Vacancy: Communication Coordinator for the Learning Disability Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme

The School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol welcomes applications for a Communication Coordinator for the Learning Disability Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme.

This is a full time, open ended post with fixed term funding until 31 May 2019.

This post supports the National Learning Disabilities Mortality Review Programme funded by NHS England and based at the Norah Fry Centre for Disability Studies, within the School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol.

The aim of the programme is to help improve the quality of health and social care service delivery for people with learning disabilities and to reduce premature mortality and health inequalities in this population, through national and local mortality case review. The programme supports localities across England to review the deaths of all people with learning disabilities aged 4 years and over. The findings from the reviews enable health and social care professionals, commissioners and policy makers to identify learning and make recommendations to reduce the overall burden of excess premature mortality for people with learning disabilities; identify variation and best practice; and make service improvements.

The Communications Coordinator will be the lynchpin for liaison between the LeDeR programme and the public, for publicity about the programme itself, and for sharing programme outputs. They will have a key role in planning and delivering communications to and with key groups, such as people with learning disabilities and their families, care providers and professionals.

You should have proven experience in a communication environment; evidence of producing high quality and effective multi-media communications; evidence of compelling storytelling via publications and in person; an understanding of the communication needs of people with learning disabilities and their families; and excellent writing, copy-editing skills, IT and web skills. You should also have a good honours degree or equivalent in communications, public relations or similar field and the ability to travel widely throughout England as required, sometimes staying away from home overnight. The Programme itself entails work that may have considerable emotional content, so resilience and a positive approach to life are essential.

The closing date for applications is midnight on 22 April 2018.

To apply and for copies of the job description please visit:

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Pauline Heslop, Professor of Intellectual Disabilities Studies, School for Policy Studies (tel: 0117 3310973 or email:

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.