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Band 4 Internal Communications Officer

Job Reference: 313-A-19-74890-KW

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Chief Executive
£21,089 / £21,819 / £22,482 / £22,707 / £23,761

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? If so read on and take a look at the opportunity below...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust provides a range of community health services for both physical and mental health conditions, as well as a range of specialist services supporting people of all ages including family and young people services, mental health, learning disabilities and physical health community and inpatient services.

We deliver services to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our 5500 staff serve a population of one million from over 100 sites across the region.

Join our transformational journey – exciting role up for grabs!

Internal Communications Officer

Band 4

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) Communications Team is on a mission – and we want an innovative, creative communications officer to join us on it.

Two years ago we introduced a transformational new communications strategy, putting our values and our people at the heart of what we do. As we come to refresh that strategy, and review how far we’ve come, we’re ready to take it up a gear. Internal communications is key to good staff engagement, and although staff say this is improving, we still have some way to go if we are to build a truly engaged workforce, with a shared culture and vision. Have you got expertise to take us to that next level?

Working as one of two communications officers in the team, your main focus will be on helping us to develop strong and innovative internal communications channels to enable staff to feel informed, engaged, empowered and proud to work for LPT. You will be producing internal newsletters, publications, staff campaigns and events, so strong written communication skills, organisational skills and knowledge of creative IT packages is essential.

We are a great team to work in: we are passionate about what we do, we support each other, and we know where we want to go. If you’re up for the challenge, can think outside of the box, and have a good sense of humour to go with it, we’d love to hear from you.

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Kamy Basra, Head of Communications at 0116 295 0924

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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