Communications Lead

£49000 - £56000 per annum
07 February 2019
26 February 2019
Isabella Cardy
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time
A leading NHS Trust in London are looking for a mid level Communication specialist to lead on the strategy and all external and internal communications. It is for 12 months and the role is a band 8a position.

Client Details

A leading NHS Trust based in West London


* Develop and manage a comprehensive and dynamic communications strategy and action plan for the trust

* Manage internal communications across the full range of communications activities and facilitate close working and information sharing between the communication teams

* Source and share appropriate content for internal publications, briefings, events and (internal) digital media.

* Chair Collaboration communications steering group meetings.

* Advise medical directors on organisation-wide communications activities, recognising that any approach will need to be tailored for each individual organisation.

* In conjunction with communications directors, provide strategic communications advice to the programme team and senior leaders on internal and external stakeholder engagement activities.

* Ensure appropriate and consistent stakeholder communications are delivered at all times.

* Manage the planning, implementation and budget for the trust's communications strategy and functions.

* Lead the communications strategy around the development of the Strategic and Full Business Cases


* Substantial experience of working in public relations or a communications environment, preferably within an NHS, Academic or Research setting

* Demonstrable experience of developing story and campaign ideas

* Familiar with the principles of web usability and accessibility

* Senior level management experience within a complex organisation

* Significant influencing and persuasion skills

* Proven experience of creating opportunities and working collaboratively with internal and external partners

* Significant experience of leading and managing staff

* Experience of programme development and subsequent implementation

* Experience of managing a budget

* Able to work with ambiguity in a changing environment

Job Offer

- 12 month contract

- Band 8a role

-Focused and hardworking team

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