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Communications Officer

Job Reference: 358-1870433-COR

University Hospitals of Leicester
Communications, Leicester Royal Infirmary
£24,214-£30,112 per annum

This role is to cover maternity leave and is a fixed term contract of up to 9 months. Hours are 37.5 a week + on-call (flexibility around full time hours can be discussed)

Are you ready to take on the challenge of working in one of the biggest and busiest NHS hospital Trusts in the country?

We are looking for an excellent, self-motivated communicator with energy, imagination, creativity and strong organisational skills who can settle in quickly and take up this exciting challenge.

You will join the existing communications team that already has a strong track record of delivering a consistently seamless service to a high standard.

You will be comfortable working with staff at all levels to strengthen the reputation to the one million patients we treat every year. Innovative ideas on how to communicate and engage our large, diverse workforce, key stakeholders, patients and opinion formers will be invaluable.
You must have strengths in media relations (at a local and national level), social media and how to creatively engage large internal audiences.



For further details / informal visits contact:

If this sounds like the challenge you are looking for please contact Tiffany Jones, Deputy Director of Communications & Engagement on 0116 258 8963 or

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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