Communications and Engagement Officer | Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust

Job details
Posting date: 23 April 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £28,407 - £34,581 per annum
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 23 May 2024
Location: Aylesford, ME20 6WT
Company: Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 6196930/380-SS0518

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1 in 4 of us living in the UK will experience mental ill health each year. And when that happens in Kent and Medway, KMPT is there to offer specialist support to the most seriously unwell.

Each year we look after over 2,000 people in our hospitals and 54,000 people in the community. And we can do that because of our 3,700+ staff, who are dedicated to providing the best possible care at what can be one of the most difficult points of a person’s, and their loved ones’, lives.

If you're a talented communications professional with a passion for making a difference - someone who thrives in a busy and fast-paced environment – now is your chance to join our high-performing, friendly team, and play a key role in helping us make every day a better day for our patients. Internally this means focusing on improving staff engagement, and culture and enabling change. Externally this means focusing on improving the Trust’s reputation with its patients, partners, and communities.

You would be joining at a pivotal time as we take forward ambitious plans to improve how we care for our patients, support and empower our staff, and work with our partners. From radically transforming how mental health care is offered to people in the community, to reshaping KMPT’s identity and culture and working better with partners to address health inequalities it’s a really exciting time to be part of the team.

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We're looking for someone to produce high-quality and engaging communications to support both internal and external activity for the people we care for, the people who work for us, and our partners. As part of this, you would be:
• Planning and delivering effective, audience-focused campaigns and events;
• Producing accessible, compelling content, in collaboration with clinical teams and services, that engages target audiences across our channels (which include social media, video, web, print, email, newsletters, leaflets, and marketing materials);
• Managing sensitive issues appropriately and responding to media enquiries effectively, working closely with Trust colleagues where needed; and
• Measuring and evaluating communications activity to extract insight and inform future campaigns or communications projects.

Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.

We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Please refer to the attached job description for full details and the main responsibilities of the role.

This advert closes on Tuesday 7 May 2024

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