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Communications and Marketing Officer

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to work as part of a fast-paced team working on a wide range of communications campaigns and projects?

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team, we are looking for an exceptional communications professional to join us as our Communications and Marketing Officer.In this role, you'll lead on managing high profile recruitment campaigns which will enable us to attract the very best candidates for a broad range of roles.

We'll look to you to promote what we do, and our offer as an employer, across a range of channels to put us on the map as a great place to work. Alongside this there will be a chance to work on Trust's retention plans and support the wider HR team in this endeavor.

We'll expect you to be a great writer with an eye for detail, but you'll also show incredible creative flair to be able to design and implement strong campaigns which deliver results. You'll be an all-rounder who is full of ideas, equally happy writing social media posts as you are taking photos and filming and editing video content.

A can-do attitude is essential, and you'll also need to be a good listener, able to understand the needs of a number of different teams and come up with clear evidence-based communications strategies which deliver results.

Main duties of the job

You'll work as part of the Communications and Engagement Team but will work closely with colleagues in Recruitment and teams right across ourhospital and community services.

The post-holder will work largely autonomously with a great deal of freedom, reporting in to the Associate Director of Communications andEngagement, with a dotted line to the Head of Resourcing.

They will be responsible for a range of day-to-day activity including managing andupdating the Trust's recruitment website and social media channels, writing, editing and filming content for all the Trust's recruitment channels,internal communications, and media relations.

About us

Our STAR values - Service, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect - are a golden thread running through everything we do. These values serve as a guiding principle, driving us towards our vision of delivering great joined up services to our local community. Whether at home, in the community, or within the hospital, our goal is to empower individuals to lead independent and healthier lives

Job description

Job responsibilities

Act as the Trusts lead communications and marketing officer for recruitment you will act as the first point of contact for local, regional and national media enquiries, researching answers and writing responses to sensitiveand complex issues with the potential to impact upon the Trusts reputation.

You will also be responsible for managing media who attend the site for interviews and filming. Monitoring media coverage, escalating coverage as necessary to the Chief Executive, Executive Directors and Non-ExecutiveDirectors.

Please see attached Full Job Description

Person Specification



  • Degree in PR, marketing, journalism or similar


  • Evidence of continuing professional development



  • Leading communications projects
  • Providing specialist communications advice to staff at all levels
  • Experience of using social media in a professional setting
  • Handling media enquiries
  • Working in a creative team
  • Writing clear targeted, engaging copy for a range of audience
  • Working in a busy communications team, press office, marketing team, or news desk


  • Experience of working with external agencies such as design or events management companies.
  • Experience of organising events
  • Managed a campaign or project from start to finish

Employer details

Employer name

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


The Great Western Hospital



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