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Corporate Communications Manager - External Affairs

Job Reference: 918-MX4011

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
Corporate Communication
Liverpool (Speke) or London (Tooting)
£33,222 to £43,041 pa + HCAA where applicable

Please note : from 01 April 2019, Band 7 salary increases to: £37,750 to £43,770 per annum

Do you have the expertise to help lead the external 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 …


You’ll play a key role in raising NHS Blood and Transplant’s profile and increasing public awareness of blood, tissue and stem cell donation for some of your time whilst then spending a number of days specifically managing our External Affairs work on the implementation of this important and exciting legislation. This role will be critical to achieving the organisations objectives of raising awareness that the law is changing in Spring 2020, building trust through our broad stakeholder community and helping to disseminate important information and education.


You will also support the Head of Corporate Communications in developing and implementing all areas of our corporate communications strategy; supporting our aims and objectives; promoting the purpose of the organisation and maintaining our professional corporate image and reputation with external stakeholders.


As an experienced communications professional you will be responsible for developing, managing and delivering our external affairs work. It’s important that you have solid experience in working across different Government departments; of engaging with key figures across the stakeholder and Parliamentary landscape and also being able to produce stakeholder bespoke campaign content.


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 external stakeholders.


Your instinctive approach to communications, first class judgement and sound 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 will be located at Speke or Tooting, to be agreed at interview.

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 Sunday 31 March 2019

Interviews will take place on Thursday 11 April 2019 (subject to confirmation) at our offices in central 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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