An exciting opportunity for a Knowledge & Evidence Editor to join us to cover a period of maternity leave, supporting the Services, Policy and Evidence team in producing and promoting Crohn’s & Colitis UK’s award-winning information. This includes our evidence-based printed publications, web content, research summaries, videos and other digital materials to support and empower everyone affected by Crohn’s and Colitis.
You will work with healthcare professionals to increase awareness and distribution of our information, ensuring that it meets the needs of people with Crohn’s and Colitis, and is marketed, promoted and disseminated effectively to people who need it.
Our office is located in Hatfield, Herts, however, like many organisations we are all currently working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, although previously we were largely office based. Due to the experience we have gained during this period, consideration will be given to requests for working from home arrangements.
You will have experience of interpreting research studies and complex evidence and judging the quality of a research study. You will have translated complex medical and health content into easy to understand, engaging and accessible information, as well as researching medical based information and converting this into health, care or support information for a variety of audiences. Your excellent verbal and written communication skills and experience of working to brand and information production guidelines will certainly help you in this role. You'll be confident working on both web-based and printed content, including uploading content to a website and liaising with designers and printers. A high level of accuracy and close attention to detail is a must.
You will also be highly organised and efficient with the ability to manage a wide range of tasks and work well under pressure.
- Consult with medical experts, charity staff and people affected by Crohn’s and Colitis to produce information about all aspects of the conditions, from the research stage to printing and web uploading. Ensure resources are based on the most recent and high-quality research evidence, cover a wide range of experiences and approaches, and are written in an accessible manner.
- Project manage new ventures in written, digital or other appropriate formats to ensure people affected by Crohn’s and Colitis have the information they need in the format of their choice, in line with Crohn’s & Colitis UK’s production policies and brand guidelines.
- Update and maintain Crohn’s & Colitis UK’s repository of evidence on the conditions. Distil and translate data into usable and engaging formats for internal or external audiences. Support staff across the charity to utilise evidence-based facts and statistics in all charity activities.
- Increase distribution of Crohn’s & Colitis UK’s information by working with the communications team to promote resources using digital, video and social networking platforms. Develop relationships with healthcare professionals to increase awareness.
- Assist in developing measures to seek feedback and evaluate the impact of Crohn’s & Colitis UK’s resources. Implement any changes to our information in light of feedback.
- Develop your knowledge and understanding of Crohn’s and Colitis in order to respond to enquiries about our information, and fact-check content for teams across the charity. Keep up-to-date with relevant research through reading medical journals and attending conferences, identifying gaps/possibilities for Crohn’s & Colitis UK information and ways of distributing or disseminating resources.
- Support the Knowledge and Evidence Manager to plan and arrange the design and printing of our publications, making best use of charity resources to achieve maximum impact and reach. Liaise with and oversee the work of suppliers and external agencies, such as printers, designers and freelance writers.
- Work with the digital team to develop and maintain Crohn's & Colitis UK's information pages on the Crohn's & Colitis UK website, in line with agreed policies.
- Attend and assist at any meetings or events as may reasonably be required by the Knowledge and Evidence Manager. This may include promoting information at patient days at hospitals, and charity events.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.