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Communications Manager

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Do you want to join our talented and respected Communications Team at one of the most ambitious NHS Trusts in the Midlands?
  • Are you a self-starter who can lead a project or campaign from start to finish, managing multiple priorities while retaining your creative flair?
  • Would you like to be at the forefront of healthcare innovation - supporting our services to shout about the great work they do?

If this sounds like you, we would love to you to apply for the exciting position of Communications Manager, where you will play a vital role in helping to ensure that better never stops at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust.

Currently rated as Good by the CQC, we've got our sights on outstanding, and this key role will help to ensure that we are telling the story and celebrating the successes of our amazing colleagues and teams.

The Communications Team has big ambitions to support the Trust in delivering its vision of being a national and international leader in healthcare, rooted in our communities, and to meet the needs of our diverse audiences.

As well as managing our talented team to deliver meaningful outcomes, this role will be at the forefront of our strategic projects and campaigns and will help lead our Communications offer into a new era.

Main duties of the job

Not much happens across University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust without the knowledge and support of the Communications Team. We have a broad remit of ensuring patients, colleagues and stakeholders understand the services provided by the Trust, are aware of our vision and values and are well informed and engaged about our ongoing journey.

The Communications Manager, as a valued partner and trusted advisor, will support this by planning, implementing and evaluating the impact of our work, helping to drive and further enhance the quality and creativity of everything we do. Your work spans across two hospitals and our communities to support wards, services and departments in creating compelling content and campaigns.

You will use change communications best practice and work alongside leaders to shape and deliver transformational, value add projects and strategies that make a positive difference. If you are organised, full of ideas and keen to take on some creative, challenging initiatives, please call Keith Bull, Head of Communications, on 07773 074097 for an informal discussion.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • We are looking for a skilled communicator who is creative, proactive and excited to support the Communications Team as we modernise our service and support the Trust to deliver its strategy and embed its culture.
  • Responsible for sourcing and commissioning work/resources to support communication and engagement activities, ensuring budgets and timescales are met. Implement policies and propose changes as appropriate.
  • Lead in the development, implementation and evaluation of communications, consultation and engagement strategies for digital, change and transformation programmes
  • Commission, develop and coordinate creative, accurate and effective communications materials for a range of audiences to support the delivery of corporate campaigns and projects aligned to the Organisational Strategy.
  • Help to raise the profile of core organisational focus areas including UHCWi (the way we support staff in making incremental improvements with the focus on putting patients first) and our Waste Reduction Programme.
  • Talk openly and honestly about the kind of organisation we aspire to be, the standards we set and hold ourselves accountable to, constructive changes we need to make and challenges we face.

For further details please see the attached job description.

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Employer name

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