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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/07/2020.

Communications and Marketing Officer - Band 5

Job Reference: 427-CEF20200465

Employer:
West of England Academic Health Science Network
Department:
West of England AHSN
Location:
Bristol
Salary:
£24,907 to £30,615 pa

Funded by NHS England, The Office for Life Sciences and NHS Improvement, the West of England Academic Health Science Network exists to accelerate the spread of innovative, evidence-based practice to improve health and care in the West of England. We work with all six acute Trusts, five Clinical Commissioning Groups, five community providers, two mental health Trusts and three universities in the West of England. We also work closely with local businesses, small and medium enterprises, Local Enterprise Partnerships and a range of other academic partners to facilitate the adoption and spread of innovation into health and social care.

We are committed to improving outcomes for patients through improving access to research, applying evidence and ensuring consistency of clinical practice. We run projects working at scale to spread evidence-based quality improvements across the region.

Our highly collaborative network accelerates the scale and pace of delivering consistent good practice across our communities. This work is underpinned by high levels of collaboration with industry to ensure that we are innovative, enhance patient outcomes and drive up wealth in our local economy.

We host the Patient Safety Collaborative for the West of England and manage a wide improvement agenda working across all health care sectors. Our aim is to reduce incidents of harm and improve quality. We are committed to supporting and building the quality improvement capability and capacity of our local organisations.


Communications and Marketing Officer

We're looking for a Communications & Marketing Officer to join our team at the West of England Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), based in central Bristol.

If you are looking to develop your skills in healthcare communications and stakeholder engagement, this is the ideal opportunity to take the next step in your career.

Working as part of our five-strong communications team, this role will support our corporate communications channels (social media, website, publications and e-newsletter), as well as media relations activity, graphic design support for print and online, forward planning, analytics and evaluation.

The ideal candidate will have gained experience in a communications/PR role, have strong writing skills and a flair for graphic design, and enjoy presenting information in a compelling way via a range of channels (social media, web and digital, media releases, slide decks, reports and marketing collateral).

You will have knowledge of design, print and production techniques, excellent IT skills and experience of designing publications, presentations and documents. You will be able to work on your own initiative, think on your feet and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

We value a workforce where people’s varied backgrounds and experiences bring different perspectives and fresh ideas resulting in the development and spread of transformational innovations. We therefore welcome applications from diverse communities to ensure our team is dynamic, vibrant and reflects the populations we serve.

West of England Academic Health Science Network (AHSN)

The West of England AHSN is one of 15 AHSNs across England, established by NHS England in 2013 to spread innovation at pace and scale. As the only bodies that connect NHS and academic organisations, the third sector and industry, AHSNs are catalysts that create the right conditions to facilitate change across whole health and social care economies, with a clear focus on improving outcomes for citizens.

Interviews to take place on Thursday 30th and Friday 31 July 2020.




Should we receive high level of applications, this vacancy may be expired early. We therefore encourage you to submit your application as soon as you are able to. If you feel you need additional time to do this please contact the recruitment team to discuss how we may be able to help.

Privacy Notice

If you are successful in being offered a position at the Trust, your information will be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Record database and a local file will be created and retained on site at the Trust. For further information about how we use your data, please refer to our privacy notice attached to this advert.

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References:
We will request references covering the last three years of work or study by email. One referee must be your current/most recent line manager or tutor. Please supply an organisational email address for your referees on your application form so that we can verify the reference.

Tier 2 Sponsorship (formerly Work Permit):

Applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is appointable as the employing body is unlikely to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test required by UK Visas and Immigration. For further information please visit UK Visas and Immigration website.

Please note, unless stated in the advert, we are not able to pay interview or relocation expenses.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.



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