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Senior Communications Officer

Band 6

Main area
Admin & Clerical
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£29,453 to £38,377 per annum (incl of HCAS)
21/11/2018 23:59

These are the values that we live by at Berkshire Healthcare:

  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Please find attached the behaviour framework that underpins these values for this job role.



Job title: Senior Communications Officer

Base: Fitzwilliam House, Bracknell

Band: 6

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Line manager: Deputy Head of Marketing & Communications

What’s special about this opportunity?

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a dynamic, people-centred environment, where you will be empowered to shape our communications, influencing perceptions, inspiring and nurturing relationships.  Our vibrant, forward-thinking team can offer you a diverse role, where you will work across varied platforms, leading internal and external communications campaigns, engaging with multiple stakeholders, liaising with the media and being an ambassador for our brand.

We value our employees and put people first. We’ve just been recognised with a ‘Good’ rating overall, and as an ‘Outstanding’, well-led, organisation in our latest CQC inspection, which found that: ‘Managers across Berkshire Healthcare promoted a positive culture that supported and valued staff, creating a sense of common purpose based on shared values.’

Working in a passionate team, you will have access to our Learning and Development programme and be supported in your career and personal growth with opportunities to help you to build your Continuing Professional Development portfolio, enabling you to extend your skills and ensure that you excel.

We are pioneers in compassionate leadership and Quality Improvement, which is about creating a culture where everyone has a voice and where service users and staff collaborate to have a direct impact on the things that matter most.

About you:

You are an enthusiastic and experienced communications officer eager to join our busy team.  With excellent communication and people skills, you will have experience working across a range of communications activities, including writing and managing publications, organising events and steering online activities.  With high standards of written and spoken English, you will create communications to inspire and engage our employees, connecting them to the organisation’s ethos and establishing a tone that is consistent across our media and communications engagement.  You will be adept at researching and gathering news, editing copy and overseeing the design and distribution of publications.  With experience working to brand guidelines, you will be confident managing film content and photography, and working closely with graphic designers to create high quality products.  You will create and maintain excellent relationships with the media, supporting us to manage risk and troubleshoot when required.  A dedicated, informed and inspirational member of our fun and supportive team, you will be a confident source of media and communications advice to senior managers. Your energy and drive will be rewarded with the support of an excellent team that strives to create a progressive and fulfilling environment.

What’s next?

If you share our passion for people and the dedication to excel, we’d love to hear from you.

We are happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please don’t hesitate to call Sarah Walker on 07825 830337 or email: who’ll be delighted to help.

In addition to a competitive salary, as a valued member of our team, you will receive generous annual leave, have access to our salary car scheme, support with childcare and as a respected member of the NHS, discounts from high street retailers and restaurants.

We’d love to welcome you to our warm, friendly team, who want to help you to make your career reflect your ambitions.

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