Communications and Marketing Officer

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 03 July 2022

Job summary

****Please note that this vacancy is for Advancing Quality Alliance (Aqua) and will be based at Crossgate House in Sale and not for Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust***

Working as part of the communications team, the Communications and Marketing Officer will create and develop a wide range of online and offline content aligning with Communications plans. The role will provide high quality support to Aqua's staff, members and customers.

You will work with Aqua staff to deliver timely Communication and Marketing activities to implement their annual work plan and providing regular evaluation to support continuous improvement whilst working closely with the Communication and Marketing Manager and other communications colleagues in the North West and beyond to implement Aqua's plans for communication and marketing, customers, and public relation (PR) and campaigns.

The suitable candidate will be able to research, draft and distribute high quality publications for internal audiences, external stakeholders and local, national and specialist / trade media. You will also be responsible for the writing and production of key Aqua publications working closely with staff, customers and design agencies where appropriate. The post holder will contribute to the management of the organisation's social media channels including effective content planning in addition to monitoring and responding to engagement.

Main duties of the job

  • Work with Aqua staff to deliver timely Communication and Marketing activities to implement their annual work plan and providing regular evaluation to support continuous improvement
  • Research draft and distribute high quality publications for internal audiences, external stakeholders and local, national and specialist / trade media
  • Lead the writing and production of key Aqua publications working closely with staff, customers and design agencies where appropriate
  • Contribute to the management of the organisation's social media channels including effective content planning in addition to monitoring and responding to engagement
  • Act as the first point of contact for enquiries to the Communications and Marketing Team which may include customers, journalists and new member or business enquiries
  • Undertake regular content updates to the website as and when required

About us

Aqua (Advancing Quality Alliance) is a quality improvement organisation, working with the NHS, care providers and local authorities to identify, refine and embed sustainable strategies for high-quality care and regulatory excellence.

Established in 2010, we operate as a membership and consultancy organisation within the NHS, providing quality improvement expertise, specialist learning and development across the UK.

We develop tailored, efficient solutions, informed by data and co-designed with service users to deliver maximum impact.

At Aqua we seek to ensure we reflect the world in which we live in through understanding and supporting equality and diversity in all that we do. Our values of Excellence, Respect, Integrity and Collaboration are at the heart of our work in support of our staff and members.

Job description

Job 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

Person Specification

Qualifications and Registration

Essential

  • Educated to degree level in communications, public relations, marketing, similar or equivalent experience

Desirable

  • Relevant recognized professional Qualification e.g, CIM, CAM, CIPR or equivalent level experience

Experience

Essential

  • Minimum of one years' experience in a communications related role
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience of writing and producing items for various audiences
  • Demonstrable evidence of applying creativity and originality of thinking to Communication activities
  • Experience of using various channels to support communications and marketing activity including social media
  • Experience of working with Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Publisher

Desirable

  • Experience of using design packages e.g. Photoshop, InDesign
  • Knowledge and experience of working with WordPress
  • Communications experience in an NHS / Healthcare environment

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Aqua, Crossgate House

Cross Street

Sale

M33 7FT


Employer's website

https://www.northerncarealliance.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Katie Lockley

katie.lockley@aqua.nhs.uk

07703717584

Date posted

10 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

236-HOS-AC536-22

Job locations

Aqua, Crossgate House

Cross Street

Sale

M33 7FT


Supporting documents

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