Head of Communications

Location: London
Salary: £61,405 plus London Weighting
Fixed Term for 18 months
Closing date: 15 May 2019
Interview date: 4 June 2019

We are looking for an experienced, strategic and talented individual to become our new Head of Communications to direct and lead the delivery of a range of communications and stakeholder engagement activities as the organisation heads in to its next phase. Working to the organisation’s Chief Executive, the role is responsible for the strategic and operational delivery of a high quality integrated communications function for NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) across all channels – this includes managing the development of proactive external communications, stakeholder engagement, brand and reputation management, overseeing the press office and social media strategy, leading on public affairs and ensuring proactive member facing communications.

NHSCC is a small but expert organisation that has secured its profile and reputation in the national debate on health and care as providing the national, credible voice of clinical commissioning through our member Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). We are proudly member led and member driven and as a result appreciated by our members for providing high quality, high value services that make a difference and support them to do their job locally. The next 18 months will be an exciting time for NHSCC as we seek to reflect and represent the priorities and issues of our members as they deliver a transformed and integrated NHS for patients and local populations.  It will be the role of the Head of Communications to ensure that profile and reputation amongst internal and external stakeholders and members is maintained and developed

As a networked organisation of the NHS Confederation, NHSCC works both independently on behalf of its members, but also as a part of the wider Confederation Group on system wide issues. The postholder will need to work collaboratively across the Confederation bringing their strategic communications expertise to ensure a system wide representative view is presented.

Excellent people skills and stakeholder management will play a big part in the work NHSCC does with external organisations and national bodies to influence national policy as the NHS landscape changes and new integrated health and care systems evolve. Your project management and negotiating skills will be deployed to ensure NHSCC has presence and profile at significant conferences and events throughout the year, including the Confederation Annual Conference, as well as developing partnerships to proactively enhance and showcase the role and achievements of NHSCC and its members. You will also have line management responsibility for two managers in the team.

This is a fast paced and varied role with a clear focus on positive communications and representing NHSCC members.

For more information please read the job description and person specification.

To apply please send the CV and application documents form to Please ensure your supporting statement outlines how you meet the person specification.

Interviews will be on Tuesday 4 June 2019