Corporate Communications Officer - Health and Care
Portsmouth City Council
Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth
Job typeFull Time, Temporary
£35,744 - £39,880 Per Annum
29 September 2021
Portsmouth City Council
At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.
With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.
The Health and Care Portsmouth marketing, communications and engagement function is hosted by Portsmouth City Council, but works across the major health and social care commissioners and providers supporting organisational change. Key partners include Portsmouth City Council, NHS Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group, Solent NHS Trust, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and Portsmouth Primary Care Alliance, as well as the city’s vibrant voluntary, community and social enterprise sector, through HIVE Portsmouth.
The council’s award-winning marketing and communications team provides the council with a full marketing communications service, managing media relations, marketing, graphic design and internal communications, producing a range of publications and campaigns, maintaining the council’s brand and corporate identity, and taking responsibility for web/social media.
The marketing and communications team is based in the council’s civic offices headquarters in the centre of Portsmouth, but is currently working remotely. As a service we take pride in our work by valuing others, focusing on what’s important so that we make a real and positive difference.
Your New Role
The post holder will be responsible for effective engagement of internal and external stakeholders and will be as comfortable out and about talking to people in the community as you are providing strategic advice to senior managers around a boardroom table.
Working with teams across Portsmouth City Council and NHS Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group, as well as other organisations across the health, social care and voluntary sectors, the corporate communications officer will help protect and enhance the programme’s reputation through effective media management, internal communications and stakeholder engagement.
The corporate communications officer will also help manage communications in an emergency or crisis situation, including participating in a 24/7 on-call rota and ensuring effective liaison with partner organisations.
What you’ll need to succeed
We are looking for an outstanding individual who combines a wide range of skills and experience across communications and engagement with particular experience around internal communications, media management and stakeholder engagement.
The post will be part of an integrated team, so will need to be collaborative and able to work closely with other specialists to deliver complex campaigns.
Adaptable, flexible and able to get up to speed quickly with the latest policy changes in the health and social care environment, the person delivering this work will need real passion and drive to deliver in this challenging area.
The post holder will either have a degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area and/or appropriate professional qualification (for example CIM or CIPR) and proven experience in communications, PR or marketing OR significant proven experience in communications, PR or marketing, and experience developing and delivering a range of successful communications and engagement activities, including face-to-face communications, for a range of audiences from professional stakeholders to patients. As well as deliver clear targeted communication and engagement campaigns that meet SMART objectives.
What you’ll get in return
As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.
To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the “Job Profile” to ensure you application matches the requirements of the role.
Please be aware that this vacancy will be open until midnight Wednesday 29th September 21
Please ensure to complete the application in its entirety and add in comments to the Personal Statement section
We look forward to speaking with you soon.