Regional Communications & Engagement Assistant (FTC)
London, London, United Kingdom

Job Summary

Occupation Healthcare
Specialty Communications Executive
Salary £21,030 – £26,199 yearly
Position Type Contract
Work Environment Hybrid Working
Location London, London, United Kingdom
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 5/21/23
Regional Communications & Engagement Assistant (FTC)

Salary: £21,030 (National Framework) or £26,199 (London Framework – if you are London office based or homebased and live within the boundary of the M25) – There is also an additional homeworking allowance of £529 per annum for those working from home.
Hours: Full Time, 37 hours per week
Contract: 12 months Fixed Term or Secondment Opportunity
Location: Home-based or hybrid working (3 days in the office and 2 days at home)
Closing date: Thursday 11th May 2023

About Us

We’re the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and we work to improve health and adult social care in England.

Through the dedication of our expert team, we monitor health and social care services to provide England with a safe and compassionate care system, recognising when services perform well as well as encouraging improvements and taking action over poorer care, where necessary.

One of our main commitments is to become a truly inclusive organisation and to role model a diverse and representative culture. To do so, we work with a variety of networks, including the Disability Equality Network, Race Equality Network and LGBT+ Equality Network.

Our dedicated Engagement Team drive engagement and understanding to improve how we regulate and inform everyone about all care services.

With your input, we can ensure we focus on what matters most to the public, providing them with the knowledge of the best care services.

Created by our collaborative Policy and Strategy Team, our policies and strategies enable us to regulate services in a way that encourages improvement in the quality of care.

So, with your expertise, we can continue to shape our key role in the health and social care system.

We are now looking for a Regional Communications & Engagement Assistant to join our Regional Communications and Engagement Team on a full-time basis for a 12 month fixed term contract.

The Benefits

- 27 days’ annual leave, rising with service to 32.5 days, plus 8 Bank Holidays
- NHS pension scheme, with around a 14% employer contribution
- Free employee assistance service 24 hours a day
- Discounts to supermarkets, high street stores, electronics and fleet cars
- Discounted gym vouchers
- Cycle to work scheme
- Internal reward scheme where you could win a voucher or two!
- Equipment for homeworking

Why this could be a great role for you

This is an exceptional opportunity for a highly organised and motivated communications (or similar) graduate with experience of writing great quality copy to further their career with our dedicated organisation.

We need your communications know-how to improve our ways of working, enabling us to continue to innovate and play a vital role in helping people to make empowered decisions about their own care and the care of loved ones.

What’s more, with the chance to be involved with responding to press releases, the media and journalists, you’ll gain unrivalled experience that will enable you to build upon your skills and grow in your role.

What you will bring…

To be considered as a Regional Communications & Engagement Assistant, you will need:

- Experience of writing good quality copy for different audiences using various platforms
- Confidence in using technology and learning new skills in this area
- Good verbal communication skills
- Good organisational skills
- To hold, or be working towards, a degree (or equivalent) in the communications field or similar, or have equivalent experience

What you’ll be doing

As our Regional Communications & Engagement Assistant, you will support the day-to-day delivery of our engagement work, enabling us to meet our corporate priorities.

In this varied and fast-paced role, you’ll triage media enquiries from journalists and analyse media coverage to support our monitoring activity and enable us to meet our wider aims.

Undertaking weekly forward planning activities, you’ll ensure that key stakeholders and the media are kept up to date with significant reports and other work. You’ll also have the opportunity to assist in drafting press releases.

Additionally, you will:

- Use our content management system to log media coverage
- Carry out research for briefings
- Respond to simple stakeholder requests
- Provide administrative support

Next steps

If you require any support or assistance with the recruitment process, please get in touch with our team or include a note in your application.

We know diverse teams allow for a more creative and productive environment and therefore encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, gender/sex, gender identity or expression, religion or belief, disability, ethnicity or sexual orientation.

So, if you’d like to join us as a Regional Communications & Engagement Assistant, please apply via the button shown.

Other organisations may call this role Marketing and Communications Assistant, Assistant Content Producer, Community Engagement Assistant, Content and Media Assistant, Communications Assistant, Media Assistant, or Media Marketing Assistant.