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Communications Assistant

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year per annum, inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Are you a proactive and enthusiastic communications professional looking to develop your career in the largest NHS community healthcare trust in England?

We are looking for a Communications Assistant to join our central communications team and play an active role in transforming our staff engagement and both our internal and external communications activities.

You'll be joining a team that aims to do our best for our staff and patients and take pride in what we do while having fun, working collaboratively, and creating opportunities for growth and development. We'll provide the opportunity for you to gain new skills and experience by getting involved in projects, campaigns, and events.

This is a pivotal role, acting as the first point of contact for requests and queries coming into the communications team. Being front of house, you'll be expected to be highly organised to provide a responsive service and able to develop and maintain good working relationships with staff across the Trust as well as external partners and stakeholders.

Main duties of the job

This isn't an administrative or entry level position; we're looking for someone who has communications experience within a communications team or agency, or of working in the media. You should already have experience of developing and publishing communications materials such as staff newsletters, news articles, blogs, and videos. You'll be familiar with using digital platforms and will be capable of creating, updating, and monitoring content across our staff intranet, external website, and social media platforms.

The NHS is a great environment in which to build a career and in this role you can make a real difference to staff communications and help to raise the profile of community healthcare services.

About us

Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) is one of the largest community healthcare organisations in London and Hertfordshire, providing our services to diverse communities/boroughs in 11 London Boroughs - Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth, Westminster - and Hertfordshire.

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Single occupancy accommodation in Central London - (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
  • Car lease scheme *T&C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

As an NHS trust,we are committed to equal opportunities and ensuring equality and diversity in the workplace.

We have a number of staff networks: Disability and Wellbeing Network (DAWN), Race Equality Network and the Rainbow Network which supports LGBT+ staff. Each network has a champion who is an executive director at the Trust and they hold regular meetingsto discuss issues andmake plans to improve CLCH .

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Motivated and ambitious, you will be seeking to further develop your career as a communications professional.
  • Excellent writing skills and a high degree of technical skill will be needed in the role, which will involve drafting communications materials, managing content on a range of communications channels, and supporting the team on a range of projects, campaigns, and events.
  • Taking a proactive, organised, and innovative approach to your work, you will make a real impact to staff experience and engagement and help to transform the Trusts external profile.

Please refer to the attached job description for full list ofresponsibilities.

Person Specification



  • GCSE English Language or equivalent
  • Degree or equivalent qualification in marketing, communications, journalism or public relations, or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrable experience within a dedicated communications team/agency or of working in the media


  • Experience of working in the NHS or public sector
  • Evidence of continued professional development

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