Fixed term (12-month contract)
37.5 hours per week
Home-based role (with some national travel and occasional office working required)
Salary, NHS Band 5: £24,907 to £30,615
This is an exciting opportunity for a creative communications professional with both traditional and digital communication skills and experience in stakeholder engagement to join our small, dynamic team and help build our national profile.
You’ll be joining the AHSN Network at an important time as we embark on a number of new programmes and roll out of a new collective national strategy, so there will plenty of opportunities to make your mark.
There are 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) across England, established by NHS England in 2013 to spread innovation at pace and scale. Each AHSN works across a distinct geography serving a different population in each region.
As the only bodies that connect NHS and academic organisations, the third sector and industry, AHSNs are catalysts that create the right conditions to facilitate change across whole health and social care economies, with a clear focus on improving outcomes for patients and the public.
Read about our collective impacts in our latest AHSN Network Impact Report 20-21.
About the role
We are seeking an enthusiastic communications and engagement professional who can work across the 15 AHSNs to seek out and present great AHSN Network and local AHSN content on a national stage.
This role will support the Network to maximise our full engagement potential, building awareness of the AHSNs’ profile and collective impact, focusing both on internal communications across the AHSNs, and external engagement with national stakeholder individuals and organisations.
The post holder will be passionate about the NHS and a great storyteller able to present information in a compelling way via a range of channels (social media, web and digital, slide decks, reports and marketing collateral).
The post holder will co-ordinate across individual AHSNs and national programmes to identify and gather our very best stories and statistics, and will support the AHSN Network Central Co-ordination Office to use existing / develop new creative content, channels and opportunities to communicate these to our stakeholder individuals and organisations.
In addition to generating and communicating content, the role will support the development of systems and processes to manage effective engagement, such as maintaining contact lists and tracking ongoing engagements / developing a Customer Relationship Management system.
The post holder will work as part of the ‘virtual’ Central Co-ordinating Office, reporting to the Senior Communications Manager, Director of Communications and Engagement, Assistant Co-ordination Director and Co-ordination Director, in close liaison with the AHSN Network Chair and Vice Chair, Chief Officer Communications Leads, and individual AHSN communications teams.
This role will be offered on a one-year fixed term, full-time basis and is a home-based opportunity, with the West of England AHSN as the ‘hosting’ organisation. Occasional national travel and infrequent office working may be required.
If you are interested in discussing the role, please contact the AHSN Network’s Senior Communications Manager, Jayne Holgate for an informal conversation: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: Tuesday 17 August
Interview date: TBC