Senior External Communications Manager

£51383 - £57596 per annum
10 Oct 2019
07 Nov 2019
Isabella Cardy
Job Discipline
PR & Media
Experience Level
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
A leading NHS Trust are looking for a permanent Senior External Communications Manager. Band 8a position and reporting into the Head of Communications

Client Details

This NHS Trust is one of the UK's leading providers of health services, with a world class centre of excellence for research and education.


* Develop and implement a communications strategy

* Develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders both internally and externally

* Developing and motivating your team to work effectively with colleagues and each other across the wider communications team.

* Supporting the strategic objectives of the organisation by developing and understanding the trusts business priorities.

* Reporting to management executives and other key stakeholders on a regular basis to ensure the strategy is fit for purpose.

* Working with senior staff to ensure that staff are informed first about significant announcements and communications.

* Acting as a spokesperson for the trust when needed.

* Ensuring that media courage is monitored and valuated.

* Identifying and providing training for key members of the trust board and clinical staff

* Holding one to done meetings who will be appraised annually, including a mid-year review.

* Managing the external communications budget

* Contributing content to the good reputation of the trust, promoting best practice communications always by all members.

* Traveling to many other trust's locations and other organisations.

* Experience managing direct reports

* Strong ability to write, edit and produce publications

* Strong event organisational skills

* Knowledge of external communications theory

* Excellent written and communication skills


Ability to travel to Central London

Not-For-Profit experience

Creative thinker, keen to consider new approaches and visions

Good humoured, respectful and tactical approach to challenges

Flexible approach to travel and working hours

Ability to lead a media function and handle crisis communications

Line management experience

Membership communications experience

Job Offer

Permanent contract

Band 8a position

2 direct reports

Role reporting into the Head of Communications

Central London offices

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