NHS City and Hackney Communications Manager

Job details

Salary

GBP £46,536 to £48,576 46536

Grade

PO5

Department

Chief Executive's

Service

Communications, Culture and Engagement

DBS Required

No

Contract Type

Fixed Term / Secondment - Full Time

Closing date

18/04/2021

NHS City and Hackney Communications Manager (12 month fixed-term)

Hackney Council is looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated communications professional for a key fixed-term role in its award-winning communications team. 

Coronavirus has meant an extremely challenging year for the NHS and local government, but also an inspiring one. In the City of London and Hackney, communications has been at the forefront of the local response – whether helping vulnerable people stay safe, ensuring residents felt safe visiting their GP or delivering vaccines to tens of thousands of local people.

As NHS City and Hackney Communications Manager, you’ll work across the Council communications and local NHS teams, quickly establishing relationships across both. You’ll manage relationships with clinicians, stakeholders and patients, provide strategic communications advice to senior officers and politicians, and be responsible for first-class communications yourself – whether managing the press, creating engaging social media content or working with the local community.

You’ll join us at a time of exciting change, with a new North East London Clinical Commissioning Group and local Integrated Care System bringing local government, Homerton Hospital and local GPs together. Great communications will be more vital than ever.

You’ll come with a track record of providing excellent communications support and stakeholder management, operating successfully in a large organisation. You’ll be used to working with a range of external organisations to deliver your communications goals, juggling the needs of various projects while providing a consistent message to stakeholders. Experience of working in local government communications, the NHS or the health sector is preferable, but not essential. 

If you would like to discuss any elements of the role, please contact david.hardiman@hackney.gov.uk

We are passionate about equal opportunities and welcome a broad diversity of talent to apply.

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.

When applying, it is essential that you include a supporting statement, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Please ensure that you do not include your name on any of your supporting documents or on the file attachments.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 18 April 2021

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available hackneyworksjobs@hackney.gov.uk