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Media & Communications Officer

Ilford, Greater London (Hybrid)
£18-£23,000 (£30-£38,000 FTE)
Part-time (21hrs/Week)
Contract (1 year (Contract Subject To Review))
Job description

This is an exciting opportunity to join our friendly Healthwatch Redbridge team as we advance to the next phase of our work.

The post holder will be highly organised and motivated with strong administrative and social media experience to support the team’s daily activities.

You will be part of a team that has a real say in developing health and social care services and liaises with senior professionals and clinicians to help deliver change for local people.

Main aims of the role:

• Work collaboratively with the Chief Executive Officer, HWR Board, Staff and Volunteers to develop print and digital communications and printed materials to support the work of Healthwatch and its outreach and engagement activities.

• Develop relationships with sector, national and local media

• Ensure a consistent brand and identity is maintained and support colleagues to ensure quality communications across all products and initiatives.

• Manage the HWR digital and print communications channels, such as enewsletters, social media and print newsletters. • Ensure and maintain the online/ Web presence of Healthwatch including Twitter and LinkedIn

• Secure local, regional and national press coverage of HWR work in a variety of publications.

• Support and sustain information, advice, and signposting services to ensure individuals are directed to appropriate health and social care services.

• Promote equality, diversity and inclusion by ensuring that communications are accessible to all segments of society.

• Publicise volunteer opportunities and their role in improving the delivery of health and social care services.

• Ensure compliance with Healthwatch England brand guidelines and protocols.

• Co-ordinate the design and production of press releases, information and promotional materials required by the team.

• Assist the CEO and the team with the production of reports as required.

• Review and monitor materials produced by other organisations and feedback areas of potential interest to the team.

• Provide general admin cover for the Healthwatch Redbridge office – answering telephones, dealing with general enquiries and visitors to the office.

Main activities of the role:

• Collate copy, edit content, design, and launch print reports on the work of Healthwatch.

• Collaborate with staff across Healthwatch to develop outstanding digital and print content for all HWR channels.

• Collate, develop, and manage content for the HWR website and ensure the website is kept up to date.

• Collate, develop, and manage content for Healthwatch email marketing.

• Manage the HWR social media presence with engaging content.

• Support the delivery of Healthwatch events and engagement programme.

• Monitor effectiveness and impact of all communications activities, making recommendations for change.

Please see attached PDF for full details.

Application Instructions

Please note: We will not progress your application unless we receive both a CV and a covering letter to explain how your experience is comparable to the job description and person specification.

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Healthwatch Redbridge View profile Company size Size: 6 - 10
Posted on: 17 May 2024
Closed date: 08 June 2024 at 23:59
Tags: Admin, Communications, PR, Marketing

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