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External Affairs Manager (Media)

Posted: 29 Sep 2020 Closes: 29 Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom £36,150
Permanent & Full-time NHS_xnzf3WqDa3B9

External Affairs Manager (Media)

Job Reference: J50-A-20-0504

Employer: Location: London Salary: £36,150

Job title: External Affairs Manager (Media)
Location: Flexible but easy access to London (including at short notice to support media activity) will be essential, as will occasional travel to Leeds
Role: Permanent and full time, flexible working options considered.
Salary: £36,150 + £4,000 London weighting if applicable, per annum (FTE)
  • Are you an experienced communications professional?
  • Do you have mainstream media relations experience?
  • If you have broad understanding of communications and account management - this could be the role for you......
We would love to hear from you if you have:
  • Experience of account management, particularly around stakeholder and member engagement, campaigns and social media
  • Experience of working within media relations and with national media
  • A successful track record of delivering proactive media campaigns and plans
  • Experience in strategic planning and communications evaluation
  • Solid stakeholder engagement and relationship management skills
  • Strong negotiation and analytical skills
The Role

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced communications professional to help shape the health news agenda and to manage a variety of communications projects that will influence and engage national policymakers on behalf of NHS leaders across the country.

We are looking for someone with strong mainstream media relations experience, ideally having worked in the health arena, who can build and maintain relationships with a variety of audiences and apply themselves to other communications disciplines to deliver integrated strategies.

You will have a track record of developing and implementing successful media plans that meet organisational objectives, as well as a broad understanding of account management, particularly around stakeholder and member engagement, campaigns and social media.

Also, you will have excellent communications skills, a sophisticated news judgement and experience in managing both proactive and reactive workloads simultaneously and to a very high standard.

This will be a London-based role but as our organisation continues to operate remotely in response to the coronavirus pandemic, we are open to receiving applications from further afield providing that travel to the city will not be a problem in future, according to business need.

The Organisation

You will receive an excellent benefits package, including 30 days annual leave, pension scheme, flexible working, salary sacrifice schemes and travel season ticket loans.

NHS Confederation welcomes all applicants from all backgrounds and is committed to recruiting the best person for the job through a process that is fair, open, consistent, and free from discrimination. We believe it is essential to build a diverse and inclusive company culture where all employees feel valued, respected, and acknowledged.

The NHS Confederation is committed to being a flexible employer. We understand the value and benefit to our employees being able to work flexibly to respond to changing circumstances and we want to ensure we do as much as possible to help support a work life balance and take care of employee health and wellbeing.

The NHS Confederation is a membership body that brings together and speaks on behalf of all organisation's that plan, commission and provide NHS services with our members drawn from every part of the health and care system. At the NHS Confederation we are passionate about our values (voice, openness, integrity, challenge, empowerment and respect). These are supported by a set of behaviours that demonstrate the attitudes and approach we take to work.

How to apply

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact
To apply please read the job description and click apply.

Application deadline: Monday 19th October 2020 (midnight)
Interview date: likely to take place on either w/c 2nd November 2020 or w/c 9th November 2020

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