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GIRFT Hub Communications Manager- London Hub

Job Reference: 392-GIRFT44

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust
Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT)
Central London
£46,897- £54,983 per annum inclusive

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (RNOH) provides a comprehensive range of neuro-musculoskeletal health care, ranging from the most acute spinal injury or complex bone tumour to orthopaedic medicine and specialist rehabilitation for chronic back pain sufferers. This broad range of neuro-musculoskeletal services is unique within the NHS.

We are looking to appoint an experienced Communications Manager based in London as part of a stakeholder engagement and communications team supporting a national NHS programme Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) working with hospital trusts to improve clinical care and patient outcomes.

The programme works across 35 surgical and medical specialties and is a partnership between the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust and NHS Improvement to deliver recommendations in Lord Carter’s report (February 2016) to improve the quality and efficiency of patient care by identifying and reducing unwarranted variation in acute trusts.

The GIRFT London Hub Communications Manager will be responsible for providing stakeholder engagement and communications support to GIRFT’s London Hub and to advise colleagues including the Hub Director and GIRFT senior management team on communications and engagement issues associated with Hub decisions and developments. The London Hub Communications Manager will also have responsibility for three Hub Communications Leads in the other regions of England.

The Communications Manager will need to establish effective relationships with communications teams in NHS trusts, clinical commissioning groups, and the Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STP) falling within the Hub’s implementation remit. The post holder will work to create engagement opportunities to raise the profile of GIRFT and will provide proactive and reactive media management in liaison with GIRFT’s central communications team.

Whilst previous communications experience in health and the NHS would be a benefit, it is not essential. The role requires a highly motivated individual with the ability to work from multiple locations within England and who has experience of rapidly developing contacts and networks with stakeholders. The role requires demonstrated skills in stakeholder engagement planning and delivery. The post holder will also have sound experience of creating newsletters and publicity materials, and producing content for our website and social media channels. He or she will have excellent written and oral skills, the ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines.

We are committed to equal opportunities in employment and offer a range of flexible working practices. Part-time and job share applications will be considered.

All new appointments (excluding all Medical & Dental doctors) are subject to 6 months’ probation period.

RNOH is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults.

RNOH uses identification scanning technology to confirm the authenticity of key documents such as Passports, Driving Licences etc. It is a condition of appointment that all prospective employees of RNOH have their original documents verified using this technology.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of quality applications have been received. We regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful.

In submitting an application form, you authorise the RNOH to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed to the post.

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The RNOH operates a Smoke-Free Policy. Smoking is not permitted on any of the Trust’s premises (including the grounds that those premises are sited on) or in any Trust owned vehicle. Applicants should be aware that it might not be possible to smoke throughout working hours.

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