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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/12/2021.

Senior Communication and Engagement Officer

Job Reference: 284-21-COAG-883

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534

If you are Ambitious, Brave and Compassionate there has never been a more exciting time to join our team. Ambitious and proud to provide world-class care everyone who works at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust team plays an important role in making our hospitals the incredible places they are. Our vision is to build a world leading team to deliver world class care.

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust are committed to creating the best place to work, where all staff can reach their full potential. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and welcome and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation. We look forward to receiving your application. BWC is committed to inclusion and diversity. Please ensure that you review the person specification for this post prior to applying as this is what you will be shortlisted against. If you believe your experience means you meet the criteria, please draw this out in your application.

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Senior Communication and Engagement Officer

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Communications and Engagement Officer to join our award-winning team at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

No two days are ever the same for us as we work in a fast-paced environment to proudly share the many stories of ambition, bravery and compassion that happen in all parts of our unique Trust every single day.

We are incredibly proud of what we do for our women, children, families and staff with world-leading work taking place work across our two hospitals, Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Birmingham Women’s Hospital, as well as within our mental health services and community sites.

We lead the way with our outstanding clinicalcareand are passionate aboutdeveloping the futurecare we offer, aspiring to world-class standards.

This wide-ranging role is a vital one within our Communications team. From leading on the circulation of important internal communication messages, creating engaging content for our social media channels, working closely with our partners in the media to planning pages for our monthly newspaper, playing a part in organising important events and VIP visits and more.

Whatever your day holds,we can guarantee that you will love being part of our energetic and supportive team.

The Job Description and Person Specification have more information about the role and skills, qualifications and experience that are required.

Foran informal discussion about the role please contact Paul Whittaker, Assistant Director of Communications and Engagement, via email on

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