PenARC Communications and Research Information Manager

This post is available between 0.6FTE to full time, available from 1 April 2021 on a fixed term basis until 31 March 2023.

Summary of the role
The College of Medicine and Health (CMH) is seeking to appoint a Communications and Research Information Manager. You will play a significant role in supporting the work of the National Institute of Health Research’s Applied Research Collaboration within the South West Peninsula ( You will be responsible for the day to day management of research information and communications projects and will be expected to work with internal researchers, senior research team leads and external partners effectively. In addition, the post holder will be part of the management of NIHR PenARC, acting as the lead of Research Information and Communications when necessary and providing advice and expertise on related activities.

You can view the Job Description and Person Specification document here.

NIHR Applied Research Collaboration South West Peninsula (PenARC)
In 2018 The NIHR launched a new competition to designate and fund NIHR Applied Research Collaborations (NIHR ARCs), a new approach to the NIHR CLAHRCs of previous years. The ARC South West Peninsula (PenARC) was successfully designated and has received £11 million for five years.

The funding is part of a £135 million government investment in health research aimed at tackling the biggest challenges the health and care system faces including dementia, obesity and mental health. A total of fifteen partnerships across England, made up of NHS organisations, social care services, leading academics, innovators, and local authorities, have been awarded funding through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) for ground-breaking new projects that will address the increasing demands on the NHS and give patients greater independence and choice about how they manage their healthcare.

NIHR ARCs are successors to CLAHRCs NIHR Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRCs).

For more information about our work please visit our website:

Further information
Please contact Jo Shuttleworth [email protected]

Interviews will be held on the week commencing 19 April.

We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.

This role may be subject to additional background screening.