Senior External Communications Manager

£51383 - £57596 per annum
10 Oct 2019
07 Nov 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

This NHS Trust is one of the UK's leading providers of health services, with a world class centre of excellence for research and education.


  • Develop and implement a communications strategy
  • Develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders both internally and externally
  • Developing and motivating your team to work effectively with colleagues and each other across the wider communications team.
  • Supporting the strategic objectives of the organisation by developing and understanding the trusts business priorities.
  • Reporting to management executives and other key stakeholders on a regular basis to ensure the strategy is fit for purpose.
  • Working with senior staff to ensure that staff are informed first about significant announcements and communications.
  • Acting as a spokesperson for the trust when needed.
  • Ensuring that media courage is monitored and valuated.
  • Identifying and providing training for key members of the trust board and clinical staff
  • Holding one to done meetings who will be appraised annually, including a mid-year review.
  • Managing the external communications budget
  • Contributing content to the good reputation of the trust, promoting best practice communications always by all members.
  • Traveling to many other trust's locations and other organisations.
  • Experience managing direct reports
  • Strong ability to write, edit and produce publications
  • Strong event organisational skills
  • Knowledge of external communications theory
  • Excellent written and communication skills


Ability to travel to Central London

Not-For-Profit experience

Creative thinker, keen to consider new approaches and visions

Good humoured, respectful and tactical approach to challenges

Flexible approach to travel and working hours

Ability to lead a media function and handle crisis communications

Line management experience

Membership communications experience

Job Offer

Permanent contract

Band 8a position

2 direct reports

Role reporting into the Head of Communications

Central London offices

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