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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/01/2022.

Project Communications Officer - Fixed Term

Job Reference: 449-CP910

Solent NHS Trust
£31,365 - £37,890 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

We’re looking for a Project Communications Officer to support programmes and projects on a fixed term / secondment contract until the end of September 2022 as a part or full time partnership. The role will be predominantly based at home but travel across Hampshire and Isle of Wight (HIOW) will be required.

The HIOW Integrated Care system are delivering an enhanced Occupational Health & Wellbeing Programme to deliver an enhanced occupational health and wellbeing offer across the HIOW region so that all NHS People are offered a holistic approach to health and wellbeing that enables them to thrive.

We are also delivering a project promoting careers in the NHS engaging with schools, colleges and Universities to ensure pupils and students have an understanding of the 350 jobs in the NHS.

We’re looking for someone who can help us take our communications to the next level. You’ll be creative and have a passion for great communications and engagement – able to generate ideas and be known for your can do attitude. You’ll help us shape the programme and project for our people and you’ll be dedicated to making sure we hear the voices we’ve never heard before.

You’ll be skilled across all the varied communications disciplines and know how to find and write compelling copy (there’s no shortage of amazing stories in our system) and you’ll be able to turn complex information into clear, accessible and helpful messages for the people who need them.

You’ll understand the communications planning process, from setting measurable communications objectives, planning tactics and actions to delivering and evaluating the impact of what we do.

Personal Skills/Qualities

  • Communication Skills, written and verbal.
  • A knowledge of and commitment to Equal Opportunities and Promoting Diversity.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across a range of agencies.

For more information on the post, please contact Katherine Morgan (Programme Manager)


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All patient facing workers in England will be required to ensure they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, from 1 April 2022 . It will be a condition of employment to be fully vaccinated. This requirement will also apply to those in ancillary support roles such as porters or receptionists who may have social contact with patients but are not directly involved in their care.

To be fully vaccinated you must receive both doses of a Covid-19 vaccination. Successful applicants will be required (unless exempt*) to provide evidence of their covid vaccination status (NHS COVID Pass) or evidence that they have commenced their journey to becoming fully vaccinated. If the required evidence cannot be provided then any offer of employment may be withdrawn.

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

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