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Senior Media Officer

Band 6

Main area
Media relations
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Fixed Term- 2 Years
Hours
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
196-COF3800-A
Employer
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
St Thomas' Hospital
Town
London
Salary
£33,660 - £43,307 pa inc. HCA
Closing
Today at 23:59
Interview date
31/01/2019

Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.



We are one of the UK's largest trusts and have one of the busiest press offices in the NHS. The Trust delivers hospital and community services in the heart of London and our reputation for service quality, teaching and research is second to none. 

Guy’s and St Thomas' Charity is responsible for fundraising for the Trust and raise around £6 million a year. These vital funds support improvements that go beyond what the NHS can provide, and we have ambitious plans to build our charitable fundraising in the coming years.

We are also part of King’s Health Partners, one of only five accredited Academic Health Sciences Centres. Working closely with our partner organisations means we are at the forefront of service innovation and medical breakthroughs.

The role

We are seeking an experienced Senior Media Officer who will form a key part of our media team. You will identify proactive media opportunities to promote and enhance the Trust’s reputation.

This is a new post, which will have specific responsibility for leading media work in support of fundraising priorities at the Trust, including Evelina London Children’s Hospital and Guy’s Cancer. As well as proactive media projects, you will also manage a wide range of media enquiries, working with senior and clinical colleagues, and oversee filming across our sites.

Our press office is one of the busiest in the NHS as our hospitals and staff are often in the news. The press office team works in a busy and fast-paced environment with responsibility for not only proactive and reactive media work but also running the Trust’s Twitter feed which has around 20,000 followers and ensuring that senior management and clinical staff are briefed on media interest in the Trust. The press office is part of our award-winning communications team. The team works closely together, providing plenty of opportunities to develop new skills.

In this exciting role, you will develop important relationships within the department, across the Trust, Guy's and St Thomas' Charity and King’s Heath Partners and with external stakeholders to support our strategic priorities. You will also write for our publications and support high-profile visits and events at the Trust.

The person

  • Experience working in a busy press office, with a good understanding of current affairs and ideally with a good knowledge of the NHS;
  • Demonstrable experience of developing story and campaign ideas to achieve positive media coverage;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Effective use of all media channels – print, broadcast and digital, including social media;
  • Adept at working with and commanding the confidence of senior colleagues, clinicians and external stakeholders;
  • Ability to prioritise a busy workload and work efficiently to manage proactive and reactive media work promptly.

Interviews to be held on Thursday 31 January.

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Kelly Cook, Communications Manager 020 7188 1559 / kelly.cook@gstt.nhs.uk or Matt Barker, Senior Media Manager, 020 7188 7188 ext 53186 / matthew.barker@gstt.nhs.uk

If you have problems applying, contact

Corporate-CEFRecruitment@gstt.nhs.uk
Corporate & CEF Recruitment Team
New City Court, Guy's Hospital
Great Maze Pond Road
London
SE1 9RT

The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.

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