North Bristol NHS Trust
Bristol, City of Bristol
£31,365 - £37,890 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

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Please note that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. So if you are interested, please apply for this vacancy as soon as you can.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious and dynamic digital communications expert to join the Southmead Hospital Charity.

Why apply? As the Digital Communications Lead, you will:

  • Make a difference: Working for the wonderful NHS. Southmead Hospital Charity raises funds for projects that are beyond the remit of the NHS but have a huge impact on the lives of our patients, visitors and staff.
  • Shape the future: in this role, you will play a lead role in ensuring that the Charity’s growth continues and raise the awareness of the Charity throughout Bristol and the South West.
  • Be part of a dedicated and committed team: North Bristol NHS Trust is a centre of excellence for the South West and beyond. Our pioneering treatments and advances in care are internationally recognised.
  • You will have access to NHS benefits, including 27 days annual leave to start & bank holidays and an excellent NHS pension.

If you are from outside the area, Bristol is consistently voted as one of the best places to live in the UK, with a rich history, thriving arts, music, gastronomic and independent retail scenes. It also offers excellent transport links and easy access to the spectacular countryside and coastlines of South Wales, Devon, Dorset and Cornwall. Our offices are based in Southmead Hospital – a state of the art, amazing facility with an excellent reputation.

The role:
The Digital Communications Lead will be responsible the Charity’s digital communications activity to significantly raise the Charity’s profile online, across all digital platforms, and to support an increase in income, raising awareness of the Charity throughout Bristol and the South West. As part of the Charity’s Communications and Marketing team, the Digital Communications Lead will be responsible for promoting a market-leading, donor centric digital experience to all of our supporters and audiences

The role is integral to achieving our Charity’s objectives, shaping innovation and bringing our brand to life online. The role will be key to delivering the Charity’s new strategy; making our web and social media more impactful, growing our audiences and focusing on innovation to drive the Charity forward.

Working closely with colleagues, the ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills – both written and verbal, understand the importance of the donor journey and bring enthusiasm for the role with excellent attention to detail. This is a really exciting time to join our team.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Additional contact information
Apply now as we are looking to close the advert when significant applications have been received.

For an informal conversation, see contact details for Elizabeth Bond on the NHS website listing after clicking 'apply'. 

If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note that this Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.

If you feel you meet the requirements of the Disability Act / Two Ticks scheme and require further support/advice, please contact us on the number listed on the NHS website listing, after clicking 'apply'. 

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band. Progression through the scale is by annual increments.

Staff identify as 'At Risk' and who meet the essential shortlisting criteria of the post will be prioritised. Priority will be given to North Bristol NHS Trust employees in the first instance.

Please note that North Bristol NHS Trust has an arrangement with a number of organisations (please find a list below) whereby we confidentially share previous pre-employment information relating to your existing job in order to support an efficient recruitment process for candidates when offered a new position with us.

(University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, North Bristol NHS Trust, Western Area Health Trust, Bristol Community Health, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership, North Somerset Community Partnership, NHS South Central and West Commissioning Support Unit and Bristol City Council)

Please note that stringent pre-employment checks are undertaken on all successful applicants prior to commencement in post. Please refer to the ‘Information for Prospective Employees’ attachment for information relating to DBS charges.

Posted on: 17 September 2020
Closed date: 04 October 2020
Job ref: 339-ALS1943
Tags: Communications, PR, Digital