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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/01/2022.

Public Affairs Manager

Job Reference: 104-CCG-5828MB

Hampshire, Southampton and Isle of Wight CCG
Communications and Engagement
£40,057 - £45,839

Do you have an interest in politics and policy, experience of working in public affairs and passionate about improving health services for patients?


We are looking for a talented individual to join our team in the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care System (ICS), helping to manage relations with stakeholders across a large and complex geography. This role will support our work to communicate our campaigns to stakeholders on how we are transforming health and care across our ICS area.


The role will support the organisation’s stakeholder, and parliamentary engagement, as well as managing and contributing to wider communications plans and playing an active role in our media relations, as required.


With an excellent understanding of parliamentary processes and procedures, you need the ability to influence and communicate with people at all levels from senior directors and politicians to local community representatives.


You will need to quickly gain an understanding of complex NHS policies and plans with a good eye for detail, and be able to turnaround briefings for internal and external stakeholders at short notice. You will need a positive attitude to work in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment.


As a team player and able to build relationships quickly, you will be joining a hard-working and supportive communications and engagement team, at an exciting time in the NHS as we transform services and support patients across the Hampshire and Isle of Wight ICS.


We offer excellent employment opportunities to new and existing staff. We aim to be a model employer by embedding best HR practice and to support new ways of working.

We pride ourselves on offering good working conditions, job security, lifelong learning, fair pay and benefits, staff involvement and a balance between work and personal life.

We enjoy a forward thinking and innovative culture and our vision is to have healthy people, living healthy lives in healthy communities. We understand the only way to deliver this is to have the right people with the right skills.

Here is a summary of some of the benefits and services which are on offer to staff:

  • 27 days paid minimum holiday and bank holiday entitlement

  • NHS pension scheme

  • Sick pay policy

  • Occupational health services including staff counselling services

  • Flexible working and family friendly policies

  • Flexible retirement and retirement vouchers

  • Health Service Discounts – offers for stores, travel, equipment etc.

Successful candidates will be subject to a six-month probationary period.

For further details and an informal conversation about the role, please contact Tom Sheppard at


Please note the following before applying:

1. We reserve the right to amend the closing date based on the volume of applications received. Vacancies attracting a high volume of applications may therefore close earlier than advertised.

2. In compliance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016, all applicants must be able to communicate fluently in English to an appropriate standard which will be assessed as part of the selection process.

3. As a Disability Confident Employer we are working to create a workplace that enables all staff to reach their full potential. As a CCG, we value diversity and are committed to the recruitment and retention of underrepresented minority groups. We welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates and candidates with disabilities.

4. If you are successful and are joining from a non-NHS background, there will be an expectation that you will be engaged from the bottom of the pay band. If you would like to review the Agenda for Change pay scales in more detail and to view other benefits of working in the NHS, please visit the Agenda for Change website for further details.

5. New employees to the CCG will be subject to a probationary period of six months (some exemptions apply, please refer to the CCGs policy for full details).

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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