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Programme Communications and Engagement Officer

Posted: 30 Sep 2020 Closes: 30 Oct 2020
Barnstaple, United Kingdom £31,365 - £37,890 per annum pro rata
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Programme Communications and Engagement Officer

Job Reference: 415-S20-338

Employer: Department: Communications and Engagement Location: Barnstaple Salary: £31,365 - £37,890 per annum pro rata

We are embarking on an exciting major programme to redevelop our acute hospital site. Last year, NDHT was identified by the Government in its Health Infrastructure Programme (HIP) as one of 40 Trusts potentially eligible for a significant funding investment to transform our building and digital infrastructure.

We are seeking an experienced Communications and Engagement Officer support the HIP Programme, as well as other emerging programmes of work, with effective communications and engagement. You will work to the Programme Communications and Engagement Manager as part of a wider communications and engagement team and will be responsible for supporting the implementation of the Programme's Communications and Engagement Plans.

You are expected to provide a comprehensive and highly effective approach to communications and engagement to ensure patients, the public and our stakeholders understand and are engaged in ensuring our plans benefit patient care and the communities we serve. You will be experienced in communications and engagement and will be used to taking a pragmatic approach in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

If you'd like an informal chat about this exciting role, please call Jessica Newton, Head of Communications and Engagement, on 07973 618952.

This is a full time post working 37.5 hours per week.

Closing date: 14/10/2020

Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:
  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others
Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples' independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient's stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information and to self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship, please visit the UK Border Agency website. Note: we will be unable to obtain Tier 2 sponsorship for Bank positions.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

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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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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