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Strategic Communications Lead

NHS AfC: Band 8b

Main area
Senior Leadership
NHS AfC: Band 8b
Fixed Term/Secondment until 31st March 2019
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Quarry House
£49,242 - £59,964 per annum
16/08/2018 23:59

NHS England leads the NHS in England, setting the priorities and direction of the NHS and informing the national debate to improve health and care. We strongly believe in health and high quality care for all, now and for future generations and want everyone to have greater control of their health and wellbeing, and to be supported to live longer, healthier lives by high quality health and care services that are compassionate, inclusive and constantly-improving.

NHS England shares out more than £100 billion in funds and holds organisations to account for their spending. Our work involves the commissioning of health care services in England, and we support local health services that are led by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). We have devised and are delivering a strategic vision for the NHS, along with our partners in health, called the Five Year Forward View.

If the advertised role is based in London on an Agenda for Change Pay Band, it will attract a High Cost Area supplement. This supplement is not applicable to Executive or Senior Manager or Medical Leader positions. For positions offered on a part time basis, salary and any allowances will be adjusted pro rata.

We will not accept applications for this position by CV or via recruitment agencies.

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PCDT Strategic Communications Lead 

Grade 8b

Fixed Term/Secondment until 31st March 2019

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Primary Care Digital Transformation (PCDT) team within NHS England on a fixed term or secondment basis, as the Strategic Communications Lead.


The Primary Care Digital Transformation (PCDT) Team works within the broader Operations and Information Directorate at NHS England. It encompasses General Practice Information Technology (GP IT) and GP Online Services.  A key aim is to enable transformation in general practice, using technology and data to drive a sustained improvement in quality, safety and efficiency to benefit both patients and professionals.

The PCDT programmes support both the general practice of today and tomorrow, with achieving the objectives set out in the NHS 5 Year Forward View and subsequent GP Forward View. 

As a PCDT Strategic Communications Lead the post holder will work as part of a dynamic team in delivering an effective service, supporting managers and staff across Primary Care Digital Transformation and Primary Care Policy.

The role supports the business in driving transformation, as well as value for money in planning, commissioning and service. The role is designed to combine subject matter expertise and technical skills in engagement and communications to ensure strong service delivery.

Key to success of the role will be

  • Produce a clear and evidence based engagement and communication strategy for the PCDT programmes.
  • Align the PCDT engagement and communications strategy with those of other divisions, directorates and other NHS bodies, such as NHS Digital.
  • Provide expert support to the PCDT programmes
  • With the support of the wider engagement and communications team, plan communications, prepare communication products and collateral and deliver these directly and through the wider NHS England communications division.


Interview Location: Leeds

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