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Director of Communication and Engagement

Job Reference: 408-WUTH-20-22

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Arrowe Park, Wirral
Circa £80k

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as “competent and caring staff” by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral’s only Emergency Department. We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide and our financial turnover is in excess of £337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible to major airports and has excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

The Trust is focused on providing exceptional patient and family centred care to the communities we serve as well as being a great place to work. Therefore, excellent communication and engagement is vital to achieving our ambitions.

We are seeking to appoint a highly capable and dynamic Director of Communications and Engagement.

This is a new post and would give the successful postholder a unique opportunity to transform our approach to external and internal communication and engagement. We are looking for an experienced, energetic and motivated communications professional to help us achieve outstanding results. Your drive and commitment will be crucial in the implementation of a refreshed communications and engagement strategy across our organisation, using your invaluable wealth of knowledge and expertise.

Your previous experience, skills and knowledge will also mean that you will easily be able to engage and gain credibility with the local, regional and the national media and build important relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. You will also be able to provide confident advice and guidance to our Board and Executive Team.

If you have the skills and energy to make a significant impact then our Executive Director of Workforce, Helen Marks would like to hear from you.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Karen Johnston, PA to Executive Director of Workforce, tel: 0151 604 7240

Following your application via NHS Jobs, your information will be imported into our third party recruitment system – Trac Jobs. All subsequent information regarding your application will then be generated from and this is where you will be able to track the progress of your application. This will ensure we deal with your application quickly and efficiently.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in the application, to its third party management system.

Please note; that if you are offered a position, your personal details will automatically be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system (ESR).

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