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STP Communications and Engagement Manager

Job Reference: 468-ENH144

East and North Herts CCG
Communications and Engagement
James Taylor House, Hatfield, Hatfield
£33,222 - £43,041 per ann

STP Communications and Engagement Manager - one year fixed term position


The Hertfordshire and west Essex Sustainability and Transformation Partnership is seeking to recruit an experienced, creative, and motivated communications professional on a fixed-term contract to deliver communications activities across the area.


‘A Healthier Future’ is the name of our Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP). Our ambitious programme aims to empower and encourage personal responsibility for health and wellbeing and deliver high quality, integrated and affordable services close to people’s homes.


Excellent engagement and communication are vital to the success of our transformation plans. As one of the STP’s two full-time Communications and Engagement Managers, you will support the STP communications lead to design, implement and evaluate a range of innovative and effective communications and engagement activities aimed at staff, stakeholders and the public.


You will help to ensure that patients are at the heart of service redesign and support the delivery of our integrated health and care strategy, as well as taking direct responsibility for communications and engagement for a portfolio of different workstreams.


The ideal candidate will have a track record of managing effective communications in complex environments and ideally will have successfully communicated major service changes. You will be expected to work closely with your communications colleagues across the STP area, so we will be looking for experience of collaborative and partnership working.


Our friendly team is looking for a confident and creative writer who is savvy with social media, politically aware, organised and able to juggle competing priorities. You will be comfortable working with diverse stakeholders, from board members, elected representatives and journalists to clinicians and patients, helping them to understand our work and their role in delivering successful outcomes. The role will be challenging, high-profile and rewarding. Some occasional evening and weekend working may be needed.


If you have the ability to plan, execute and evaluate effective and persuasive multi-media campaigns, have excellent writing and presentation skills, a good visual sense, tact, diplomacy and attention for detail, then this could be the post for you.


Whilst the role will be based at the STP head office in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, you will be expected to travel to meetings at various locations across Hertfordshire and west Essex, not all of which are easily accessible by public transport. Access to a car will therefore be essential for this role (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving).


In addition to the basic salary, this post attracts a High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of basic salary subject to a minimum and maximum payment per annum (pro rata where applicable) in line with Agenda for Change.


If you are seeking an opportunity to a work in a fast paced, proactive and challenging environment we would like to hear from you.



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