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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/06/2019.

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Marketing and PR Officer

Job Reference: 153-KB-8209

Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth
£24,214 - £30,112 pa

‘Providing the excellent care that we would expect for our own families’

Join the HSJ 2018 Highly Commended Trust of the year, to deliver our vision to more than 500,000 people across Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch. Currently The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (RBCH) includes Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Christchurch Hospital and a Sterile Services Department at Alderney Hospital.

It’s a very exciting time here in Dorset with a recent review kick-starting major improvements to the way healthcare is provided. Among which is the proposed merge with fellow acute hospital Poole Hospital. Our Joint CEO Debbie Fleming is passionate about our collective goal to create a new organisation that is even better, and change how we deliver care in a way that will improve services and deliver better outcomes

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Marketing and PR professional to work as part of our small team at Royal Bournemouth Hospital Charity. This role will be heavily focused on supporting the fundraising team to increase donations and event participation though developing supporter engagement, using a wide range of communication techniques.

Specifically, the post holder’s primary focus will be to support the fundraising team deliver its fundraising plan through the development and management of effective marketing campaigns, the charity’s website, social media presence and ensuring all PR opportunities are maximised.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and driven individual who has a sound understanding of a range of digital and marketing and PR techniques, works well in a busy environment and is a team player able to work on own initiative and manage multiple projects independently.

You will have

    • A good understanding of digital platforms and social media
    • Solid copywriting skills
    • Experience of using Adobe InDesign or similar
    • Be a creative thinker with experience in creating engaging content
    • an analytical nature, able to evaluate and monitor the success of marketing campaigns and activities
    • Self–motivated with the ability to manage, multi-task and work on multiple projects at once in a quick-paced environment.
    • knowledge of the latest data protection regulations and standards
    • commitment and enthusiasm for the cause

Bournemouth Hospital Charity raises funds to enhance patient care, treatment and services and support staff welfare and development.

Closing Date: 18th June 2019

Interview Date: 25th June 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Debbie Anderson Head of Fundraising - Tel. 01202 704060

Why join us? Not only do we offer an excellent service to our patients, we also work hard to support our staff and ensure they feel valued and supported. Every day, we value great team work, improving and adapting, communicating well and taking pride in what we do for patients. We also enjoy a great place to live on the south cost, from award winning beaches to beautiful views!

Advert may be removed before the end date if applicant numbers are high.


1. Please show us that you are right for this job by relating your application to the criteria for the post as detailed in the job description and person specification shown in the right hand column.

2. You will find out if you have been shortlisted by checking your email (including junk and spam mail) and NHS jobs account regularly. If you have not heard from us within 21 days of the closing date we regret that your application is unsuccessful this time.

3. If you join us and need a DBS check, we will deduct from your salary all or some of the cost (dependent on your banding) currently £48.43. Many staff use the DBS update service at a cost of £13.00 p.a. but you need to sign up for this asap via their website.

4. If you come with no previous NHS experience, it is usual to appoint to the minimum of the band.

5. The Trust is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from everyone regardless of ethnicity, disability, gender, age, faith or sexual orientation. We seek to establish a workforce as diverse as the population we serve.

6. In completing this application you are giving us permission to contact the Home Office/UKBA to establish your immigration status and eligibility to work with us. Previous NHS service will be verified with the relevant employers (if relevant).

7. Travel expenses are not always payable so please check with HR before you travel.

8. Appointment to the post is subject to satisfactory completion of a 6 month probationary period.

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