WDHCS COMMUNICATIONS AND POLICY MANAGER - JOB ADVERT
Wakefield and District Health and Community Support: Communications and Policy Manager
· Are you an ambitious Communications / Policy Officer looking for your next challenge?
· Can you help us tell inspiring stories about the projects we support and how they are making a different to people’s lives?
· Can you help us develop new research and evaluation systems to target our finding activities?
· Do you have experience of policy and project management support in the delivery of key projects?
Wakefield and District Health and Community Support (WDHCS) is an independent charity working to help people to live longer healthier lives in Wakefield. Our vision is for a stronger, healthier, more equal, Wakefield built on charities and partner organisations from all sectors working together to support people to thrive.
We do this by providing grants and investment funding to help build sustainable change across health and social care services and systems in Wakefield.
After a period of extensive review, we now wish to recruit a Communications and Policy Manager to: ensure our grant-making activities deliver the maximum impact; drive our communications strategy; and inform the wider future strategy of the charity.
This is an exciting new role. You will be responsible for building the profile and raising awareness of WDHCS across the district and the Yorkshire and Humber region. You will also help to increase public awareness of our grant making programmes to the communities of the district and with our wider stakeholders / partners.
The Communications and Policy Manager will build our story library, develop a strong online and social media presence, create promotional materials, and organise events and media coverage. The role is responsible for gathering best practice and stories, films and photographs of people who benefit from the WDHCS grant programme. You will also help us develop new areas of research.
We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief.
The role is based in Wakefield with some home working available. We operate a 35-hour week, but a range of flexible working arrangements, including job-share, will be considered. The role will involve some travel across the Yorkshire & Humberside region. The successful candidate will have access to a range of training and development opportunities.