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Marketing, Communications, Engagement & Inclusion Lead

Job Reference: 378-QAW0492

Employer:
South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
378 SUP Communications and Marketing - 170508
Location:
Wakefield
Salary:
£52,306 to £60,983 pa

Our Trust exists to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities. We’re delighted you’re looking at this job opportunity and hope you want to join our team.

We’re very proud we were chosen as the ‘best organisation’ in the 2017 Kate Granger awards for compassionate care. We live our values every day:

  • We put the person first and in the centre
  • We know that families and carers matter
  • We are respectful, honest, open and transparent
  • We improve and aim to be outstanding
  • We are relevant today and ready for tomorrow

Our values are very important to us which is why we want to recruit people whose values match ours. Read on to find out more about this job opportunity.


We’re looking for an expert communicator to lead our team of talented marketing, communications, engagement and inclusion professionals, maintaining high standards whilst ensuring the team’s wellbeing. You’ll promote a culture of open communications consistent with the Trust’s vision, values and goals whilst embracing co-production and fostering inclusion of diverse voices and stakeholders. The successful candidate will support directors, clinical staff and managers in delivering key Trust-wide and local objectives by ensuring changes are managed in a way which is sensitive to the needs of service users and the wider public.

You’ll oversee the ongoing development of systems which support internal and external communications with staff, service users, carers, commissioners, partner organisations and other key stakeholders. You’ll support delivery of key corporate priorities alongside the Executive team and Operational Management Group as well as clinicians, managers and staff across all parts of the Trust. You’ll routinely work with our Director of Strategy and our Chief Executive to ensure the right level of support on the right priorities.

The postholder will develop, implement and adjust key plans and strategies that will deliver the Trust's response to the Equality Act 2010, Human Rights Act 1998 and other relevant legislation and guidance. They will be responsible for ensuring that the Trust achieves and sustains compliance with all statutory and Department of Health guidance on Equalities and Human Rights as a minimum and develops and improves performance on this important agenda.

You will be educated to masters’ level or have equivalent experience.You will be able to demonstrate substantial experience in a senior Marketing, Communications, Engagement or Inclusion role alongside experience of developing and delivering communications strategies. You will have proven ability to provide specialist advice, support and guidance on a range of highly complex and sensitive issues to senior management. In depth, expert understanding and knowledge of equality legislation and of the obligations placed on public bodies will be expected.

With ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide variety of people you’ll be self-motivated, enthusiastic, innovative and flexible. You’re also able to manage competing priorities and motivate and influence others.

If you would like further information about this role, please contact Sue Barton, Deputy Director of Strategy and Change on 07918 166549 or by e-mail sue.barton@swyt.nhs.uk or Salma Yasmeen, Director of Strategy on 07599 475578 or by e-mail salma.yasmeen@swyt.nhs.uk.




As a flexible employer encouraging a healthy work/life balance, we will consider Part-Time working opportunities for all our positions.

Our application process will test your attitudes and behaviours, as well as your knowledge and skills. So that we know we’d be a good match for each other. If you’re successful you’ll then have a 12 months values based induction.

You’ll also have access to a wide range of wellbeing support because our wellbeing at work matters to #allofus. There’s a great range of support for us all including a workplace physio, staff retreats, health checks, counselling, mindfulness and a variety of sports groups. You can take part in our award-winning Creative Minds activities as well as access courses at our innovative recovery colleges.

We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability as well as those who have experience of mental or physical health problems. So, if you need any support with your application just give us a call on 01226 644081.

A couple of things to note – if you’re shortlisted for interview we’ll contact you via your NHS jobs account, so please check this regularly. Please provide email addresses wherever possible for your references. Bear in mind that we reserve the right to close a vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as you can.

We hope you would like to join our award winning team. Good luck with your application.





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