Are you an experienced stakeholder engagement and communications professional with an understanding of the charity sector, NHS or local authority? NHS Charities Together are expanding their communications team by recruiting a new Head of External Affairs.
NHS Charities Together represents, champions and supports the work of 241 member charities. Following the high-profile success of the Covid-19 Urgent Appeal, raising over £150m and supporting 1.5m NHS staff since March 2020, we are now recruiting a new Head of External Affairs to develop, manage and deliver NHS Charities Together’s influencing and stakeholder engagement strategy.
The new Head of External Affairs will be joining NHS Charities Together at an exciting stage of growth and development as we expand our marketing and communications team.
This role will lead on the development and delivery of our new influencing and stakeholder engagement strategy. They will play a pivotal role in liaising with member charities to identify the issues affecting them and to help evaluate and address these issues at national level with NHS and government.
Working closely with the senior team, this role will represent NHS Charities Together with NHS England, Department of Health and Social Care, NHS Trusts and other bodies to address member priorities. The role will be key in ensuring that NHS Charities Together can shape and influence relevant debates, all the while ensuring that the senior team are kept informed of key developments that might impact NHS Charities Together.
The Head of External Affairs will work closely with the membership team to develop and coordinate a stakeholder engagement and management strategy. You will play a key role in raising the profile, credibility and influence of NHS Charities Together with key stakeholders. Line managing a team of one, you will also oversee the development and delivery of the membership communications strategy, ensuring that member charity communications needs and priorities are identified and fulfilled.
The successful candidate will be an experienced stakeholder engagement, public affairs and communications professional. You will have experience in the development and delivery of influencing and stakeholder engagement strategies, as well as experience working in a politically sensitive environment. You will have a good understanding of the NHS, its structure and the topical issues that are related to healthcare. You will also have experience in delivering communications strategies, ideally within a membership context.
If you are passionate about the health and wellbeing of our nation and believe that through supporting NHS charities we can significantly increase the vital support given to our hospitals, community, mental health and ambulance services, we would love to hear from you.
For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential conversation, please contact:
Closing date: 9am, Tuesday 18th May 2021
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Equality and Diversity
NHS Charities Together is committed to inclusivity and representing the diversity of the communities we serve. We therefore welcome applications from all backgrounds and all sections of the community. Applicants will be treated fairly throughout the recruitment process and we will ensure there is no unfair discrimination on the basis of race, ethnic origin, disability, gender, religion or belief, age, sexual orientation or any other relevant characteristic.
Closing date: 9am, Tuesday 18th May 2021
First stage interview: Tuesday 1st June
Final stage interview: Monday 7th June
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