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Communications and Engagement Manager

NHS AfC: Band 7 / 3.1 (indicative)

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Communications and Engagement Manager
NHS AfC: Band 7 / 3.1 (indicative)
Full Time 37.5 Hours per week
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North East Hampshire
£31,696 - £41,787 (plus HCAS £1,584 - £1,682) per annum
04/07/2017 23:59

The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) was established by the Government in 2016. Headed by the Chief Investigator, it is tasked with carrying out independent safety investigations across the healthcare system in England, and became operational in April 2017. HSIB is hosted by NHSI but will maintain its independence both in activities and reporting on investigations.

The purpose of HSIB is to improve patient safety across the healthcare sector, by carrying out expert investigations to determine the causes of accidents and serious incidents, and to make safety recommendations intended to prevent recurrence and to improve safety across the healthcare system. It is not to apportion blame or liability. It will also seek to improve investigation practice across the system.

The purpose of the role will be to support the Director of Corporate Affairs to deliver HSIB’s communications and engagement strategy to help HSIB establish its role within the NHS. The post holder’s key role will to provide sound communications advice based on insight and delivering communications through the right channels to the right audience.

The post holder will be expected to support the Director of Corporate Affairs on day to day issues, including briefings, media monitoring and handling, website and digital media. They will also need to provide engagement advice and support, and to engage with Trusts with which HSIB is working.

The role will support the management of key strategic relationships, including engagement with key stakeholders and other influencers, including communications colleagues in NHS Improvement, and Department of Health.

The role will also include developing key communications products, including HSIB bulletins and reports, to support the delivery of our programme.

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