Job summary

To communicate the unique role of CUHP and broader Cambridge environment in research, education and healthcare. The post holder will have the opportunity to shape the communications plan for CUHP, addressing key audiences and stakeholders.

The role will support the Head of Communications and Engagement to generate positive and high profile coverage of CUHP activities with the media and relevant stakeholders.

You will support and develop effective action plans to meet the needs of the organisation driven by developing and changing stakeholder needs.

Main duties of the job

  • Work closely with the Head of C&E to develop and implement communication strategies
  • Communicate and liaise closely with staff from CUHP organisations and key stakeholders to identify opportunities for CUHP
  • Produce professional and high quality presentations and collateral to meet the organisation’s needs
  • Provide content for CUHP website and linking with CUHP and other comms teams digital activity.
  • Work closely with CUHP events manager on CUHP events including promotional activities and on the day itself
  • Deliver the development of first-class story-telling and copy-writing within the communications team.
  • Develop strategies to deliver CUHP content on digital platforms and explore opportunities to expand the reach of the organsiation
  • Contribute to the success of the whole team by supporting a wide range of projects with expertise and effort.
  • Make sure meetings are in officer’s calendars and the necessary breifing materials are prepared.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together – Safe, Kind, Excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people’s age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Date posted

04 January 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£41,659 to £47,672 a year p.a. pro rata

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

2 years

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working, Home or remote working

Reference number

180-F-225413

Job locations

Cambridge University Health Partners

Hills Road

Cambridge

CB2 0QQ

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

This vacancy will close at midnight on the 15th January 2023.

Interviews are due to be held on date TBC

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

This vacancy will close at midnight on the 15th January 2023.

Interviews are due to be held on date TBC

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Educated to degree level and/or equivalent level of skills or experience plus training and/or experience in the communications field to degree-level equivalent. Evidence of continuous professional development

Desirable

  • Either an under-graduate or post-graduate qualification in journalism, marketing, public relations or related field. Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing or Public Relations.

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of delivering external communications at a senior level in a large complex organisation. Dealing with a variety of professionals and staff at all levels. Experience of dealing with senior executives, providing advice where appropriate. Evidence of successful communication strategy, development and implementation. Experience in measuring and evaluating communications and designing channels that target audiences precisely. Practical experience in using different approaches to communications across all mediums. Experience of contributing to public engagement projects and consultations. Experience in working with CRM-type databases as a tool for tracking public engagement projects.

Knowledge

Essential

  • Understanding of how to identify and target specific audience groups. Knowledge of the media and how it operates as well as the law in relation to media relations. Knowledge of editorial guidelines, content creation and channel management in communications practice.

Skills

Essential

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills. Advanced keyboard skills required for speed and accuracy for preparing reports, media releases and presentation material. Political skills and knowledge of public sector issues. Able to persuade and influence senior decision makers and develop highly effective working relationships with colleagues across a wide range of organisations. Ability to manage matrix stakeholder relationships in projects involving major change. Ability to represent the organisation and reflect its aims and objectives, speaking publicly on its behalf. Able to plan complex multi-stakeholder communications projects and monitor their successful delivery with a high degree of attention to detail. Flexibility in handling a wide range of projects, managed to tight deadlines. Politically aware. Ability to take the lead on projects involving external stakeholders at all levels. Emotionally resilient. Able to cope and function effectively when working in a demanding environment. Ability to act with tact and diplomacy at all times. Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality.

Additional Requirements

Essential

  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Educated to degree level and/or equivalent level of skills or experience plus training and/or experience in the communications field to degree-level equivalent. Evidence of continuous professional development

Desirable

  • Either an under-graduate or post-graduate qualification in journalism, marketing, public relations or related field. Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing or Public Relations.

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of delivering external communications at a senior level in a large complex organisation. Dealing with a variety of professionals and staff at all levels. Experience of dealing with senior executives, providing advice where appropriate. Evidence of successful communication strategy, development and implementation. Experience in measuring and evaluating communications and designing channels that target audiences precisely. Practical experience in using different approaches to communications across all mediums. Experience of contributing to public engagement projects and consultations. Experience in working with CRM-type databases as a tool for tracking public engagement projects.

Knowledge

Essential

  • Understanding of how to identify and target specific audience groups. Knowledge of the media and how it operates as well as the law in relation to media relations. Knowledge of editorial guidelines, content creation and channel management in communications practice.

Skills

Essential

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills. Advanced keyboard skills required for speed and accuracy for preparing reports, media releases and presentation material. Political skills and knowledge of public sector issues. Able to persuade and influence senior decision makers and develop highly effective working relationships with colleagues across a wide range of organisations. Ability to manage matrix stakeholder relationships in projects involving major change. Ability to represent the organisation and reflect its aims and objectives, speaking publicly on its behalf. Able to plan complex multi-stakeholder communications projects and monitor their successful delivery with a high degree of attention to detail. Flexibility in handling a wide range of projects, managed to tight deadlines. Politically aware. Ability to take the lead on projects involving external stakeholders at all levels. Emotionally resilient. Able to cope and function effectively when working in a demanding environment. Ability to act with tact and diplomacy at all times. Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality.

Additional Requirements

Essential

  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

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