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Internal Communications Officer

Job Reference: 308-CORP-0745-C

Employer:
London Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Department:
Internal Communications Officer
Location:
London, London
Salary:
£37,638 to £44,780 per an

London Ambulance Service covers an area of 620 sq. miles, serves one of the world’s most dynamic and diverse cities and is the busiest ambulance service in the UK. We handle over 1.9 million emergency calls from across the capital and attend more than 1.2 million incidents every single year as well as delivering a 24 hour NHS 111 Integrated Urgent Care Service in South East and North East London that we estimate will respond to around 1.4million urgent care calls by the end of the year.

We employ over 6,000 staff, including volunteers, across London to respond to the health needs of over eight million people who live, work and travel in the capital.

We work closely with our NHS partners and are commissioned by 32 clinical commissioning groups spread across 5 sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) and NHS England for our specialist services. We work alongside London’s hospital, mental health and specialist trusts, as well as the five STPs across Greater London.

In addition we work in partnership with the other emergency services, London’s Air Ambulance and London’s Resilience Forums to make sure we are ready and prepared to respond to major incidents and ensure we keep Londoners safe.

As the only pan-London NHS provider we have a unique opportunity to play a leading role in integrating access to emergency and urgent care right across London.

By 2023 we will improve outcomes and experiences for all our patients by providing the right care to patients at the right time, and in the most cost effective way. This will mean up to 122,000 fewer patients being taken to emergency departments when their needs could be better met in a different way, and we will deliver significant efficiencies in avoided costs to the urgent and emergency care sector.

The Role


Internal Communications Officer

Would you like to work at the heart of the London Ambulance Service, making sure that our people are engaged and informed and help to celebrate their success?

Are you an experienced internal communications professional, who can cope well with multiple priorities in a busy but fun environment? Can you write content, run events, and work with colleagues in the wider communications team to coordinate social media and media interest in the work of the London Ambulance Service.

We’re looking for Internal Communications Officers in the Internal Communications team. You’ll play a lead role in ensuring that our people are engaged and involved in the Trust’s vision, strategy and objectives.

You’ll support the team by writing content, working with stakeholders to turn communications plans into actions, writing great content, making short videos and publishing content on our intranet platform and our internal Facebook channel. You’ll help organise the CEO roadshows and senior manager events, and work on delivering effective campaigns across all areas of the business.

You’ll also help develop our channels, improving our email broadcasts, printed matter and digital information screens.

You need to be able to write good quality stories, be comfortable with multiple priorities in a busy environment, be happy to pick up a phone to film content, and post on social media. You will have worked in a communications environment, and preferably have experience of working in the NHS.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Mandy Dryden - Head of Internal Communications

Mandy.Dryden@lond-amb.nhs.uk




London Ambulance Service NHS Trust is a member of the Business Disability Forum, Business in the Community (Opportunity Now and Race for Opportunity), Stonewall and a member of Inclusive Employers.

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