Head of Corporate Communications (Internal and External Comms)

Guy's and St Thomas' Foundation
Closing date
25 Aug 2022

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Marketing, PR & Communications
Health & Medical
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Job Details

  • Be part of a game changing health foundation
  • An instrumental new role in the organisation

About Our Client

Guy's & St Thomas' Foundation is an independent foundation. They invest, partner, engage and influence to come at big health challenges from all angles. Through their family of forward-looking organisations, they collaborate with their communities, partners and hospitals, and use their assets to transform lives.

Last year following a strategic review they developed new brand portfolio giving distinct new identities that enable them to better reflect the breadth of their work and engage with different audiences. The new Guy's & St Thomas' Foundation brand was created to represent their overarching aim to build the foundations of a healthier society and specifically three areas of their work: the endowment that financially enables our routes to impact, our role as a long-term institution in South London and as an employer of choice within and beyond the sector.

Job Description

We are looking for a confident, inspirational leader who understands Corporate Communications, B2B marketing and DEI. This is an instrumental new role at the Foundation supporting the Communications Director in elevating the internal and external communications, corporate B2B brand and marketing.

Reporting to the Communications Director this role will be responsible for leading communications and engagement with each area's target audience including investors and the commercial sector, funding sector and regulators and the current and future team. You will be a trusted advisor, and be able to be engaging and influence senior stakeholders. Experience of financial investment, property, and philanthropy an advantage.

The Foundation brand was launched just over a year ago and a dedicated team established to focus on it. The Head of Corporate Communications will be galvanising and building the team as we drive the corporate comms forward.

Team leadership

  • Lead the Corporate Comms team, driving momentum, inspiring creativity, and delivering high quality communications
  • Promoting a culture of learning, striving for continuous improvement of our approaches and outputs
  • Work to ensure the team are co-ordinated, efficient, motivated, and supported
  • Support the learning and development of the team through ongoing coaching and facilitation of professional development
  • Support matrix working across teams
  • HR responsibilities associated with line management


  • Work as part of the Communications leadership team to deliver our organisational strategy
  • Development and delivery of a communications strategy that aims to protect and build Guy's & St Thomas' Foundation's reputation as an impactful organisation
  • Development and delivery of a communications strategy that positions the Foundation as an employer of choice, attracting talent from across sectors
  • Working with colleagues to build an understanding of target audiences in order to shape strategies
  • Develop and embed our DEI for comms and engagement DAP with our teams

Corporate brand and content

  • Provide expert advice and support to colleagues on all aspects of brand, content, and corporate communications
  • Drive high quality and engaging content for our communications channels ensuring consistency and integration across channels and platforms
  • Lead the development and management of the corporate brand working with partners to ensure successful brand management
  • Oversee our content management across our brand portfolio - leading project management, planning, budgeting, execution and evaluation of marketing events and activities
  • Develop resource plans to ensure efficient and effective delivery of high-quality branded content and outputs across projects including a bank of trusted freelancers and contractors
  • Responsible for key content deliverables such as Annual Report and accounts

Event management

  • Lead on event design and delivery, as a key route to audience engagement and IC across Guy's & St Thomas' Foundation

Internal communications

  • Development and delivery of an internal communications strategy that supports our growing organisation
  • Working in partnership with the Head of Resources and Internal Comms Manager to ensure that our internal comms supports communication about policies, ways of working and other HR matters
  • Work with colleagues to develop our internal comms channels including the intranet to increase value and usage

PR and Crisis Comms Strategy

  • Crisis comms planning and implementation
  • Managing corporate and brand reputational risk
  • Overseeing media enquiries, press releases and media content

Budgeting, Evaluation, and reporting

  • Manage the team budget and business plan
  • Produce performance and progress reports to support internal monitoring and planning plus updates for our Board of Trustees
  • Measure and evaluate the effectiveness of communications with other colleagues to identify and improve the best combinations of activities

The Successful Applicant

  • Significant experience at a senior level in a Corporate Communications is essential, ideally including broad expertise in PR, B2B Brands, internal and external comms, and marketing
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing effective corporate brand strategies and embedding brands across an organisation
  • Experience of leading, managing and developing a high-performing team
  • Exceptional organisational skills
  • Experience of managing budgets to ensure projects meet departmental, team and personal objectives and KPIs
  • Experience of building high trust and collaborative relationships and managing multiple stakeholders including at senior level
  • Experience and understanding of working with diverse audiences and stakeholders
  • Experience of briefing and successfully working with marketing and creative agencies
  • Experience of proactive PR, reactive and crisis communications
  • Experience on embedding DEI within the remit of comms and engagement
  • Experience of Agency management
  • Experience of Internal comms
  • Knowledge of property, financial investments, and philanthropy an advantage

What's on Offer

Salary £60-65K plus great benefits.

This is a hybrid role of working in London and working at home.

Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents. All third party applications will be forwarded to Michael Page.

Ref Code: MPSZJN0720225687944Z


At Guy’s & St Thomas’ Foundation, our mission is clear – to build the foundations of a healthier society.

For over 500 years, we’ve been a constant in London’s ever-changing landscape, at the leading edge of health.

Our home in the heart of a global city is vibrant and diverse, but it is also a place with stark health inequity.

Our commitment and work are backed by our endowment, which allows us to take a long-term view while addressing the real and urgent health issues of today. Our focus is on backing people and ideas to drive more equitable health.

We invest, partner, engage and influence to come at big health challenges from all angles. Through our family of forward-looking organisations, we collaborate with our communities, partners and hospitals, and use our assets to transform lives.

Across everything we do, we look to increase our impact by sharing and connecting with others working on better health – from our part of the city to cities around the world. Because a healthier society is our collective endeavour.

Previously known as Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity, we are a registered charity (no. 1160316) and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (no. 9341980).

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020 7089 4550
Francis House
9 King's Head Yard
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