Communications Officer

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

The role requires a communications professional to plan and implement communications on behalf of the organisation. It requires delivery of the corporate communication functions, including writing content, media relations and social media. The role will also develop, implement, maintain and evaluate innovative communication campaigns, making best use of new media opportunities and working with the Digital Communications Officer. Communications will be tailored for a wide range of audiences so that they engage staff, stakeholders, media and the public.

The post-holder will have a role in establishing and communicating key messages to safeguard the University Health Board reputation, limit adverse publicity and promote a positive image to increase public and stakeholder understanding of the University Health Board'sobjectives and services

Main duties of the job

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a communications officer to join the team at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

The successful candidate will be part of a professional team which develop campaigns and materials to engage with a diverse population across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

Working closely with the wider communications team the postholder will have knowledge of traditional communications channels, social and digital marketing and engagement. You will be adept at researching new channels, writing and developing content and supporting our campaigns by scheduling and monitoring content.

The post holder will be based with the Communications and Engagement Team at Woodland House, Maes y Coed Road, Cardiff.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is \Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level in relevant field (communications, digital communications, or IT), or equivalent level of work experience including practical knowledge and experience of methods and approaches as they relate to digital communications and public relations.



  • Knowledge and a practical grasp of the digital communication landscape and opportunities offered. Knowledge of health and public sector practices, as well as a thorough understanding of local and national political networks and infrastructure. Demonstrable CPD.

Experience and Skills


  • Previous experience of working in a communications team. Evidence of providing communication services across digital channels with a proven track record. Proven track record in development and delivery of effective electronic communications as part of a proactive campaign.



  • Demonstratable communication skills - both written and oral - to communicate and engage positively with leading clinicians and professionals, wider staff, the public and other internal and external stakeholders Report writing and presentation skills

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