Non Clinical - Digital Communications and Marketing Lead

  • Department Communications
  • Salary £31,365.00 – £37,890 per annum
  • Closing Date 16/06/2021
  • Location Shrewsbury Business Park
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-DCL-306
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Digital Communications and Marketing Lead to support the People Services department, providing expert advice developing and delivering on a communication and marketing/social media strategy to promote key factors of our People Plan. You will ideally have previous experience in communications, engagement, and marketing and social media development. 

Main duties of the job

The post holder will lead the communications and marketing activities of the HR function and will take responsibility for website, intranet, social media activity and any associated microsite. Previous experience within communications and marketing within a large complex organisation would be an advantage but equally important is the ability to work proactively and the flexibility to adapt to changing environments.

Working for our organisation

The role is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic HR/People team with primary focus to lead on communications and marketing for the People team, supporting Head of Resourcing to develop and drive Employer brand awareness, working with our People and OD Director to create and execute a communication strategy including other HR key projects across the department an demonstrate excellent communications skills.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person specification


Essential criteria

Postgraduate qualification in relevant specialism
Evidence of Continuing Professional Development

Desirable criteria

Project / programme management qualification
Master’s degree or equivalent level experience.

Knowledge and Experience

Essential criteria

Knowledge of Communication and engagement best practice
Significant experience of working in the specialised field of media and communications
Experience of identifying and using the most appropriate communications channels to support internal and external communications objectives
Experience of producing information for a wide range of stakeholders, including the public – e.g. newsletters, leaflets, brochures – including knowledge and experience of commissioning print, design and photography.
Experience of desktop publishing packages and HTML and other software’s.
Experience of events management and engagement
Experience of working in complex organisations and delivering communication projects.

Desirable criteria

Relevant experience within a large commercial complex sector

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.

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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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