Regional Deputy Head of Strategic Communications | NHS England and NHS Improvement

Job details
Posting date: 13 April 2021
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £63,751 - £73,664 per annum
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 13 May 2021
Location: London, Horley, Reading, Oxford or Southampton, SE1 8UG
Company: NHS England
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 3070238/990-1-EI4826-SE

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Are you an experienced communications professional and leader who wants to be part of a high performing NHS communications team? We have an exciting opportunity to join a team of committed, passionate and hard-working individuals who want to make a difference.

We are looking for an experienced communicator to join our team in the South East to help promote and protect the reputation of the NHS in the region, working with NHS organisations, stakeholders and partners to contribute to delivery of safe, high quality care.

Deputy Regional Head of Communications (8C)

As part of a 24/7 professional communications team, the Deputy Head of Communications in the region, will provide leadership for an experienced communications team responsible for managing, protecting and enhancing the reputation of the NHS through clear and coherent messaging. You will work strategically to use established channels to greatest effect and help innovate the way we communicate and engage to ensure an inclusive, professional and coordinated approach that contributes to delivery of the priorities in the South East; including the ongoing response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

You should have excellent writing skills and experience of delivering high-quality communications for different audiences. You will need to build and maintain key relationships with internal and external stakeholders and work with communications colleagues across the six Integrated Care Systems in the South East. With experience in implementing and evaluating proactive, integrated campaigns you‘ll need to be creative, thoughtful, well organised and confident working independently. You will need to be comfortable working flexibly across proactive and reactive work to support delivery of all team priorities.

This role requires an enthusiastic candidate with excellent communications skills, relevant experience and a ‘can do’ attitude.

Location: London (Wellington House), Horley (York House), Reading (Premier House), Oxford (Jubilee House) or Southampton (Oakley Road).

The successful candidate has the option for their formal office base to be at one of our regional offices, although due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the team is currently working remotely. However, the team covers the whole of the South East and when appropriate, there will be an occasional requirement to travel to other locations within the region.

Interviews will take place on Friday, 30th April and shortlisted candidates will be given at least 48 hours notice

This advert closes on Sunday 25 Apr 2021

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