Assistant Director of Communications and Public Affairs

£59000 - £67000 per annum
23 Jul 2019
16 Aug 2019
Christian Dougherty
Job Discipline
Experience Level
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
As a leader of the communications team, you will work across all channels to help positively promote the Trust on a national level.

Client Details

An NHS Foundation Trust located in a central London hospital.


You will be working across all communications channels, both internally and externally, ensuring a coordinated approach across the Trust. This will include:

* Developing and maintaining strong relationships with the media and clinicians

* Develop the overall communications strategy of the organisation

* Generate story and campaign ideas aimed to gain positive national media coverage

* Work and lead when appropriate on national broadcaster projects

* Leveraging opportunities to improve the public profile of the organisation

* Ensuring all staff, Trust leaders and spokespeople are briefed and trained on media policy

* Manage the organisation's social media accounts

* Ensure all communications are delivered in line with the organisation strategy

* Maintain and update the corporate communications strategy

* To line manage the communications team


You will be a leader in media relations and reputation management who thrives when managing high profile media opportunities. You will be a communications all-rounder who has worked on media, corporate, clinician, stakeholder and internal communications within a NHS organisation.

In addition you should:

* Have at least 5 years' experience at a senior level dealing with national press and broadcast media

* Be able to demonstrate your ability to gain national media coverage on previous communications campaigns

* Have great experience promoting organisations

* Be a leader on communications and public policy and have experience advising staff members up to board level

* Have extensive national press and broadcaster media contacts

* Be able to deal with queries from the press and recognise risks and challenges posed from FOI requests

* Have significant line management experience

* Have an understanding of the NHS hierarchy and stakeholders

Job Offer

This is a full time role with an 8B band salary up to £67,000 per annum.

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