Non Clinical - Communications and Engagement Specialist

  • Department Communications Team
  • Salary £35,392.00 – £42,618 per annum
  • Closing Date 27/09/2023
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-CES-159
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Fixed term - 5 months
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

The Communications team provides the full range of corporate internal and external communications, including creative and marketing services, stakeholder and media relations and internal communications for The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.

Under the direction of the Senior Communications Manager, the successful candidate will provide general day-to-day communications and engagement advice and support, including leading internal and external campaigns that utilise a range of different channels for different audiences.

The postholder will be an excellent communicator with experience of running internal, external and digital communications across multiple channels and targeting diverse audiences. You will be technically proficient, with a thorough and up-to-date understanding of the roles of different platforms within an overall communications strategy.

Main duties of the job

Provide a high-standard communications service from start to completion for a wide range of internal and external communications to timescales, deadlines and within budgetary requirements under the guidance of the Senior Communications Manager.

Ensure that all information - from corporate information to news updates and positive messages – can easily flow through the organisation.

Take a proactive approach to communications and engagement, with regular horizon scanning to help the Communications team’s activities have the maximum impact and remain cutting-edge.

Supporting the Chief Communications Officer and wider Communications team in the development and execution of the Trust’s communications plan. This includes taking a project management role in developing strategies and action plans for key corporate priorities and programmes.

Lead and manage digital communications campaigns and projects across the Trust’s external website, internal website and all social media platforms.

Working for your organisation

Flexibility, creativity and collaboration skills are a must. The postholder will be expected to work with internal and external “customers” to understand their requirements, manage their expectations and deliver results in a busy communications service. Collaborating closely with diverse groups and individuals, the ideal candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills, strong diplomacy, influencing skills and self-confidence.

As part of the team, you will be responsible for ensuring that our day-to-day communications activity is delivered on time, to a high quality and with a creative mindset. You will work as part of the team to support a caring and learning culture that supports the service to be the best it can be and enables the Trust to deliver its values.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled job description.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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