Interim Head of Communications

6 days left

Location
West Midlands
Salary
Competitive – NHSI Agency Cap Band 8b
Posted
22 Mar 2021
Closes
19 Apr 2021
Ref
TC20931
Contact
Finegreen Consultant
Sector
Acute Trust
Job Type
Interim
An exciting new opportunity has arisen to work for an NHS organisation who are seeking to appoint an Interim Head of Communications, for up to 12 months in the first instance.

The postholder will lead the development of a new communications function to meet the organisation’s strategic objectives. As this is a key role, the successful candidate will have significant proven experience at a senior level in a communications or public relations function within the NHS.

The role will be remunerated under the NHSI Agency Caps at Band 8b. ASAP start.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Lead the development of a new communications function to meet the overall strategic objectives;
  • Advise key stakeholders on matters regarding engagement, and strategic and tactical communications;
  • Develop and implement a communications strategy that will enhance the reputation of the organisation both internally and externally;
  • Ensure the implementation of policies and procedures across the new function;
  • Lead on crisis management and develop positive working relationships with local, regional and national media to enhance the image and position of the organisation.
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Postgraduate qualification plus training and/or equivalent level of knowledge acquired through experience;
  • Expert knowledge of communications, engagement and public relations;
  • Significant proven experience at a senior level in a communications or public relations function within an NHS organisation.
If you are interested in the role, please send a copy of your updated CV to toni.coates@finegreen.co.uk along with your availability.

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