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Corporate Communications Manager

Job Reference: 918-MX4071

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
Corporate Communication
Liverpool or Tooting
£37,570 to £43,772 pa (plus 20% HCAS for Tooting)

Do you have the expertise to help lead the media and PR communications that save and improve lives as well as play a key part in delivering our implementation of the new organ donation legislation? Then read on …


This role will be critical to achieving the organisations objectives of raising awareness that the law is changing in Spring 2020, building trust and providing information.  You’ll play a key role working on the implementation of this important and exciting legislation and the development and implementation of our media and press approach to it. 


As an experienced communications professional you will be responsible for developing, managing and delivering our media and press work in this area. It’s important that you have solid, extensive experience in working on high profile, influential and wide-ranging national media campaigns and also be able to work with Marketing and Communications colleagues to develop and review bespoke campaign content for all channels.


Handling a large, constantly changing workload in a busy environment you will need to handle reputational issues under pressure; providing management and advice to colleagues across the organisation as well as continuing to build positive relationships with the media.


Your instinctive approach to communications, to working with the media and press, first class judgement and sound media, stakeholder and political awareness will ensure that you excel in this role.


This is an excellent opportunity to make a real difference by combining your experience, knowledge and talent with our ambition to save and improve lives.


The successful candidate, if external, will be located at Speke (Liverpool) or Tooting (London). We will consider all NHSBT locations as a base for a successful internal candidate.


This is full-time, 37.5hours/week, fixed-term/secondment for 12 months.


For further information on this vacancy please contact Wayne Lawley, Head of Corporate Communications, at


Closing date for applications is 23:59hrs on Monday 22 April 2019.

Interviews will take place on Monday 13 May 2019 (subject to confirmation) at our offices in Birmingham.

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) offers a dynamic and friendly working environment where teamwork is highly valued. Personal development is also considered a priority and is supported through extensive training and development opportunities open to all employees.

Three small words, one big difference - Caring, Expert and Quality.

Together we'll save and improve more lives than ever

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