Two year secondment / fixed term contract, £63,751 – £73,664 (depending on experience)
We are seeking an outstanding team player to join our small ‘virtual’ AHSN Network Central Coordinating office, to lead on strategic communications and engagement.
You will be absolutely passionate about the AHSNs and will demonstrate flair and creativity – able to devise powerful strategies to translate AHSN stories and impacts into a compelling narrative that builds awareness, reputation, influence and advocacy across sectors.
The impact of COVID-19 has reinforced the huge potential to unlock the power of innovation to drive positive change. With this in mind our Communications Director will work closely with Chief Officers and cross-AHSN groups to ensure our knowledge and expertise is front and centre of the national efforts to transform healthcare post-COVID.
As Director you will lead a small team comprising a Senior Communications Manager and Communications Officer and will work nationally – across AHSN programmes, themes and groups – and regionally with AHSN Chief Officers and communications teams.
Developing a powerful narrative and brand for the Network, ensuring this is owned by individual AHSNs and their teams, and translating this into national impact and influence, will underpin this role.
A proactive approach is key and the post holder will be an expert at building personal and professional networks and using these to leverage support and influence in order to effect transformative change.
In addition to close liaison across AHSNs, the Director will play a leading role in developing national communications collaborations with the AHSNs’ multiple cross sector partners.
You will be resourceful, have outstanding presentation and negotiation skills – along with the drive, confidence and personality to engage and enlist the advocacy of our national commissioners and stakeholders.
In return, you will be rewarded with a unique opportunity to work at the very heart of national healthcare transformation as we move through the most challenging period in the history of the NHS.