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Communications Officer

Job Reference: 173-014019-COR

Employer:
Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Communications
Location:
Communications, Leeds
Salary:
£23,023 to £29,608 pa

All references should be directed through the Employers HR Department wherever possible to comply with NHS Check Standards. Please ensure that a HR address/email is provided for each referee named.


We are looking for a top class comms all-rounder to join our team at a leading mental health and learning disabilities NHS Trust based in Leeds.

You will support the delivery of our internal and external communications. This includes supporting staff, stakeholder and public engagement through excellent and creative written, digital and face-to-face communication.

You will lead on a wide range of communications functions and channels including media relations, staff and stakeholder communications, service user communications and interesting and varied campaigns and projects.

You’ll be a fantastic writer with an ability to turn complex and sensitive information into compelling content for a wide range of audiences. You will also be highly proficient at digital communications and be a dab hand at web and social media content management.

You’ll have excellent interpersonal skills and be confident when presenting yourself and your ideas to a range of people, including senior managers, journalists and service users.

You will work across multiple projects and subject areas at the same time and will be required to use your own initiative and act independently.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Claire Vodden 0113 85 55989




All applications submitted will be held by TRAC.systems and the Trust Resourcing team. If you are unsuccessful at interview your details will be held for a further 6 months and then deleted.

***Please note that from 1st July 2018, all new employees will be required to pay for their DBS Check, and to subscribe to the DBS Update Service.***

If a DBS Check is required for your role the Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost of the DBS check (Enhanced Check £48 or Standard Check £30) by way of deductions from your salary over the first 3 consecutive months of employment with the Trust. As a condition of your employment you will also be required to register with and to participate in the DBS Update Service, and will be responsible for maintaining payment, and subscription to the DBS Update Service (£13 annual payment).DBS checks for volunteers remain free of charge.

NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk of redundancy’ will, wherever possible be offered an interview, provided that they demonstrate that they meet all the essential shortlisting criteria of the post. If you are ‘at risk of redundancy’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application.

The Trust reserves the right to close the vacancy before the closing date.

In view of Home Office Immigration Regulations all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process should you be appointed to the post.

The Trust currently pays a non-consolidated supplement in order that all our staff receive the equivalent of the Living Wage Foundation Rate.

Please note: The Trust does not offer reimbursement of interview expenses.


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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