Communications Manager - Band 7

Posted 16 September by NHS Business Services Authority

Job Title - Communications Manager

Base - Edward Jenner Court, Brockworth

Salary - £38,890 to £44,503 per annum

Hours per week - 37.5

1 x Fixed Term contract/secondment opportunity for up to 12 months

Internal applicants who wish to be considered for a secondment opportunity should discuss with their line manager the suitability of a possible secondment.

Are you an experienced, motivated communications professional, looking for a new challenge and a role where you can really make a difference?

We are recruiting for a communications manager to join our communications team. We are not just looking for a manager. We want you to be a leader, to be calm under pressure, to be able to lead on communications in a sometimes challenging environment, with the added complications that a pandemic has brought. Our team has a wide range of skills, so as well as being the direct manager of a communications officer, the successful applicant will also need to be able to demonstrate that they can work with colleagues in other disciplines to deliver the best results – and some of this will need to be delivered remotely.

We are providers of mental health, physical health and learning disability services, both for adults and children and young people, and there has never been a more rewarding and challenging time to work for the NHS.

As well as using your excellent communication skills and expertise, this role also offers a real opportunity to make a difference, through the support that you will offer to our wide range of services and the vital health messages you will be leading on communicating.

We are keen to develop a more representative diversity of our senior staff and particularly encourage applications from those individuals with protected characteristics - in particular from BAME, LGBTQ and disabled candidates.

For information or enquires please contact Kate Nelmes on or email

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Shortlisting date: 28th September

Interview date: 5th and 6th October

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust’s view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need, therefore we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document ‘ Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice’ prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render him/her liable to dismissal.

Reference: 40881445

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