Communications Manager - MLA & Communications Manager - Strategy (2 posts) (GMC3441)

Communications Manager - MLA & Communications Manager - Strategy (2 posts)

We’re looking for two talented Communications Managers who will each make a distinct contribution to developing and delivering an innovative communications strategy for an important and developing programme. You’ll raise the profile of our new Medical Licensing Assessment (MLA) with medical schools, medical students and other partners across the four countries of the UK.

This is a great opportunity to shape the conversation about the MLA, using your strategic comms management expertise to plan and deliver innovative campaigns. Each Manager will develop distinct, yet complementary strategies, focussed on specific audiences. You’ll define key messages and create all kinds of engaging content to reach our stakeholders across a range of channels, including our website, social media, videos and blogs. You’ll also be able to produce briefings, and develop a in depth understanding of a complex policy and stakeholder environment to enable you to contribute to the wider governance of this important programme.

We’re looking for two comms all-rounders. You may have experience of delivering marketing campaigns, but you must be a great networker and relationship builder who has delivered complex, long-term projects. Some healthcare or further education knowledge would be ideal. But we’re more interested in your ability to connect with diverse audiences and bring together a variety of teams. An excellent communicator, project manager, problem solver and decision maker, you should also have a track record of managing comms for high profile change programmes.

The General Medical Council (GMC) helps to protect patients and improve medical education and practice in the UK by setting standards for students and doctors. We support them in achieving (and exceeding) those standards, and take action when they are not met. 

This role is the opportunity to work within one of the largest healthcare regulators within the UK. In return, you’ll benefit from being part of an organisation that is genuinely committed to its people. We offer an attractive benefits package that includes a 15% employer contribution pension scheme, and a generous holiday allowance. To find out more about what we offer, click here. 

We strongly believe that diversity of background and experience contributes to a broader collective perspective that will consistently lead to us being a better regulator. We are working hard to increase the diversity of our staff, and also the diversity of those we work with wherever we can and we would actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

If you’re a creative thinker looking to make the most of your comms and marketing expertise - help us to improve patient care across the UK.


Please state in your reason for application whether it is the MLA or Strategy post that you are interested in.

The GMC is a charity registered in England and Wales (1089278) and Scotland.


Education and Standards
Job function
London or Manchester
London up to 48k, Manchester up to 41k
Closing date
Sunday 2nd February 2020, late applications will not be accepted
Assessment date
1st stage interviews will take place 13/14th February 2020, 2nd stage interviews will take place 21st February 2020.
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