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Band 7 Communications Manager

Job Reference: 313-A-20-86527-MA

Leicestershire Partnership Trust

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Are you a highly skilled and innovative senior communications professional?

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is a large community and mental health Trust, and we are on our way up. You could be part of this exciting journey and build a great next step for your career at the same time!

As a senior manager of the Trust you will have lead responsibility for the full range of communications disciplines, working with our directorates, as well as corporate responsibility for one of three communications functions – internal communication, e-communication or evaluation. Leading on the delivery of our corporate objectives you will help us deliver our Trust’s strategy – Step up to Great – and vision “creating high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all”.

You will have significant experience of working in a senior communications role, ideally within the NHS or public sector, and an in-depth knowledge of strategic communications planning, media relations, reputation management, and engagement.

We are a close, supportive communications team, who are committed to working in innovative and creative ways to reach and have an impact on our target audiences. We are passionate about making a difference for our patients, services users and staff, working closely with senior managers and staff across our 6,500 strong workforce and our communications colleagues across health and social care organisations.

If you share our values and commitment, and have the exceptional skills and experience we are looking for, plus a good dose of resilience and humour, we invite you to make that application now!

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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