The latest job vacancies available with ALPSP members are listed below. For ALPSP members who would like to advertise a vacancy, please submit the details by email. If you have any questions, please email Lesley Ogg or call +44 (0)1245 260571.

Please note that this service is currently only available to ALPSP members.

Don't forget to look at the ALPSP training courses - learn new strategies and skills to help you develop your career.  Learn more here or contact Melissa Marshall.

< Back to Jobs list

Healthcare Infection Society - Editorial and Production Manager


London (central), UK


06 June 2017

Apply by

04 July 2017


The Editorial and Production Manager (EPM) is a new role within the organisation.  The post-holder will report directly to the CEO and will work closely with the key trustees and the staff team to develop innovative ways to engage with, support and grow the Journal of Hospital Infection (JHI) and our membership. Initially there will be no line management responsibilities associated with the role. 

The EPM will be responsible for the strategic development of the JHI and a new HIS membership magazine.  The EPM will operate with high levels of initiative and drive; bringing a sophisticated understanding of the wider publishing and knowledge environment that HIS is working in, and to develop and deliver new initiatives that will facilitate the growth of HIS membership, the JHI impact and journal sales.

We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic team player who is excited by the prospect of being a key player in a growing membership organisation that is committed to growing and developing its journal. This is a senior role, and the post-holder will be expected to think innovatively, strategically and work with significant autonomy, as well as acting as an ambassador for the organisation. 

We are an organisation with a specialised remit and this role has tremendous potential for the right candidate to shine, develop their career and have significant impact. We are looking for someone ideally with a strong interest in the biological sciences, healthcare (specifically microbiology or infection prevention and control)   who wants to play a pivotal role in developing this unique and important journal and membership organisation. 

At all times, you will need to ensure that editors, authors and members have the best possible experience in their dealings with HIS. We are looking for an engaging communicator with a keen interest in strategic development and analysis.  The candidate should have at least five years’ prior experience of working in a senior role within a publishing/membership organisation. In addition, you will be an organised and creative problem-solver with excellent written and verbal communication skills, plus an in-depth knowledge of publishing. You will be comfortable engaging with, and where required, providing secretariat support to multiple committees comprised of clinicians and researchers.

Key Deliverables:

  • Article and JHI management and production
  • Develop and deliver a JHI strategy
  • Support and engage JHI committees
  • Grow UK and international reach and submissions to the JHI
  • Set annual budgets and working to meet annual targets for growing journal subscriptions
  • Play a key role in the development and subsequent management of the Society’s new membership magazine
  • Ensure support staff and suppliers are  working efficiently and achieving all set deliverables
  • Manage the JHI communications content on the HIS website and social media platforms

Required Skills, Experience and Knowledge:


  • Graduate or post-graduate qualification in a biological science (or equivalent)
  • Experience of working in a (and strong understanding of) publishing role in a learned society
  • Business acumen and marketing abilities
  • Journal/magazine production, website and branding redevelopment experience


  • Significant experience of developing special issues and commissioning
  • Experience of developing editorial boards
  • Demonstrated experience of working with professional committees and working parties
  • Knowledge of compliance, specifically as it relates to financial management and data protection
  • Demonstrated exceptional editing skills and an eagle eye for detail and  accuracy, including thorough fact checking
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritise editorial workflow, including strong forward planning and producing content to strict deadlines

Personal Qualities and Competencies:

  • An in-depth knowledge of editorial management systems
  • Demonstrated ability to act as a Senior ambassador and to represent HIS at conferences nationally and internationally 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Knowledgeable – a good knowledge and keen interest in biology, healthcare or ideally microbiology and infection prevention and control
  • Demonstrated ability to be innovative and come up with new ideas to grow journal submissions
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders
  • Skilled communicator – the ability to communicate effectively and to forge strong relationships with all levels of staff and stakeholders, both internal and external in writing and conversation
  • Demonstrated change and improvement mind set
  • Able to  adapt to constantly developing circumstances and challenges
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and prioritise a complex work load


  • Initial 18-month contract likely to lead to a permanent position
  • Opportunities for national and international travel
  • Pension plan and company benefits
  • Networking opportunities attending conferences, dinners and drinks receptions
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and time off in lieu for weekend work
  • A generous training budget to support your knowledge of the sector as it develops, and your continued professional development

Download Job Description (pdf) here.

About the Healthcare Infection Society

The Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) is a charity (no.1158172) and membership organisation.  Its objectives are to advance knowledge, foster scientific interest and disseminate information about the prevention and control of healthcare associated infections (HCAIs).

HIS membership currently stands at around 1,000.  Members are largely from the medical professions, particularly consultant microbiologists and trainees.  Associate membership is available to nurses and other health professionals with an interest in infection prevention and control.

The Society’s journal, the Journal of Hospital Infection (JHI) is published monthly, and includes original articles that relate to all aspects of infection prevention and control in healthcare settings.   JHI also publishes articles that relate to national policies or guidelines, especially where the subject matter is of international relevance.  HIS offers access to JHI as a membership benefit. The JHI seeks to promote collaboration between the many disciplines in infection control in different countries, resulting in multidisciplinary and international coverage of the latest developments. 

HIS runs courses, conferences and training days that support healthcare professionals to communicate and learn about the latest developments, and foster collaboration in the field of healthcare associated infection prevention and control.

Through its publishing and membership activities HIS has the ability to make a huge impact on the prevention and control of HCAIs, and ultimately improving and safeguarding public health.

Currently the HIS has four full-time staff, all based in our London office and this will grow to six by the end of the year.

Our vision

A world in which HCAIs have been reduced to the lowest possible level

Our mission

To provide healthcare professionals with the information, evidence and skills they need to prevent and control HCAIs

Our values

We believe that:

  • Good science underpins good clinical practice
  • Many HCAIs are preventable through effective multi-disciplinary teamwork
  • Continual professional learning and development is necessary to reduce the incidence of HCAIs
  • Collaboration within and beyond the Society will help to advance and communicate knowledge

Our ambitions

We are an ambitious organisation.  Over the next 5 years we will grow and increase engagement with our professional membership, the clinical and research communities and the general public.  We will develop and run a diverse programme of events, and fund research that will demonstrate that excellent science underpins excellence in clinical practice. We will invest in the Journal of Hospital Infection (JHI) and more closely integrate the journal with the Society. 

To Apply:

The deadline for applications is 5:00 pm on 4 July 2017. Applicants will be required to submit a CV and a covering letter of no more than two A4 pages in length addressing why you would like this post and why you are perfect for this role.

Interviews will take place the week commencing 10 July 2017.

All applications and any queries should be addressed directly to Dr Kay Miller, Chief Executive


£35-£45k based on experience. This role is full-time, based in our central London office in King’s Cross.

Delegates at a Training Seminar

ALPSP members can submit details of job vacancies for £125 (plus VAT where applicable) per vacancy. They will be advertised on the website for one month. Any questions? Contact Lesley Ogg.