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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/11/2019.

WYAAT Communications Manager (XN07)

Job Reference: 298-CORT-1464

Trust Executives
298 West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts
St James University Hospital
£37,570 to £43,772 pa

This is an exciting opportunity for a strategic, ambitious communications professional to have an impact on patient care across West Yorkshire and Harrogate. Working with the six acute trusts which make up the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT), this role needs someone with an enquiring mind, excellent communication skills, tenacity and the ability to build relationships at every level. You will work with local trust communications leads to help us to raise the profile of the important work that West Yorkshire and Harrogate hospitals are doing together at a regional level, help us to celebrate our achievements and drive forward our communications agenda. You will be able to base yourself at any of the WYAAT trusts, although will be expected to spend periods working at all six.


If this sounds like the role for you and you would like an informal discussion please contact Katie Lister, Head of Communications at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust on 01535 294544 or Jane Westmoreland, Associate Director of Communications at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust on 0113 2065045.


Closing date for applications: 29 November 2019

Provisional date for interview: 13 December 2019

This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

Our goal is to be the best place to work, to achieve this we engage with and listen to our staff, to understand their needs. We are proud to support all individuals to work flexibly so they can maintain a good work life balance and provide support as a carer or parent. We value our diverse staff and are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required and to support staff who require adjustments to ensure they can work safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

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Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you have any questions about the process please contact the Recruitment Service on (0113) 2065980

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