Hampstead, Greater London
£50,000 - £55,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description



SALARY - £50,000-£55,000 per annum -subject to skills and experience

37.5 hours a week over five days

Base – initially home working then office based at Royal Free Hospital

The Royal Free Charity stands at the threshold of its most important period of development. The pandemic has shown just how vital is its support for the staff and patients of our three hospitals across north London and our generous donors have never been more ready to enable us to provide it. The need for our support for globally-important research has also never been more clear.

We now need world class communications to underpin all our conversations: with our staff, our hospital colleagues, our donors, our other partners. This is your opportunity to make sure we get them right.

If you have the right experience, and the confidence and the imagination, to steer the messaging of our expert and ambitious teams; and if you feel excited at the idea of creating a new benchmark in philanthropic healthcare communications, we want to hear from you.

The head of communications will be reporting to the director of engagement and communications.

The main purpose of the role:

To lead on the organisation’s media campaigns, brand, communications (both external and internal), marketing, social media and digital engagement, ensuring the RFC is an exemplar for NHS charities in terms of public and member engagement. Develop and implement a communications and messaging strategy that ensures significant growth in the awareness, engagement and participation in our work from people across north London and beyond, wherever the trust offers services.


28 days’ paid holiday plus UK bank holidays each year.

Enrolment into the pension scheme.

To apply for this post, send a Word document CV with a 500-word statement addressing how you meet the criteria set out in the job description and person specification: qualifications, experience, skills, knowledge and personal qualities. Please ensure you include your last employer and dates of employment within your CV. 

Closing date for application: Thursday 21 January 2021, 12 noon.

Interview date: Thursday 28 January 2021

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Posted on: 07 January 2021
Closed date: 21 January 2021
Job ref: HC/070121
Tags: Communications, PR

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.