This is a full time post in the Communications Team at University Hospitals Birmingham Charity (‘UHB Charity’), the official NHS Charity for the four hospitals of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust - Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital.
UHB Charity is dedicated to improving the experience of patients, their families and the staff who care for them.
The Charity raises funds to support patients of the four hospitals by providing new and innovative equipment, funding research and supporting patient and family welfare projects.
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham in particular has a world class reputation, and specialises in cancer treatment, organ transplantations and trauma care. It is also home of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, where the UK’s military patients are treated.
Heartlands Hospital has a specialist neo-natal unit and very busy children’s and maternity units.
Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital serve the towns of Sutton Coldfield and Solihull.
The post offers flexible working from home and the opportunity for office working at any of our four hospital sites as suits the job holder and line manager.
The Communications Assistant will work closely with other members of the hospital charity, in particular the Communications Manager and Charity Chief Executive, to efficiently promote the activities of the hospital charity to a wide audience.
This role would suit someone looking to develop their skills in media, communication plans and creative content.
You'll be pitching stories to TV, radio, press and magazine contacts and supporting those stories on social media, planning innovative and exciting social media campaigns, writing features, promoting our wide range of fundraising events and appeals and telling stories about people who do extraordinary and heart-warming things to help support patients at Birmingham’s busiest hospitals.
As well as generating positive media coverage, the successful candidate will update the Charity’s websites and social media pages, attend Charity events and help compile the Charity’s quarterly newsletters.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.