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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/06/2018.

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Band 7 Communications & Engagement Manager

Job Reference: 074-2105-B3464

CSH Surrey
Leatherhead, Surrey
£31,696 - £41,787 + HCAS

CSH Surrey is Surrey’s largest and longest established NHS community services provider (since 2006). We are part of the NHS, so our 1500+ employees get NHS pay and pensions, and also receive the Fringe ‘High Cost Allowance’ of 5%.

Our nurses, therapists and support staff provide adult community health services in the mid and north west Surrey areas, and children’s community health services for the whole of the county. Together we serve a population of more than 1 million people.

In June 2017 our services received an overall ‘Good’ rating from the CQC, with ‘Outstanding’ for how caring our teams are.

We provide excellent training and development opportunities, including the care certificate, apprenticeships, numeracy and literacy courses, access to the Nursing Associate programme, and a wide variety of management and leadership courses and programmes. We also offer a supportive preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses and a well-established rotational programme for therapists. Our nurses and therapists also benefit from access to bespoke clinical skills courses.

If you want to be part of a passionate, person-focused community service, apply to CSH Surrey today!


Communications and Engagement Manager, CSH Surrey

CSH Surrey is seeking an experienced communications manager to lead on the delivery of internal and external programmes for its adult community health services, and to support the Head of Communications with corporate communications.

You will act as the adult services’ Communications Business Partner and operate as part of the senior leadership teams, devising communications and engagement strategies and leading on delivery of these. Access to a car is essential as you will be required to attend meetings and support teams across the mid and north west Surrey areas.

The successful candidate will by an experienced and passionate all round senior communications professional with at least two years’ experience of working at Communications Manager level. Excellent stakeholder engagement (internal and external) skills are essential, particularly in relation to supporting change and service transformation. Your ability to influence colleagues and stakeholders and act with diplomacy, integrity and patience will be important.

As an all round communications professional you will be PR and media savvy with experience of working in proactive and reactive press offices, and have first rate copywriting, editing and proof reading skills. Knowledge and experience of managing digital platforms and running social media accounts is essential.

You will be expected to provide senior leaders with strategic counsel as well as practical advice and communications support to staff on the ground. Your ability to work on your own initiative and deliver a task from start to finish with minimal supervision is important, as is your ability to work with ambiguity and change. You will be excellent at multi-tasking and prioritising workload under pressure.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to act as an internal communications and engagement consultant within the fast paced and challenging, but rewarding, NHS/health sector.

Please note this post may close earlier than the closing date if sufficient applications are received; therefore please submit your application for consideration as soon as possible.

Our preferred method of contact is by email, please check emails regularly after closing date.

Golden Hello for substantive roles applicable too:

  • Qualified Nurses

  • Paediatric Occupational Therapists

Adverts placed after 06/03/2017

  • Paediatric Physio & Speech & Language Therapists

  • Health Visitors & School Nurses located in Mole Valley, Epsom, Spelthorne and Elmbridge

Adverts placed after 01/10/2018

  • *Walton Heath Centre and Molesey Clinic - Elmbridge Borough; Epsom Clinic - Epsom/Ewell Borough; Ashford Clinic - Spelthorne Borough

GH is not applicable for Band 7 or Band 8 posts. Or bank posts.

Successful applicants, who have not worked for CSH within the last 12 months, will receive an amount of £2000 paid in 2 instalments - £1000 upon commencement and a further £1000 following successful completion of probation. These payments are pro-rata for part time posts. Payments will be subject to tax and NI in the usual way. Please see Golden Hello guidelines for Terms and Conditions.


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