Senior Communications Officer
Band 6, £30,401 to £37,267 pa
Permanent, Fixed-term contract
Location: London, Liverpool or Birmingham
NHS Blood and Transplant has a chance to play a key role in media work on lifesaving campaigns, with a particular focus on the current campaign to raise awareness of the law change relating to organ donation. NHS Blood and Transplant is responsible for organ donation across the UK and blood donation in England.
You will primarily work to develop and manage relationships with national and regional media outlets to proactively raise awareness of organ donation and support our organ donation law change awareness campaign and related activity.
You will need to work across the wider communications mix, including internal communications, digital, social media and stakeholder communications. The successful candidate will support lifesaving campaigns and work extensively with donors and/or their families, as well as people whose lives have been saved and improved by donation.
You will handle a large and constantly changing workload in a busy environment. You will handle complex and high-profile media enquiries and requests under pressure; providing communications support and advice to a range of individuals on a number of different levels as well as being adept at managing relationships with stakeholders both within and outside the organisation.
This post is fixed term until April 2021, to provide additional support over the course of the law change awareness campaign.
The post can be based at NHSBT’s offices in Tooting (London), Vincent Drive (Birmingham) or Speke (Liverpool).
Closing date: 18 December 2019.
Interviews will be held on 10 January 2020 in our offices at New Street, Birmingham.
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