NHS Digital

Communications Officer (Public Affairs)

Source: Talent GB

Communications Officer (Public Affairs)
Advertising Start Date: 16 Sep 2021
Vacancy: 542
Salary Details: Band 6 - £32,306 - £39,027
Location: Leeds, London, Exeter or Southport
Vacancy Type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Working Pattern: Full-time, flexible working options considered
Closing Date: 03 Oct 2021

About the role
Where you make a difference
NHS Digital is the national information and technology provider for the health and care system. Our growing team of 2,700 information analysis, technology and project management experts create, deliver and manage the crucial digital systems, services, products and standards upon which health and care professionals depend, working in partnership with both national and local organisations. Our vision is to harness the power of information and technology to provide better health and care. Every day we're using technology to help the NHS deliver the best of care.
What's involved, top line
  • Supporting senior stakeholders in all aspects of stakeholder engagement and public affairs
  • Playing a central role in supporting high profile work, identifying stakeholder engagement opportunities, working to ensure that NHS Digital’s voice is heard
  • Devising and supporting the implementation of domestic, and international tactical stakeholder engagement plans

More about the role
As a Communications Officer, you will:
  • Provide support and guidance to both the Senior Communications Officer and Senior Communications Manager, as well as senior members of NHS Digital on all aspects of stakeholder engagement and public affairs
    Support the development of a variety of communications materials for example for parliamentary engagement, external international and domestic events, and speeches
  • Actively engage with strategic stakeholders such as departmental bodies
  • Undertake first class monitoring and research, providing comprehensive analysis of the political and health sector landscape to support key activities such as briefing senior NHS Digital leaders and key external stakeholders
  • Support the development and management of our domestic and international stakeholder relations and public affairs strategy
  • Work collaboratively with partners across our Arm Length Bodies to develop a joined-up approach to engagement with shared key stakeholders

About The Candidate
Some of the skills and experience we're looking for:
  • Experience of working in a public affairs, external communications, campaigns or parliamentary environment
  • Well-developed communication and influencing skills, able to build networks and good working relationships inside and outside the organisation
  • Excellent research and briefing preparation and presentation skills
  • Strong organisational skills are essential, and you will be expected to proactively coordinate activity, manage competing demands, use your judgement to prioritise tasks and work independently.
  • A good understanding of the current and topical issues surrounding health, social care and the NHS, including the digital health agenda.
  • Ability to work with and influence senior leaders, colleagues and external stakeholders at all levels
What's in it for you
  • A role as part of a dynamic team using data and digital technology to transform health and care.
  • A range of opportunities to build your experience in an environment where your
    work has a direct and positive impact.
  • A real commitment to your personal and professional development with access
    to a broad range of learning opportunities.

About The Company
NHS Digital is a great place to work. What we do matters.

Our outstanding teams are passionate about technology and public service, making use of everyone’s skills to improve people’s lives.

We collaborate to deliver world class tech and intelligence, come and join us. We are committed to sustainability, diversity and inclusion; our people are at the heart of what we do.

Find out about the amazing work we do by visiting our website: https://digital.nhs.uk/about-nhs-digital/our-work

Find further information on the current work we are undertaking meeting the challenges of the pandemic here: https://digital.nhs.uk/coronavirus

Why you should apply
We value the different experiences our people bring to their work at NHS Digital. We're working to create an environment where everyone can make a full contribution no matter their background, identity, or circumstances.
Which means, we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities. Don't worry if you don’t meet all the criteria we’ve suggested – knowledge and experience you've gained in other ways might make us think about the role differently. Go ahead and apply.
Our work matters. You matter.
What we offer you:
  • Flexible working including part-time hours, job sharing, flexible hours
    and part-remote set ups
  • 27 days annual leave increasing to 33 days with service
  • Ability to buy and sell annual leave
  • A generous pension (with our contribution equal to 20.6% of your earnings)
  • NHS Discounts including shops, restaurants, gym, mobile phones, and insurance
  • Employee benefit schemes including our Season Ticket Loan and Car
    Lease schemes
Next steps
Remote interviews will take place around week commencing 8th October. Applicants who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted by email.
To view further information please see the attached role profile.

3 days ago

London, England

Band 6 - £32,306 - £39,027

NHS Digital

full time

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