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Communications Manager

Employer
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Lincoln
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Recent events have shown how vitally important communicating clearly and effectively with service users, colleagues and members of the public is when it comes to the NHS. Never before has the opportunity been so great to really make a mark and share our messages with the people who need to hear them the most.

We have an exciting opportunity to join the team celebrating mental health, dementia, learning disability and autism services in Lincolnshire.

The role is instrumental in keeping colleagues, service uses and the public up-to-date with all of the great things happening within the Trust. Of course you'll have an excellent standard of written work, be used to liaising closely and working proactively with local media and key stakeholders, along with experience of writing and delivering communications project plans.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential too, as is the ability to work across the organisation and wider Lincolnshire health and care system at all levels - bringing colleagues with you and helping them to share more of the good work they do every single day. You'll need to develop and help lead on complex projects with tight deadlines, so a close attention to detail is also imperative.

No two days are ever the same in the NHS so being able to adapt is key - you'll need to be good at prioritising as well as supporting and managing a close-knit team of multi-talented communication professionals - being the best role model you can be.

Main duties of the job

Manage internal and external communication initiatives and ensure the delivery of a first class proactive and reactive media service developing and maintaining relationships with local, regional and specialist media.

Implement the agreed communications strategies for the Trust.

Give expert advice to senior management in a crisis management situation.

Lead the development of communications plans for projects and campaigns.

Line manage the team's communication officers, ensuring their work aligns with all other relevant internal and external communications activities.

Represent and deputise for the head of communications where required.

May be required to work out of core office hours to attend or assist with evening or weekend meetings and events when necessary.

Please see attached job description for full duties for this role.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,900 staff, and serving a population of over 768,400, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Whether you're taking the first exciting steps in your career, itching for a new challenge or searching for a better place to raise a family, Lincolnshire has arange of rewarding health and social care careers in a county that's friendly, fascinating, affordable and brimming with everything you need to live a happy life .Visitbeinlincolnshire.com to find out more .

Job description

Job responsibilities

For an informal discussion please call Jo Walker, Head of Communications on 07966 969907 or email joanna.walker2@nhs.net.

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for complete details regarding this post.

When completing your application, please demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

We can also offer you many staff benefits to help support you which include:

Early access to Psychological Therapies and Physiotherapy

Competitive annual leave allowance

Car leasing scheme

Childcare Vouchers

NHS pension scheme

Free eye tests

Money saving options through our salary sacrifice scheme

Discounts on major high street retailers and restaurants

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Educated to degree level, with relevant work experience at a senior level.
  • Professional qualification in communications, public relations or marketing (or relevant experience)


Desirable

  • Evidence of continued professional development.


Experience

Essential

  • Relevant work experience at a senior level in a complex organisation
  • Experience of dealing effectively and professionally with a wide range of issues, including highly complex, sensitive information where cooperation and agreement are required.
  • Knowledge of communications, public relations, journalism and marketing communications techniques and approaches.
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing effective communications plans and tracking and managing project delivery and evaluation.
  • Extensive experience of how the media works and demonstrable experience of media and external relations, internal communications and new media
  • Partnership working - building effective partnerships with different groups (internal & external) and partner agencies/organisations.


Desirable

  • Working in the NHS or other complex environment.
  • Project management skills
  • Event management
  • An understanding of issues facing the NHS at local and national level


Skills

Essential

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent IT skills including all Microsoft Office programmes
  • Management/supervisory skills and experience
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Able to work to tight deadlines and under pressure
  • Flexible and innovative to meet operational and strategic needs
  • Self-motivated and resilient
  • Ability to work effectively on own initiative or in a team.
  • Strong value set that is aligned with leadership style
  • Visible and democratic
  • Actively develops themselves and others


Desirable

  • Desktop publishing skills
  • Use of content management system for websites
  • Database skills
  • Video production and editing
  • Ability to drive projects


Special Requirements

Essential

  • Ability to travel to locations across the county without the use of public transport


Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Trust Headquarters, St George's

Long Leys Road

Lincoln

LN1 1EJ

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

274-10823-COR

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