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Senior Communications and Engagement Advisor

£37,694 – £42,863 yearly

Care Quality Commission

Care Quality Commission

Last Updated: 1/21/23

Job Description

Senior Communications and Engagement Advisor

Job available in these locations:
Homebased - Flexible, United Kingdom
Flexible - CQC Office based, United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Grade B: £37,694 (National Framework) or £42,863 (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.

Contracted Hours: Full time 37 hours per week

Contract Type: 12-month Fixed Term/ Secondment opportunity

Location: Flexible

At CQC our colleagues are at the heart of everything we do. We champion our colleagues' wellbeing and want them to achieve a happy work / life balance. To support this, we offer office-based working, homeworking and hybrid working, depending on the job role. This role can be successfully carried out from any of our core offices in London, Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham and Bristol. If you choose to be office-based, you can work from home for part of your working hours (hybrid working).

Closing Date: Sunday 22nd January 2023 at 11.59pm

This role is NOT open to applications from those who will require sponsorship under the points based system. Should you apply for this role and be found to require sponsorship, your application will be rejected and any provisional offer of employment withdrawn.

Are you committed to helping us regulate health and social care within England?

When thinking about what drives you every day in your job, what keeps you motivated and passionate about your work what comes to mind? For 3000+ people at the CQC we end each day knowing that we have made a difference to the lives of those most in need in our communities. We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and encourage care services to improve. We are looking for people who are caring, demonstrate integrity and work well as part of a team to join with us and share in this sense of achievement.

Why this could be a great role for you….

There has never been a more exciting time to work at CQC. In May 2021 we launched our ambitious new strategy. To implement it we will need to work closely with others to make it a reality. We need help setting a clear and compelling narrative, but also by embedding people who use services in everything we do. This will help us ensure that our people, providers and the public understand and support why we are changing, and our vision for the future.

The role will support the development and delivery of the communications and engagement to support CQC’s transformation programme and the effective delivery of our new strategy. You will ensure coordination of internal and external engagement activity and messaging across all programmes and projects within the transformation portfolio.

As part of the job you will create, deliver and monitor engagement plans, building and maintaining relationships to ensure the success of any communications and engagement activity.

What we can offer you...

Your health and wellbeing are important to us and are supported through generous annual leave (starting at 27 days and rising with service to 32 days, plus 8 Bank Holidays), a cycle to work scheme, discounted gym vouchers and access to a free employee assistance service 24 hours a day. We also understand the importance of financial health and offer membership of the NHS pension scheme, contributing about 14% of basic salary. You will also be able to access discounts to supermarkets, high street stores, electronics, fleet cars, plus we also have an internal reward scheme which could see you earn yourself a voucher or two! All our Homeworkers are also kitted out with everything they need to comfortably work from home.

We want to make working for CQC a great experience for everyone, and to role model a diverse and representative culture. To support an inclusive environment where colleagues feel empowered to bring their whole self to work, we support a variety of staff networks, including the Race Equality Network, LGBT+ Equality Network, Carers Equality Network, Disability Equality Network and Gender Equality network.

We want to support you to succeed and be your very best with opportunities for training and development; along with the support of experienced managers and mentors.

We are committed to being open and transparent around our processes and we endeavour to offer every candidate the opportunity to perform at their best throughout the recruitment process. We seek to support candidates to identify potential challenges and work with them to identify and facilitate reasonable adjustments as appropriate. Should you require assistance and/or would like to request a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact a member of the team.

What you will bring…

We are looking for an experienced and confident communications professional with a track record of producing high-quality content across a variety of media and a clear understanding of strategic communications. The successful candidate will be experienced in writing, editing and narrative development, and will use evaluation to refine and improve their work, and the work of the team.

You will be comfortable developing robust engagement plans and advising and influencing senior colleagues, offering constructive challenge where necessary. You will need to be adept at building new relationships quickly, across a number of teams and directorates at CQC.

You’ll show initiative, managing and leading on pieces of work where necessary and be confident at identifying areas to strengthen and improve how we operate as a team and an organisation.

This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.



Company Details

London, London, United Kingdom
We are the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England. We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve.