Deputy Director of Communications and Engagement

Hays Marketing
London, England
£300.00 - £350.00 per day
Closing date
20 Oct 2021

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Industry Sector
Public Sector
Marketing Disciplines
PR and Communications
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Job Details

Your new company
Working for the NHS within a fast paced a reactive team.

Your new role

  • The Deputy Director of Communications and Engagement is the designated deputy for the Director of Communications and Engagement, as well as overseeing the work of the full communications and engagement directorate (internal communications, volunteering, charity, external communications and partnerships) when he/she is on leave and at other times, as well as attending, as appropriate, the Trust Executive Committee and Trust Board.
  • You will be a member of the Chief Executive's Delivery Unit, meeting weekly and will be responsible for the development of Trust wide strategy; cultural change; and, protecting the Trust's corporate reputation, both across the NHS itself and in the wider public and political environment.
  • As part of the Unit, you will provide direct media advice to the Chief Executive, ensuring we meet the objectives of the Delivery Unit.

What you'll need to succeed

  • Significant, demonstrable and up-to-date experience of working in media
    and social media in a high-profile communications environment
  • Ability to process highly complex and sensitive information and reframe
    this into messages and action that fits within the corporate narrative for
    the organisation.
  • Substantial experience and ability to present controversial information to
    potentially hostile audiences including journalists and politicians, and
    remain calm and persuasive
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships at senior level in partner
  • Work closely with Internal Communications team to ensure consistency of message and
    collaborative working across all communications channels and to all audiences, both
    internal and external

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