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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/12/2020.

Communications Assistant

Job Reference: 833-AJ-CC-542-20

(CC) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Communications Department
Stockdale House
£21,892 to £24,157 per annum, pro rata

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

The Communications Team at Leeds Community Healthcare (LCH) is looking for a skilled individual to join its award-winning team as a Communications Assistant.

Your day as part of this busy but supportive team will see you providing internal and external communications, PR and marketing support across a range of services and activities here at LCH. Alongside the Head of Communications and other members of the Communications team, you will also act as a key contact for local and regional media, support content population and development of the Trust's intranet, website and its social media channels and play an active part in developing digital/video content. You will support projects and campaigns where communications expertise will add real value. There's a lot to do, but a lot to gain from the broad range of activities you will have the opportunity to be involved in.

You'll be joining a busy but supportive team. Our work is often to tight and sometimes conflicting deadlines so we're looking for someone who enjoys working to a quick pace, gets their energy from juggling demands but who can deliver projects to a high standard.

You'll need to work with a degree of autonomy to get the job done but support and guidance is on hand from the Head of Communications and the wider team. So, if you consider yourself a people person with an ability to focus on and deliver a range of communications priorities as part of a friendly team of professionals, please take a look at our job description and person specification.

You'll need to act fast and get your application to us by Thursday 17 December and be ready for interview on Monday 11 January with a 10 minute presentation that showcases the skills and experience you'd bring to the role.

For more information please contact Samantha George, Communications and Engagement Manager,

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

We are also looking for applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

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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