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Assistant Editor

NHS TCS 2019: Band 6

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Assistant editor
NHS TCS 2019: Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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St Chad's Court
£30,401 per annum
12/01/2020 23:59
Interview date

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Health Education England (HEE) exists to support the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England by ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and in the right place.


HEE’s Genomics Education Programme (GEP) has been set up to meet the emerging education needs of healthcare staff from across the professions who are delivering genomic medicine to patients, initially to support the 100,000 Genomes Project and more recently the new NHS Genomic Medicine Service.


The postholder will join the GEP’s content development team, providing specialist editorial expertise to facilitate the development of a range of predominantly web-based educational resources (such as articles, guides, factsheets, e-learning modules, infographics, animations, films and podcasts) and communications material (such as social media posts, event presentations and promotional material). Activity will include, for example, copywriting, copyediting, reviewing and refining scripts and storyboards, devising ideas for images and videos, and creating, updating and publishing content online. The postholder will work collaboratively with the wider programme team, comprising scientific, clinical, educational, communications and project management specialists. They will also liaise with external suppliers such as film production and design agencies, as well as subject matter experts from across the NHS and academia.


The postholder will demonstrate first-rate communication and creative skills, with a proven track record in professional web-based publishing and/or educational resource development. They will be experienced in managing creative projects from start to finish, including planning, writing, commissioning, reviewing and editing content. While in-depth knowledge of genomics is not essential, an interest in healthcare, science and education is important. The postholder will need to be skilled in working with complex material, and able to understand and translate it into engaging, high-quality educational content for our varied audience groups. They will also communicate effectively with colleagues and stakeholders: building positive relationships, guiding and influencing contributors, and navigating challenging situations with diplomacy and professionalism. They will also be proficient in a range of digital tools, from Microsoft Office to online content management systems, and ideally will have some experience with graphic design software. Last but not least, the postholder will demonstrate a patient-centred approach, with a commitment to high quality and best practice in all their work.


The post is based in Health Education England’s offices in Birmingham, with occasional travel to other locations in the UK for meetings and events.


Applicants will commence at the bottom of Band 6 with a full-time starting salary of £30,401, with pay step increases as detailed below: After 2 years’ service: £33,176 After 5 years’ service £37,890

These salaries are offered in accordance with NHS Terms and Conditions and the HEE Pay Progression Policy and are subject to annual cost of living review.



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Further details / informal visits contact

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact:

Áine Kelly, Managing Editor – Genomics Education Programme,, 0121 695 2304