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Interim Head of Marketing & Communications

Job Reference: J204-A-19-0332

Rowcroft Hospice



37.5 Hours Per Week

Salary : Competitive

Fixed Term 9-12 Month Contract (Start May 2019)

Maternity Cover



At Rowcroft, we believe in making every day the best it can be for patients and their loved ones. We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and creative Interim Head of Marketing and Communications to join the Senior Management Team.


In this role you will take responsibility for the strategic direction and delivery of all aspects of marketing communications for the charity, maximising the opportunities to promote our work, drive engagement with our brand, uphold our reputation, and deliver effective support to our services and income generation teams. This is a crucial role in the organisation and so we are looking for someone with broad experience and a willingness to take a ‘hands on’ approach to projects.


To succeed in the role, you will need to:


  • Have experience working across a range of marketing channels and audiences and in the delivery of innovative and strategic marketing campaigns
  • Be a strong leader with a supportive management style which emphasises a collaborative working approach
  • Be an excellent communicator with the ability to form positive relationships with key internal and external contacts.  
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, as part of a close-knit team – to deliver on our strategy takes real teamwork, energy and passion. No two days are ever the same!

This is a full-time role on a temporary contract to cover a period of maternity leave.


For any further information about this post, please contact Rachel Bell, Head of Marketing & Communications on 01803 210344 or email


You can apply online or alternatively contact Human Resources on 01803 210860 or email to request a recruitment pack.


Closing date:     24th February 2019


Interview date:   5th March 2019


Rowcroft Hospice is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Rowcroft Hospice – Rowcroft House Foundation Ltd

Registered Charity No. 282723


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

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