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Communications Officer

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Main area
Communications
Grade
5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
185-A-18-51613
Site
Royal Devon and Exeter
Town
Exeter
Salary
£22,128 - £28,746 per annum
Closing
07/03/2018 23:59

The RD&E has a fantastic team of around 8,000 award-winning, engaged staff who work together to deliver high quality, compassionate care and services to the communities we serve.

Our current communications officer has just got a big promotion so we’re now looking for someone to fill her shoes and join our busy corporate communications team.

You should already have proven experience in a corporate communications or media environment. You'll need excellent written, verbal and multimedia communications skills. You’ll be able to demonstrate expertise in professional writing, handling the media and writing press statements, and delivering social media campaigns.

Ideally you’ll also be confident updating websites on content management platforms and have some experience of taking photographs and video in a corporate setting and using professional design, photo and video editing software.

The role covers both internal and external corporate communications so you’ll have a wide and varied remit.

Ideally you will have gained experience in an NHS or public sector corporate communications team, but we’d also welcome applications from journalists looking to make a move into corporate communications.

You will be a confident networker who will enjoy dealing with a wide range of clinical and non-clinical staff right across the hospital including Directors.

You’ll thrive on hard work, unpredictability and tight deadlines and not be afraid of a challenge. You’ll be meticulous, organised and work to high standards, with a sharp eye for detail. You’ll also be keen to develop your skills and help us improve and innovate.

You’ll be part of a small but ambitious team with a positive approach and a great sense of humour, working at our main Wonford site.

Our vision is to provide safe, high quality seamless services delivered with courtesy and respect. To achieve our vision we expect all our staff to uphold our Trust values. Our Trust values are: 
Honesty, Openness & Integrity
Fairness
Inclusion & Collaboration
Respect & Dignity

***Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.***

DUE TO THE ANTICIPATED HIGH NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POST WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CLOSE THE VACANCY BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE.

Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

James Garnett jamesgarnett@nhs.net 01392 402833

If you have problems applying, contact

Personnel Reception
Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Trust
Wonford
Barrack Road
Exeter
Devon
EX2 5DW
Telephone
01392 403936 or 403758

As users of the disability confident scheme, we operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for job applicants with disabilities. If you let us know, when you apply, that you would like to use this scheme, we will guarantee you an interview, if you meet all the essential criteria listed in the person specification section of the job description.

We will also make any reasonable adjustments you require to our selection process. Please let us know what you need


Our Trust is proudly committed to race equality.
To ensure our ethnic minority staff have an equal opportunity to succeed, we are offering career development support to any ethnic minority staff.

Interested?

Please email rde-tr.equality@nhs.net to find out more.