Overview: Media and Communications Manager job vacancy in Norfolk recruiting now
Location: Norfolk, United Kingdom
Salary: Flexible working, hybrid
Employment Type: Permanent
We are looking for a Communications Manager who can develop strong relationships with media partners and people working in the Trust. We are looking for someone with an excellent sense of the news. They should be well versed in listening to understand so that we can communicate kindly, compassionately, accurately and fairly. The successful candidate will be able to handle highly sensitive, confidential or contentious information. They will be able to demonstrate behaviours that support our values: Positively, Respectfully, Together. Your responsibilities would be to develop the Trust’s media plan and help make sure that there are effective two-way communications between the Trust and its stakeholders. You will be used to presenting clear and open messages about an organisation’s purpose, role and achievements. We wish to better celebrate successes by using service user and staff stories in a sensitive manner. You will be well practiced at ensuring a multi-media approach to content by working with colleagues in the team to deliver social media, staff and stakeholder messages to support media messaging where appropriate. You will have at least five years’ experience or training in journalism or communications up to degree level. NSFT has bases in Norwich and Ipswich, and successful candidates will be able to travel across the two counties. NSFT has 4,000 staff providing mental health care and wellbeing services from more than 50 sites.
Main duties of the job
* To build and maintain good relations with media organisations and stakeholders
* Provide time critical, responsive and honest communications
* Source and write engaging content whilst developing ways to help that content reach wider audiences
* Provide leadership and support for Communications team colleagues
* Handle highly sensitive, confidential and complex information whilst providing related advice to senior colleagues and stakeholders
* Excellent written communication skills
* Ability to lead and motivate team members
* Able to work in crisis situations
* Able to engage with a wide range of audiences and adapt style accordingly
Working for your organisation
Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing their experiences and learning from each other.
Within the NSFT Family the Communications team aim to provide engaging, informative, relevant and accessible communication to a wide range of people which includes those who use our services, staff and stakeholders.
We work in an organisation full of people who provide exceptional care, but also an organisation that knows it has much more to do in order to meet the expectations of those it provides services to.
With a Staff Engagement Communications Manager in our team we are also committed to playing a pivotal role in improving the experiences of those who work for and with us.
We are committed to supporting the embedding and delivery of the Trust strategy through the work we deliver. Our Trust Strategy is available on our Trust Website.
Benefits included with this role are:-
* NHS pension
* a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
* career progression
* starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
* staff physio service
* NHS discounts and many more
* Relocation packages.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY
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