Media Officer

NHS AfC: Band 5

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NHS AfC: Band 5
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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3 Piccadilly Place, Manchester
£22,128 - £28,746 per annum
25/02/2018 23:59

NHS England leads the National Health Service (NHS) in England. We set the priorities and direction of the NHS and encourage and inform the national debate to improve health and care.

We want everyone to have greater control of their health and their 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 spending this money effectively for patients and efficiently for the tax payer. A lot of the work we do involves the commissioning of health care services in England. We commission the contracts for GPs, pharmacists, and dentists and we support local health services that are led by groups of GPs called Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). CCGs plan and pay for local services such as hospitals and ambulance services.

We have devised a strategic vision for the NHS, along with our partners in health, called the Five Year Forward View. And now, with our partners, we are delivering that vision. This vision shows that we are getting serious about prevention, identifying and delivering improvements in health care, redesigning the NHS so it continues to meet the needs of patients, ensuring the NHS is financially sustainable and engaging the public in this whole process.

We strongly believe in health and high quality care for all, now and for future generations.

Please note, if the advertised role is based in London on an Agenda for Change Pay Band, it will attract a High Cost Area Supplement. If this post is an Executive or Senior Manager (ESM) role or Medical Leader position this supplement is not applicable.

Are you looking to make a difference in Greater Manchester?

Working for the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care partnership will mean that you will be contributing to the greatest and fastest improvement to the health and wellbeing of the people of Greater Manchester – helping more people stay healthy and taking better care of those who are not.

The communications team is at the forefront of managing the reputation of the Partnership. We aim to increase positive awareness of the Greater Manchester devolution work and its impact and successes across the city-region.

As Media Officer, you will work as part of a dynamic team in delivering the communications objectives.  The team works across the NHS and local authorities in Greater Manchester as well as with wider public sector partners and the community, voluntary and social enterprise sector.

You will actively seek out media opportunities that demonstrate how GMHSC Partnership and devolution is making a difference to the lives of the people here. You will write press releases, take media calls and support senior colleagues with media interviews.

As part of your work, you will be out and about across the 10 localities to discover interesting and newsworthy stories that help show how transformation funding is making a difference to local people. From this, you will produce a steady stream of case studies for media, digitial channels and reports.

You will assist the wider communications team in producing a broad range of written communications to the highest standards, using expertise and experience to identify the right channels and styles for specific audiences including blogs and long-form copy.

You will help to run GMHSC Partnership social and digital channels on a day to day basis, building our following and growing our digital engagement. You will respond to queries as necessary protecting the Partnership’s reputation online.

You'll need a strong understanding of current affairs and must be able to demonstrate experience of working with a range of stakeholders and an understanding of the NHS and devolution

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Laura Conrad, Communications and Engagement Manager on 0161 625 7463 / 07976 658330