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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/01/2020.

Communications Officer

Job Reference: 425-A-19-36503

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£21,089 - £23,761 per annum

We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented Communications Officer to join our passionate and ambitious team.

We know that good communication can improve the healthcare experience for our young patients, smooth the journey for families and help our staff to provide the very best care. If you share our belief in the importance of good communication and have the skills to make it happen, we want to hear from you.

As Communications Officer, you will have a varied and interesting role for one of the country’s leading children’s healthcare organisations. You will be supporting communications for our mental health services, community services, our transport service Embrace and Sheffield Children’s Hospital – one of only three dedicated children’s hospital trusts in the UK, which provides specialist services of national and international acclaim

You will bring skills and experience, but also creativity and curiosity, to help us share the incredible and inspirational work that happens within our Trust every day.

You will be self-motivated and great at multi-tasking. You will take responsibility for the production and development of our internal communications materials while taking an active role in a wide variety of other communications projects. You will also be a team player, supporting our external communications to help to maintain and grow the trust’s reputation.

You will show versatility, being equally comfortable creating clear and accessible written information, taking a powerful photograph, engaging people through social media or interviewing one of our young patients. As a skilled and confidentcommunicator you'll build relationships with staff, directors, media contacts, patients and families.

We won’t pretend it isn’t challenging – there is a lot to do. But it is an opportunity to be part of an amazing organisation, to make a genuine difference and to be inspired every day.


All communication throughout the application process will be via e-mail therefore please check your e-mail account and NHS Jobs account regularly. References are also requested by email (where possible). Therefore, to speed up the recruitment process please provide an email address for all referees when completing your application form.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If a DBS check is required for the post you are applying for any offer of employment will be provisional on a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

In line with other NHS Organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber Region a successful candidate appointed into a post within this Trust will be required to pay the DBS check fee (£45). This is customarily payable over 4 months as a salary deduction once employed by the Trust. If you receive a conditional offer letter, complete your DBS application and later withdraw from the recruitment process, an invoice will be raised via the Trust's finance department to recoup the outlay.

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in accordance with the Equal Opportunities policy is committed to treating all individuals equally irrespective of age, race, social background, gender, sexual preference, colour, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, religion or trade union membership.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancies earlier than originally stated, if sufficient applications are received.

Please note that Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust do not reimburse any incurred 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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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