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Associate Director of Communications, Engagement and Charity

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
East Grinstead
£70,417 to £81,138 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking an enthusiastic, committed and experienced individual to join our forward thinking and patient centred organisation. The Associate Director for Communications, Engagement and Charity is a key role in helping to shape our future and the successful candidate will be accountable for the overall leadership, management and development of the Trust's internal and external communications, engagement, volunteer service and charity.

The post holder will lead the development and implementation of communication and engagement strategies to support the organisation's vision and new strategy due to be launched later in the Autumn. The role will be responsible for ensuring that Trust-wide communications are coordinated, effective and professional and will work closely with a number of external organisations and NHS bodies, liaising and providing expertise at all levels. The candidate will ensure that QVH Charity has clear strategic and operational plans that allow it to deliver its full potential.

The post will line manage both the communication and charity teams.

We value the different experiences our people bring to their work and encourage applications from all backgrounds and abilities.

Main duties of the job

To lead, manage and develop the Trust's internal and external communications and engagement as well as the volunteer service and QVH charity.

About us

Rated GOOD overall with outstanding care by the CQC. A specialist NHS hospital providing life-changing reconstructive surgery, burns care and rehabilitation services across the South of England and beyond.

We specialise in conditions of the eyes (corneoplastics), hands, head and neck cancer and skin cancer, reconstructive breast surgery, maxillofacial surgery and prosthetics, providing regional and national services in these areas of clinical expertise.Our world-leading clinical teams also treat more common conditions of the eyes, hands, skin, and teeth for the people of East Grinstead and the surrounding areas. In addition, QVH provides a minor injuries unit, expert therapies, a sleep service, and a growing portfolio of community-based services.Patients consistently rate QVH amongst the top hospitals in the country for quality of care.

Our success is underpinned by the skills and enthusiasm of our staff and a strong culture of partnership. We are fully committed to training and development of the workforce with support for continuing education and learning.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description for full description of role and essential person requirements.

Person Specification



  • Educated to Master's level, with a recognised PR / communications qualification or able to demonstrate specialist knowledge within this field through practical experience



  • Significant demonstrable experience in communications or a related field
  • Experience of financial management, budget setting and monitoring
  • Significant experience of developing engagement options that supports a culture that connects the Board with staff and staff with each other across a large geography
  • Experience of working in or with charitable organisations


  • Experience managing volunteer services / charity organisations
  • Work in an NHS or other public sector organisation

Employer details

Employer name

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

East Grinstead

RH19 3DZ

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