Senior Communications Manager

Recruiter
NHS Digital
Location
Leeds
Posted
21 Mar 2019
Closes
04 Apr 2019
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

About the role

The Senior Communications Manager will develop and deliver outstanding internal communications that reflect our organisational strategy and corporate priorities.

You will be a subject matter expert, able to provide strategic advice and guidance on all aspects of internal, change and employee communication.

Adopting an insight-based approach to delivery, you will be adept at working to tight budgets and exacting deadlines, using your creativity, digital knowledge and experience to deliver outstanding internal communications.

The post holder will:

  • Provide inspiring leadership and develop professional capability and expertise within the team, driving continuous improvement by empowering, motivating and inspiring the team to deliver creative and timely outputs and outcomes. Build and drive leadership and line management communications competence to effectively deliver the NHS Digital narrative
  • Lead, with the Head of Strategic Engagement and Internal Communications (HSEIC), the department’s work on the strategy and delivery of an internal communications function, providing strategic advice to senior members of NHS Digital on all aspects of internal, change and employee communication and engagement
  • Own, manage, maintain, develop and regularly monitor and review internal communication channels, ensuring they are fit for purpose and reaching our audiences effectively, working collaboratively with our ICT team to develop and manage corporate-wide internal channels

About you

We want to make sure that you are set for success, these are the qualification, skills and experience you will have:

  • Masters level or equivalent experience, ideally with a relevant specialist degree in communications, internal or change communications
  • A deep knowledge of, and skills in internal communications and engagement, and change management, ideally with a recognised specialist internal communications qualification.
  • Evidence of ongoing professional, management and leadership development.
  • Membership of relevant professional associations, for example Institute of Internal Communications (IOIC) or CIPR.

For more information, please review the role profile.

What we offer

In addition to a competitive salary with planned, transparent progression you can look forward to the following benefits:

  • 27 days annual leave entitlement increasing with service
  • Buy and sell annual leave scheme
  • 14% contribution to your NHS pension
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • A range of NHS Discounts covering, for example, shops, restaurants, gym, mobile phones and insurance
  • Season ticket loan
  • Car Lease scheme
  • High profile work providing professional development and ability to significantly impact on health and care services

About us

We are the national information and technology partner to the health and care system. Our task is to build and run excellent digital products and services that NHS and care staff across the country can rely on every day.

We have proven expertise in delivering large scale technology infrastructure and work with our NHS partners to ensure the technology we build is adopted quickly, safely and effectively, bringing about maximum benefits for patients.

We power the research that is developing new ways of tackling disease and fully support the role the Government wants the NHS to play in keeping the UK at the forefront of life sciences research.

We are proud of what we have achieved and our amazing people, many of whom have deservedly received public recognition in forums ranging from Women in IT awards to our own Queen’s Honours List.

Next Steps

If you would like to discuss this role, please contact jo.bland@nhs.net.

We are unable to accept speculative CVs, all applications must be made through NHS Digital’s career site.

NHS Digital values and respects the diversity of its employees and aims to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities.

Roles at NHS Digital are subject to a basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service following an acceptance of an offer of employment. Basic checks provide details of convictions and conditional cautions that are considered to be unspent under the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

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