Head of communications

Salary:  from £63,000 + generous benefits

Initial term:  permanent

Location:  London (Westminster), but home working is in operation during the COVID- 19 outbreak.

Closing date:  noon 12 April 2021

Interviews: w/c 19 April 2021


NHS Providers is the membership organisation for the NHS hospital, mental health, community and ambulance services that treat patients and service users in the NHS. We help those NHS foundation trusts and trusts to deliver high-quality, patient-focused care by enabling them to learn from each other, acting as their public voice and helping shape the system in which they operate. NHS Providers has all trusts in voluntary membership, collectively accounting for £92bn of annual expenditure and employing more than one million staff.

The public profile and influence of NHS Providers has grown significantly over the last few years and our high performing communications team has played a key role in this. As we develop further, we are looking to recruit an ambitious individual to play a senior managerial role to lead the delivery of our communications activities. Reporting to the director of communications, the post holder will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of our digital strategy, including the development of our website, and you will be the guardian of our brand. You will also work closely with the media and strategic communications lead to ensure our media activities, including blogs and social media, are effective, consistent and well-coordinated.

The successful candidate will have experience in busy communications environment, working at a senior level, and an ability to work effectively with colleagues across the organisation. Experience/knowledge of the health sector is desirable but not essential.

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter setting out why you are interested in the role and how you meet the person specification to Lydia Kirton, NHS Providers HR officer. 

At NHS Providers we are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.


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