NHS Confederation, External Affairs Officer

Employer
NHS Confederation
Location
London (preferable with some agile working allowed)
Salary
Up to £27,960 including London Weighting and on call allowance
Closing date
13 Dec 2021

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Job title: External Affairs Officer
Location: London (preferable, with some remote working allowed) 
Role: Full time, Permanent
Salary: Up to Up to £27,960 including London Weighting and on call allowance

ABOUT THE ROLE
We are looking for a media relations professional to join our fast-paced, supportive and hard-working team at the NHS Confederation and help to place the experiences of health leaders at the centre of national health reporting. As External Affairs Officer you will be responsible for a range of activities, including: 

  • helping us to maintain a high profile and an excellent reputation with journalists and other key partners. 
  • liaising directly with journalists from across all forms of media as well as the press offices of our key national stakeholders.
  • helping to develop a range of proactive stories, as well as responding quickly to emerging events, including enquiries from journalists and statements about breaking news. 
  • monitoring the news agenda, as well as supporting our social media presence and our internal planning
  • helping to brief of our senior spokespeople, ahead of their media interviews

ABOUT YOU
We would love to hear from you if you:

  • have experience in a media relations role and understand what makes a story
  • have excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • thrive in working in a fast-paced environment and can juggle proactive and reactive workloads at the same time
  • are organised, have fresh ideas and are great at building relationships

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is looking to develop their understanding of media relations, build their contact base and contribute to improving the NHS and the experiences of its workforce, while being exposed to broader communications disciplines, including stakeholder management and public affairs.

ABOUT US
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. 

To Apply
Please click 'APPLY NOW' to download the job description and complete the application form. Please note we do not accept CVs. If you require the application form in another format please contact askhr@nhsconfed.org. 

Completed application forms should be emailed to jobapplications@nhsconfed.org.

For an informal discussion about the post and the NHS Confederation before applying please contact helen.mooney@nhsconfed.org

Application deadline: 13th December 2021

Interview date: TBC

Company

The NHS Confederation is the only membership body that brings together and speaks on behalf of all organisations that plan, commission and provide NHS services.

Our members are drawn from every part of the health and care system and join 560+ organisations connected to the NHS Confederation.

We have three roles: to be an influential system leader; to represent our members with politicians, national bodies, the unions and in Europe; and to support our members to continually improve care for patients and the public.

All of our work is underpinned and driven by our vision of an empowered, healthy population supported by world class health and care services; and our values of voice, openness, integrity, challenge, empowerment.    

Find Us
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Location
Floor 4
50 Broadway
London
SW1H 0DB
GB
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