Communications Manager, GM Imaging & Pathology Networks – Northern Care Alliance NHS Group – Oldham

  • Full Time
  • Oldham

Northern Care Alliance NHS Group


Job details
Salary

£40,057 – £45,839 a year

Job type
Full-time
Fixed term contract

Full Job Description
Interview date

29/06/2022

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) brings together staff and services from the former Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. The sheer size, scale and potential of our combined service is huge. Together, we’ve a wealth of skills and resources to share and tap into and, a wide range of career paths for you to develop and explore. If you want to join a team of around 20,000 NHS experts in delivering high-quality, local care across Salford, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale and beyond –
come and take your place with us.

Job overview

You will be the professional communications lead for our networks to keep our staff, patients and other stakeholders involved and informed in our ambitions.

You will work alongside the GM Imaging and Pathology network local organisations communications leads to raise awareness across a broad range of key stakeholders of the collaborative work that is happening to develop Imaging and Pathology networks in the region.

You will be expected to work across our different member NHS Trusts to develop and deliver the communications strategy and ensure a coordinated approach to communications. You will be responsible for a programme of work which includes Community Diagnostic Centres, Digital Pathology and Pharmacy Hospital Hub and will also need to be able to link this work to the work of GM Digital, ensuring communications are optimised and kept up to date to inform all relevant stakeholders, including website maintenance and production of timely and accurate updates.

Main duties of the job

The primary purpose of this post is to work alongside the GM Imaging and Pathology network local organisations communications leads to raise awareness across a broad range of key stakeholders of the collaborative work that is happening to establish Imaging and Pathology networks in the region. The postholder will be expected to work across eight different NHS Trusts to develop and deliver the communications strategy and ensure a coordinated approach to communications. They will be responsible for a programme of work which covers all of the workstreams in the GM CSS programme portfolio including Community Diagnostic Centres, Digital Pathology and Pharmacy Hospital Hub and will also need to be able to link this work to the work of GM Digital.

The postholder will ensure communications are optimised and kept up to date to inform all relevant stakeholders, including website maintenance and production of timely and accurate updates.

Working for our organisation

The Northern Care Alliance (NCA) is one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. Launched in April 2017, the NCA serves over one million people across Greater Manchester and employs over 19,000 healthcare professionals across Bury, Rochdale, Salford and Oldham. The sheer size, scale and potential of our combined service is huge. At the NCA, we can offer groupwide, flexible multi-site opportunities, as part of our connected, integrated and engaged team. We believe in saving and improving lives and are passionate about driving forward significant improvements to the provision of safe, high-quality integrated health and social care to our local community. If you share our vision, take your place with us.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website: www.careers.northerncarealliance.nhs.uk

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, marital status, social background or trade union membership.

Person specification

essential

Essential criteria
  • Educated to Degree level in a relevant subject or equivalent level of qualification or significant equivalent previous proven experience in specialist area.
  • Significant experience of leading and managing communications activity in a senior communications / Engagement / PR role in a complex public, private or voluntary sector environment.
  • Expertise, underpinned by demonstrable experience, in the following: • Press relations and PR, including designing and project managing media campaigns • Media handling – both proactive and reactive • Reputation management • Use of different communications and engagement strategies, channels and methods • Staff engagement • Utilising new media as a channel for PR and engagement • Using a wide range of media including existing and new digital technologies. • Document writing, design, editing and production • Working successfully with and influencing the media.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience or understanding of Diagnostic Services
COVID-19 Vaccination Information

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and so that we can support those who may be undecided about vaccination. If you are unvaccinated there is helpful advice and information at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/covid-19-vaccination-programme where you can also find out more about how to access vaccination. There is a current Government consultation underway which will determine whether some new starters may need to be vaccinated.

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We reserve the right to close the online vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to complete and return your application form as soon as possible.

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from everyone. We value the contribution of individual talent, skills, knowledge, and experience and aim for a workforce demography representative of our local community. If you are disabled and require reasonable adjustments to the application process, please contact the Recruitment Team to discuss.

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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