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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/04/2021.

Senior External Communications Officer

Job Reference: 271-CA-3055079

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Press & Communications | Corporate Services
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
£37,638 - £44,780 per annum inclusive

Use your exceptional skills to build trust and understanding of the work of our specialist children’s hospital

As the only exclusively specialist children's hospital in the UK, Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is a unique place in which to share your expertise. Every year, we receive over 300,000 patient visits, and the largest centre in the UK for children with heart or brain problems, and the largest centre in Europe for children with cancer. GOSH works in partnership with the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH), part of University College London, and together they form the largest paediatric research and teaching centre in the UK. We are also very fortunate to have a successful charity which enables us to fund facilities, research and services that are not funded by the NHS.

We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic individual to join our organisation. As a senior communications officer you will use your extensive experience to work with a diverse range of organisations, clinical and research communities and individuals to develop creative and engaging ways to communicate with external audiences. This work will tell our story in an exciting yet grounded manner putting our families first and will inspire their confidence and that of our colleagues and partners.

As an integral part of the GOSH communications team the post holder will provide specialist advice and develop approaches to communicating information to support our organisational strategy - Above and Beyond.

Experience of successfully developing, implementing and evaluating external communications and engagement using traditional media and digital channels is key.

Join us in this important work and you will have the full support of a wonderful network of colleagues. At GOSH we are always keen to embrace new and better ways of working. We aren’t afraid to push the boundaries of excellence and embrace the latest thinking. So with the scope to progress your career and the chance to further your skills, we are confident that when you join us, you will find a role that you genuinely love.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Cymbeline Moore

Job title: Director of Communications

Email address:

Please be advised that:

The recruitment process for all admin and clerical roles at Bands 2-5 will be a two stage recruitment process whereby shortlisted candidates will undertake an online literacy, numeracy, ICT and typing test.Only those candidates who pass the competency test will proceed to a formal interview.

The closing date given is a guide only. There may be some occasions where we have to close a vacancy once sufficient applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Only those candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the person specification criteria for this post will be shortlisted. Please note that where high volumes of applicants have been received, additional criteria may on occasion be used to determine the final shortlist.

Please also note that all recruitment is currently subject to restrictions on the allocation of Certificates of Sponsorship.

We are an accredited Living Wage Employer.

Please note that the Trust uses the TRAC recruitment system to manage our recruitment campaigns. Your submitted application will be imported into TRAC. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system. Please note, all communication regarding your application will be made via email, please ensure you check your junk/spam folders as emails are sometimes filtered there.

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