We're hiring! CSH Communications Manager

Wednesday, 21 June, 2023

This is an exciting senior role for an environmentally committed manager. You will apply your knowledge and experience to steer powerful and effective communication campaigns, intended to engage a wide range of audiences within the health sector. This position sits within our core team and is instrumental in ensuring the alignment of our communication strategy with the broader organisational strategy of CSH.

  • Home-based, with travel to monthly meetings in Oxford (travel expenses covered)
  • Part-time (4 days per week), starting ASAP
  • Salary: £34,000 per annum pro rata (plus contributory pension)
  • Apply by midnight 5th July 2023, interviews will take place on 10th July 2023 ⚠️ We are changing the interview date to Thursday 13th July 2023

About the role

The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare provides research, training, and strategic input to national and local health programmes. Our Clinical Transformation Programme is designed to mainstream environmental sustainability within clinical areas so that it is integral to the planning of health systems and the practice of healthcare professionals. This is supported by our work in education and in carbon modelling of clinical care. Our Green Space for Health Programme helps to realise the value of the NHS green estate for physical and mental health. We support and encourage NHS sites in developing their green space for the benefit of patients, staff and communities, while improving biodiversity and combatting climate change. One way in which we do this is through woodland creation and tree planting at NHS sites, supplying free trees and advice.

We are looking for an experienced communications professional with a strong, demonstrable history of delivering successful communications campaigns. Your expertise should encompass team leadership and management, as you will be responsible for overseeing and guiding the work of our Green Space for Health Communications, Marketing, and Engagement Lead, as well as our Clinical Programme Communications Assistant.

Responsibilities will include: 

  1. Oversee the development of a unified communications strategy with consistent messaging that inspires target audiences to engage and act.
  2. Work closely with the Clinical and Green Space teams to develop programme specific communications strategies and plans. Continuously evaluate the success of these strategies, and adjusting plans as necessary to maximise impact.
  3. Supervise the planning and management of CSH’s content calendar to ensure effective integration across our programmes.
  4. Oversee the creation of inspiring, high-quality content that reflects the essence and outcomes of our work, including overseeing copy-writing key content and developing visuals.
  5. Lead the upgrade of our website by engaging a proficient website development team, tasked with the transition from Drupal to a more modern version (Drupal 10) or alternate CMS. Review our existing microsites, and devise a plan for integrating them into our main website, or devise a maintenance plan for them. Ensure our websites are relevant, up to date, on-brand, and effective. You will enhance user journeys and accessibility of relevant content by utilising analytical tools, regularly monitoring the effectiveness of website content to improve SEO, conversion rates, and other website goals.
  6. Develop and implement email marketing strategies to drive engagement and conversion, including overseeing the drafting of email news and other e-content and evaluate and report back on digital marketing activities to help inform engagement and campaigns.
  7. Establish effective workflows and governance for communications and marketing, ensuring brand consistency throughout all content and marketing outputs, and that best practice and protocols around data protection and consent are followed.
  8. Developing and implement a comprehensive system for tracking, reporting on, and responding to key metrics, analytics, and performance measures.
  9. Coordinate with the team to plan and deliver virtual events.
  10. Build and nurture relationships with key stakeholders, such as media, partners, clients, to enhance CSH’s brand image, developing and implementing outreach and PR activities that align with the programme goals.
  11. Prepare and manage crisis communication strategies to protect the organisation’s reputation when required.
  12. Develop and implement effective internal communication strategies to ensure staff are aware of CSH’s objectives, successes, and changes.

How to apply

Please see the full job description attached.
To apply, please email your CV and a cover letter, explaining how your skills and experience match this role to info@sustainablehealthcare.org.uk

  • Closing date: Midnight, 5th July 2023
  • Interviews: 10th July 2023

For any questions, please contact info@sustainablehealthcare.org.uk