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Band 7 Communications Lead Officer (Fixed Term / Maternity Cover)

Job Reference: 462-SOMCCG21-20

Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group
Corporate Business / Communications and Engagement Team
Yeovil, Somerset (Flexible work base)
£38,890 to £44,503 per annum

NHS Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (Somerset CCG) is looking for an experienced Band 7 Communications Lead Officer who thrives on planning and delivering communications strategies involving multiple stakeholders to join us on a 12 month fixed term contract, covering maternity leave.

You’ll be a self-starter with exceptional drive and self-motivation, a team player, and can respond to changing demands.

You’ll have strong analytical and writing skills; and the ability to add creative flair to our internal and external content. You’ll enjoy developing effective working relationships across Somerset and the region, as well as working collaboratively with our engagement team.

If you’ve got vision, creativity and a real commitment to supporting health and care services, then we’d love to hear from you.

This is a fixed term, full time post covering maternity leave for 12 months. Job share and secondment opportunities will be considered.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact:

Name: Jane Harris, Head of Communication and Engagment for Somerset CCG

Tel: 07770 431890


This post will close at midnight on Wednesday 12 August. Please note however, that this post may close sooner and without warning if we receive a large number of applications.

Interviews will be held at either Somerset CCG HQ, Wynford House in Yeovil, adhering to COVID-19 social distancing advice at the time, or via a Microsoft Teams video call.

Please read the attachment Recruitment Information listed before applying.

We thank you in advance for your interest in working for Somerset CCG and look forward to receiving your application.


NHS Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group is actively committed to promoting equality and diversity. Applications are welcome from all sections of the community and appointments will be made on merit alone.

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In submitting an application form, you authorise us to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process, should you be appointed to the post. If you do not authorise this, please state this clearly on your application form.

Please note that if you are successful in your application you agree that our occupational health department can access your occupational health records from your current or previous employer (in order to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests). This is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to your taking up the position with us.

We take our organisational values and behaviours very seriously. Please familiarise yourself with them prior to applying. They are:

  • Quality Improvement

  • Integrated Working

  • Personal Integrity

  • Compassion

  • Self-Awareness

Please see the values and behaviours document below for more detail on each.

Please also read all other relevant documents and links listed.

Thank you for your interest in working for NHS Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group.

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