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Communications Coordinator & Employee Engagement

91 Park Drive, Milton Park, Oxfordshire, OX14 4RY, UK

Communications Coordinator & Employee Engagement

Join a pioneering biotech with a collegial atmosphere and a passion for harnessing every individual’s unique set of skills in our fight against disease.

At Immunocore, we have a vision to transform the way we understand and treat the most challenging medical conditions of our time, including cancer, autoimmune disorders and infection. In January 2022, in the U.S., we launched the world’s first T-cell receptor therapy, built on a novel technology designed to overcome the limitations of our natural immune systems.

Joining us at the most exciting time in our history, you will be part of a team that values trust and innovation, and that cherishes different ways of thinking.

The role

At the heart of our employee engagement activities, the Communications Coordinator & Employee Engagement will play an important new role at Immunocore. They will work across multiple teams – including communications, HR and senior leadership – to create and implement a vision for the employee experience across all of Immunocore globally. The role holder will have significant scope to lead a suit of engagement initiatives that are aligned with business/communications objectives.

Responsibilities:

  • Develops, organises and carries out employee engagement activities, including internal and external events, virtual seminars and staff case studies.
  • Formalises an employee engagement plan in accordance with the objectives in the internal communications strategy and insights from the staff survey.
  • Participates in and champions the staff perspective communicated via Immunocore’s committee of employee representatives, the People’s Forum.
  • Works closely with the Oxford Site Team and the Human Resources department to understand continual staff needs and establish activities that fulfil and exceed those needs.
  • Supports staff-led volunteer groups – e.g. Sports and Social Club – to enhance their visibility through effective communication and the co-ordination of new and existing activities.
  • Works with the Compliance team to foster effective and compliant relationships with charitable organisations, industry bodies and community groups.
  • Feeds back to senior leadership with insights on staff sentiment, contentment and general welfare.
  • Assists the development and delivery of the internal communications strategy.
  • Supports content generation and leads content editing for the staff intranet.
  • Provides input into and helps deliver enhancements to the staff intranet.
  • Generates ideas and leverages opportunities for external engagement, such as scientific lectures/conferences, outreach activities and collaborative events.
  • Supplies staff-focused content for use on Immunocore’s social media accounts.
  • Other duties commensurate with the role

Qualifications: 

  • An outside-of-the-box thinker able to turn ideas into real activities.
  • Significant event management experience.
  • Ability to juggle the longer-term, ‘big picture’ objectives with immediate deliverables.
  • Project management expertise, demonstrating a meticulous attention to detail and an adaptable approach to changing circumstances.
  • A team-oriented mentality dualled with the ability to work autonomously.
  • Is proactive, shows initiative and is able to work with ambiguity.
  • Confident expressing ideas and the thinking behind them, as well as challenging other perspectives.
  • Comfortable communicating with senior leaders.
  • Natural copywriting ability.
  • An inquisitive personality, always seeking more information and eager to build a more comprehensive understanding.
  • Scientific knowledge or fluency highly beneficial.
  • Graphic design and/or web development skills an advantage.
  • Degree in a related subject, for example Communications, Human Resources, Psychology or Sociology (or equivalent experience).

Lead with Science and Discover What is Within:

  • We Value Entrepreneurship and Diversity
  • Respect, Trust, and Integrity
  • Competitive compensation
  • Private medical and dental benefits.
  • 25 days Annual Leave and Bank Holidays
  • 4x Salary Life Insurance
  • 5% Pension Match
  • Income Protection
  • Parental Leave

 

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