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Publications and Communications Officer

Chelsea, Greater London (Hybrid)
£30,000 - £33,000 per year
Job description

The Talent Set are delighted to be working with The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust to find their next Publications and Communications Officer. The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is a world-leading cancer centre. They offer patients the best cancer care available anywhere in the world, and continue to make a global contribution to finding better ways of diagnosing and treating cancer.

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust offers a hybrid working pattern, with an expectation of working from their Chelsea office 2 days per week, and travel to Sutton as required.


The Publications and Communications Officer will play a key role in helping the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity achieve its objectives. You will help raise awareness of the Charity within the hospital as well as locally, nationally, and internationally by demonstrating the difference the Charity makes to people affected by cancer, and support fundraising teams across all its income streams to attract and retain supporters. You will work directly with the hospital’s world leading clinicians to secure clinical spokespeople for the Charity’s communications and to help tell the story of how the Charity helps to save and improve the lives of people with cancer, not just at The Royal Marsden, but nationally and internationally.



Key Responsibilities:


·       Build relationships with clinical colleagues and in particular, Charity-funded consultants, nurses, researchers, and allied health professionals to gain their support for Charity communications including press releases, tailored pitches, our suite of magazines, and other print media channels.

·       Write and edit the Charity’s bi-monthly e-newsletter in collaboration with the wider PR and Comms team, and the Charity’s Marketing and Digital team.

·       With support from the Senior PR and Communications Officer, write and edit the Charity’s supporter magazine Progress in collaboration with the wider Communications team and the Charity’s Heads and Associate Directors.

·       In collaboration with the Trust Internal Communications Manager, promote The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity to 4,500 hospital staff, to help drive greater awareness of the Charity and its work across the hospital.

·       Support the Senior PR and Communications Officer in advising on PR and communications for the Charity’s corporate partners, including liaising with external PR agencies and partners’ in-house teams.

·       Working alongside the Senior PR and Communications Officer, identify and maximise opportunities to promote the Charity’s funding of life-saving research, modern patient environments and state-of-the-art equipment in the hospital, working closely with colleagues to ensure any Charity funding is appropriately referenced.




Person Specification:


·       Relevant media relations / copy writing / communications experience – former employment with a charity, ideally within the healthcare sector.

·       Proven track record of delivering beautifully written, compelling copy across all online and offline channels, in the right tone and to deadline.

·       Experience of working across multi-disciplinary teams encompassing all communications channels - social media, traditional and third sector media, internal communications.

·       Excellent communications skills both verbal and written – including editing, proofing, copy writing and interview techniques.

·       Ability to manage multiple priorities at any one time whilst remaining calm under pressure, and able to combine a proactive approach with quick reactive delivery.

·       Experience of managing stakeholders both within and outside an organisation, of all levels.



To be considered for this position please apply with your CV as soon as possible, regrettably please note we may not be able to reply to each and every application.

We are committed to diverse and inclusive recruitment practises that ensure equal opportunity for everyone, regardless of race, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age or gender. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and will happily make reasonable adjustments to always ensure a fair process.

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Posted on: 28 February 2024
Closed date: 29 March 2024 at 23:59
Job ref: HB1931
Tags: Communications, PR