 023 8059 4187


The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The School of Medicine holds a Gold Athena Swan award. We are committed to being an inclusive Medical School that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.

Location: Leeds or London

Faculty/Service: Faculty of Medicine & Health

School/Institute: NIHR CRNCC

Section: NIHR CRN - Leeds or London Office

Category: Professional & Managerial

Grade: Grade 7

Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 p.a. plus London weighting of £4,636 where applicable

Working Time: 1.0 Full-time Equivalent

Post Type: Full Time

Contract Type: Fixed Term (12 months as there is a temporary need for the input of a specialist practitioner.)

Release Date: Thursday 18 November 2021

Closing Date: Sunday 12 December 2021

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Reference: MHNCC1359

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