External Affairs Manager (Media), NHS Confederation

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Location: London (Flexible Working)
Salary details: Up to £47,199 per annum including London weighting and on call allowance
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The Vacancy

Do you have strong experience of working with the media, either as a journalist or within communications?

Do you have a solid news sense and passion for the NHS?

Are you skilled at produce compelling copy, including at pace, that will resonate with a range of external audiences and showcase your deep understanding of healthcare policy and central Government?

If so, we could have the perfect job for you as our new external affairs manager.

This is an exciting role in our external affairs team, made available following the promotion of an internal colleague.

You will take lead responsibility on the day-to-day running of our press office service, ensuring we are positioned as the lead commentator on health and care and can effectively advocate on behalf of health leaders. This includes:

  • Ensuring we are well placed to respond to breaking news and key announcements.
  • That our senior spokespeople are well supported ahead of broadcast opportunities.
  • That we have tell a compelling story in both our proactive and reactive outputs.

You will line manage one member of the team, contribute to and manage a broad range of communications projects, and be at the heart of much of the organisation’s decision-making.

In addition to the advertised benefits, you will be joining an ambitious, committed, and close-knit team. We offer a variety of professional development opportunities, including on the job learning, training courses, access to senior decision-makers, and opportunities to get involved in different projects, policy development and communications disciplines.

To Apply

For more information and to apply, please click apply and read the job description found at the bottom of the page.

If you would like to find out more, please get in touch with Paul Cooney, assistant director of communications (paul.cooney@nhsconfed.org).

Close Date: 12th October 2022

Interview Date: 20th October 2022

About Us

The NHS Confederation is the membership organisation that brings together, supports and speaks for the whole healthcare system in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The NHS Confederation is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment for our staff. A place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of inclusive employment policies including family friendly policies and flexible working and we have range of channels to support staff from different backgrounds including our staff networks and a staff forum.

The NHS Confederation is committed to being a flexible employer. We understand the value and benefit to our employees being able to work flexibly and our agile working principles are designed to empower our people to work with optimal flexibility and minimal constraints to support a work life balance and take care of employee health and wellbeing.

You will receive an excellent benefits package, including 30 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, salary sacrifice schemes and travel season ticket loans.

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