Salary: £28,407 - £34,581 a year

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NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Communications & Engagement
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
164-5880453
Site
Queen’s Medical Centre
Town
Nottingham
Salary
£28,407 - £34,581 PA
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59

Job overview

This is a fast-paced, challenging and rewarding role, working in one of the top five biggest NHS teaching Trust’s in the country and the home of Channel 4’s award-winning 24 Hours in A&E.

If you’re looking for a chance to be creative, produce engaging copy and enhance your reputation management skills, then this is the job for you.

Our teams at NUH make a difference every day. We save lives, we improve lives and we usher in new life. We are proud to play a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of people in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire and our surrounding communities.

We provide a range of national and internationally renowned specialist services and we are at the forefront of new surgical procedures and research programmes. We are home to the East Midlands Major Trauma Centre, Nottingham Children’s Hospital and in partnership with the University of Nottingham we host a Biomedical Research Centre carrying out vital research into hearing, digestive diseases, respiratory, musculoskeletal disease, mental health and imaging.

This is an exciting time to join NUH and help support our future ambitions through your commitment, passion and skill as a professional communicator.

Main duties of the job

In addition to the brief list above you must familiarise yourself with the full job description and person specification attached to this advert prior to applying.

The post holder will work under the guidance of the External Communications Manager to ensure the delivery of a quality driven, innovative and customer-focused service consistent with our aims and objectives.

The post holder will lead on a number of Trust-wide communications programmes of activity for key Trust projects and priorities.

This will include utilising excellent copy writing skills, working with the media to uncover and celebrate the fantastic work and examples of excellent patient care across our three hospital sites, managing and planning social media activity, leading on the planning and delivery of campaigns, updating the website and intranet, supporting annual events and other associated communications activity.

The post holder will be able to establish positive working relationships quickly at all levels of the organisation and manage a busy workload, responding to conflicting priorities as required.

Working for our organisation

With over 17,000 staff, we are one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our local population. We play a leading role in research, education and innovation.

Come and join our wonderful team at NUH. We are big believers in diversity and welcome new ideas to help develop our team in order to deliver world class healthcare to the vast patient populations we serve. With endless personal development opportunities available, at NUH we will endeavour to turn your job into a career!

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are striving to be better represented at NUH.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the job description and person specification attached to the advert for the full details of the vacancy.

Person specification

Training & Qualifications

Essential criteria

  • Degree level qualification in a communications, digital, design or engagement-related subject, or equivalent experience in communications field Evidence of continuing professional development

Desirable criteria

  • Postgraduate qualification in a communications-related subject Management/Leadership qualification/ training
  • Management/Leadership qualification/ training

Experience

Essential criteria

  • Experience working within a communications, media or engagement function (agency or in-house)
  • Strong copywriting skills, including the ability to write in plain, jargon-free English
  • Experience of working with designers, printers and photographers
  • Experience in digital communications, including electronic/web publishing or web editing; content and social media management
  • Experience of working with the media, including handling proactive and reactive media enquiries
  • Project management experience – including planning, campaign development and implementation.
  • Experience of using platforms such as Survey Monkey, MailChimp, Eventbrite, Google Analytics and Hootsuite and Sprout Social)
  • Event management experience, including organising events and leading events communication plans
  • Ability to produce videos and photography to accompany communications material/packages
  • Experience of brand awareness (working within identity guidelines)
  • A knowledge of communications best practice
  • Understanding of the NHS, its structure and main issues
  • Good level of political and social awareness

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of working in a healthcare/ NHS environment
  • Experience of working in a large complex organisation
  • Experience of crisis management

Communication and relationship skills

Essential criteria

  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills, and an ability to communicate with a wide range of audiences
  • Ability to establish credibility quickly with internal and external stakeholders and partners
  • Experience of working on joint projects with a range of partners, including printers and other media companies
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to influence and negotiate
  • Experience of measuring communications activity, including the effectiveness of campaigns

Analytical and Judgement skills

Essential criteria

  • Ability to analyse and interpret complex information
  • Ability to interpret data and insights to deliver effective communication programmes
  • Ability to identify key messages and tailor them to different audiences
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

Planning and organisation skills

Essential criteria

  • Experience of producing high quality content whilst managing a number of projects and conflicting priorities
  • Flexible, resilient and assertive approach to work
  • Ability to/experience of successfully working to very tight deadlines
  • Proactive and highly organised approach to work
  • Ability to work autonomously and recognise own limitations

Desirable criteria

  • Project management skills, including budgetary control

Commitment to Trust Values and Behaviours

Essential criteria

  • Must be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the Trust’s Values and Behaviours

Physical skills

Essential criteria

  • Ability to use a keyboard to a good standard and other specialised computer design equipment

Other requirements specific to the role

Essential criteria

  • Positive about the NHS and what it stands for
  • Results orientated
  • Determined and self-motivated Resilient and able to deal with competing
  • Resilient and able to deal with competing priorities
  • Able to travel across the region and potentially wider as required to role
  • Able to participate in the on-call rota and be flexible with hours potentially at short notice

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Come and join our wonderful team at NUH. We are big believers in diversity and welcome new ideas to help develop our team in order to deliver world class healthcare to the vast patient populations we serve. With endless personal development opportunities available, at the NUH we will endeavour to turn your job into a career!

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are striving to be better represented at NUH.

Closing Dates: Please submit your application form as soon as possible to avoid disappointment; we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Communication: All communication related to your application will be via the email address you have provided. Please ensure you check your email account including your junk email regularly.

Easy read application: if you have a disability and find it difficult to complete our online application form, you can apply via our easy read application which you can find on the intranet https://www.nuh.nhs.uk/easy-read-job-application

NUH are now able to offer application completion support and interview preparation support. Please follow the link to book onto our sessions: Support for NUH Job Applications

Salary: The quoted salary will be on a pro rata basis for part time workers.

Disability Confidence: All applicants who have declared a disability and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted.

At Risk of redundancy: NHS employees within the East Midlands who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy will be given a preferential interview where they meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

International Recruitment: If you are applying for a role with us from outside of the UK then please read the guidance on applying for a health or social care job in the UK from abroad.

ID and Right to work checks: NUH authenticate ID and right to work documentation including passports and driving licenses through a system called Trust ID. NUH will scan your ID and right to work documentation in to the Trust ID system at your face to face ID appointment. The system will run a check against the key security features within your documentation. The system will provide us with an outcome of your check which will be stored securely on your personal file along with all other pre-employment check documentation.

Consent:

  • Transfer of information: If I have previous NHS service - I consent to the transfer of my Electronic Staff Record (ESR) data between this and other NHS Trusts. I also consent to the Occupational Health Departmentconfidentially accessing my occupational health records from my current or previous employer in order to check the status of my vaccinations, immunisations s and screening tests as relevant to the post. I understand this is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to me taking up the position at NUH.
  • Disclosure and Barring Service: Your post maybe subject to a DBS check which incur a cost dependent on the level of check required (£42.90 for enhanced and £22.90 for standard). I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check if it is required (by deduction from first month’s pay). Should I decide to withdraw from my job offer, I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of the DBS check undertaken by cheque or other agreed method.
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Deadline: 11-04-2024

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