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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/06/2021.

Communications Officer

Job Reference: 120-AC771-0521

Velindre University NHS Trust
Life Sciences Hub hosted by Velindre University NHS Trust, Cardiff Bay
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

Thank you for your interest in working for Velindre University NHS Trust, which is a committed equal opportunities employer. The Trust welcomes applications from people who share our vision;

"Velindre University NHS Trust will be recognised locally, nationally and internationally as a renowned organisation of excellence for patient and donor care, education and research"

our values;

  • BE Accountable

  • BE Bold

  • BE Caring

  • BE Dynamic

    and who will complement our current experienced and specialist employees who are passionate about working in a Trust that has the ambition to provide world class services and care to patient and donors.

    Velindre University NHS Trust holds a special place at the heart of healthcare in Wales. It is also an amazing organisation to work and to develop your career. The Trust comprises of two divisions, Velindre Cancer Centre and Welsh Blood Service. The Trust also hosts on behalf of the Welsh Government and NHS Wales; the NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS), NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership (NWSSP) and Health Technology Wales (HTW).

    Velindre University NHS Trust provides our employees with a favourable salary and reward / staff benefits & support package.

    For more information on this vacancy please contact the recruiting manager, who will be pleased to discuss their employment opportunity with you.

    Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

    The Trust also reserves the right to close a vacancy early or withdraw an advertisement at any stage of the process, to enable internal staff requiring to be redeployed in suitable roles.

    For more information on our Trust Employee Reward and Benefit’s Package please visit the Velindre University NHS Trust website.

    Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and enthusiastic Communications Officer to join our growing team at Health Technology Wales (HTW) while we roll out our next exciting phase.

HTW is funded by Welsh Government and hosted by Velindre University NHS Trust and we are now finalising our immediate and medium term strategic goals and objectives.

The purpose of HTW is to identify, appraise, promote, enable and measure the adoption of health technologies across NHS Wales, linking into national agendas for innovation and prudent healthcare. HTW act as a Front Door to NHS Wales, signposting technology developers to initiatives to support technology evaluation and optimization over the life cycle of the technology. HTW will take responsibility for appraisals of the clinical and cost effectiveness of non-medicine health technologies in Wales, working with, but independently, of NHS Wales.

We are seeking to recruit an experienced Communications Officer to manage how HTW guidance and information is shared across NHS Wales and wider groups of stakeholders. The post holder will use press, broadcast, social and digital media to protect HTW’s reputation. Strong writing skills and the ability to transform a snippet of information into a press release or engaging content is essential to drive forward the Communication function within the organisation. The role will also involve collaboration with a range of external partners and stakeholders within and outside Wales.

The post holder will support the Programme Office Lead to provide leadership and expertise in managing HTW’s communications requirements. They will be instrumental in the planning and delivery of the HTW Communications Strategy and will have responsibility for all media relations (reactive and proactive, across traditional, digital and social media), reputation management and delivery of targeted communications with the organisation’s internal and external audiences.


The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Closing Date: 20th June 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Lauren Elston

Health Services Researcher

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