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Communications Officer

Job Reference: 216-OL-A1671

Employer:
University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
Department:
216 120380 Communications
Location:
PLYMOUTH
Salary:
£24,214 to £30,112 Per Annum

The Trust became a teaching hospital with the opening of the Peninsula Medical School and we are the largest teaching hospital in the South West and have an active commitment to developing and supporting our staff.

The Trust is one of the largest acute healthcare providers in the country. Our services include Emergency and Acute Assessment units, General Medical and Surgical Services, Cancer Care, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Dentistry, Ear Nose and Throat, Neurosciences and Renal services. We offer a full range of general hospital services to around 450,000 people in Plymouth, North and East Cornwall and South and West Devon. These include emergency and major trauma services, maternity services, paediatrics and a full range of diagnostic, medical and surgical sub-specialties.

We are a people business – where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION WILL BE ELECTRONIC, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT REGULARLY. Call Recruitment on 01752 432100. If you find applying Online difficult due to a disability please contact us.


We are looking to recruit a communications professional to support departments in the creation of great content for the Trust’s website, intranet and emerging channels.

As Communications Officer for Online Platforms, you will work within a busy, pro-active and award-winning team.

You will be comfortable in the use and administration of content management systems and be able to share these skills with local editors across the organisation. You will be skilled in analysing platform usage data and reporting this back to colleagues.

The Communications and Engagement Team works with colleagues to support the following strategic objectives:

1) Support two-way communications with patients, families and carers

2) Support two-way communications with staff

3) Maintain mutually beneficial relationships with all other key stakeholders

4) Support charity communications

We can promise you your working life will never be dull. Almost every day is different and your biggest challenge will be to decide what not to do every day as you seek to balance and prioritise multiple requests. We also hope you will find it extremely rewarding, supportive, friendly and fun.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on 20th November 2019.




We recognise that work life balance is important for our colleagues and so we invite requests from applicants around less than full time/flexible working for our advertised roles. Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss this prior to your application submission. We commit to giving this full consideration in each case.

It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.

Providing false information is an offence & could result in the application being rejected or summary dismissal/police action if an applicant is successful.

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children & vulnerable adults. Many of our posts are subject to Disclosure & Barring Service check (DBS). A copy of the DBS Code of Practice is available on request. Should the position that you are applying for be subject to a DBS check, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust will fund the cost* of your DBS check application. Should you decide to voluntarily resign from the Trust within two years from the start date of employment, you will be asked to meet the cost* of the original DBS application, which will be reclaimed from your last month’s salary. *Current cost of an enhanced DBS is £40.00 per application.

All Applicants are required to detail referees on their application form covering the current & previous 3 years of Employment / Unemployment history.

Please note that if you are successful in your application & accept the position you agree that the Staff Health and Wellbeing Department can access your health records from your current/previous employer in order to check the status of your inoculations & screening tests. This is an automated process & the information will only be used for these purposes prior to your taking up the position with us.

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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.


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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