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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/08/2021.

Senior Communications Lead

Job Reference: 289-CR-926

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Imperial College Health Partners, London
£52,643 - £58,558 per annum inc.HCAS

About our Trust

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provide services from two main hospitals, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and a number of clinics across London and the South-East. We have over 6,000 members of staff that are PROUD to Care for nearly one million people. Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children’s, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

We’re one of the best performing Trusts in the country. We’re also one of the top trusts to work for – our staff say they’re engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment. Our Trust has been rated by the Care Quality Commission as ‘Good’ in all five of the main domains of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led, giving an us overall rating of ‘Good’. We’ve also been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating for ‘use of resources’ by an NHS Improvement inspection.

Our vision is to be the No 1 employer nationally, where every member of staff has the best possible experience when working here. We can achieve this when we listen to our staff and act on their feedback. We have an ambitious agenda which is to deliver outstanding care to our patients in a workplace that is dynamic, inclusive, innovative, and demonstrates our PROUD to Care values.

These are both exciting and challenging times for the Trust and our partners, in particular for the people agenda. The organisation is one of the highest performing acute Trusts in the country and has many impressive people metrics – however we still have much to do. The board and the executive team are excited and motivated about us doing more for our people.

The Role

Senior Communications Lead

We’re looking for a creative, confident Senior Communications Lead to join us at Imperial College Health Partners (ICHP).

ICHP is a partnership organisation bringing together NHS providers of healthcare services, clinical commissioning groups and leading universities across North West London. We have been designated by NHS England as the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) for North West London, and we are one of 15 AHSNs across England which make up The AHSN Network.

At ICHP we believe that innovation can be a powerful trigger to create new ways of working.

Through working with world leading hospitals, community providers, commissioners and universities, we match health challenges with new innovations. This helps our partners provide the best possible health and care outcomes for North West London’s 2.3 million residents.

Our strategic priorities are to:

  • Innovate and collaborate for a healthier population making a real measurable impact; and
  • Diversify our customer base in order to broaden our income sources and work where we can have the largest impact.

Our organisation has a range of talents and experiences, bringing knowledge, skills and experience to the way we connect with our stakeholders.

At a time where collaboration and innovation are crucial to help meet some of healthcare’s most pressing challenges, there has never been a better time to join us.


We're looking for a creative and confident Senior Communications Lead to work at Imperial College Health Partners. This is an exciting opportunity to develop and deliver complex communications programmes, both client facing and corporate, with the chance to make a real difference to healthcare services.

Our team recognises and values good communications and we’re looking for someone who is passionate about values-driven communications with people at its heart. We need someone with high levels of confidence, aptitude and diplomacy as well as exceptional professional skills and expertise. The role spans both strategic development and operational delivery and you will excel in both.

You’ll support the Associate Director of Communications and Engagement to develop and implement a comprehensive strategic approach to communications with members, strategic partners and key stakeholders at both a corporate and project level.

You will also plan and deliver high quality communications activity to support the delivery of ICHP’s organisational priorities, also at both a corporate and project level.

You’ll form part of the senior leadership of our close knit communications and engagement team and you will manage members of staff, inspiring them to be the best they can be.

Interviews will be held in early September 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameNatalie Hudson

Associate Director of Communications and Engagement


Additional Information

The Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all its employees as well as maintaining a workforce that broadly reflects the local communities we serve. In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.


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  • Employment at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is offered subject to successful completion of a six month Probationary Period

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