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Senior Communications Officer – CVD Prevention and Proactive Care Programme

1 year fixed term or secondment
We are recruiting a Senior Communications Officer who will play a critical role in supporting the UCLPartners’ Proactive Care Programme.
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000

Closing date:
14 April 2021

You will be embedded within the programme delivery team and be responsible for gathering, writing, producing and presenting content about the programme and its impact on improving health and care services and the health of our population. You will also work with the delivery team to run engagement events, with various stakeholders including patients and the public, to promote the programme.

The programme/ project

COVID-19 has placed unprecedented pressure on our health system. This brings an added risk to people with long term conditions, such as hypertension, atrial fibrillation and high cholesterol, who need ongoing proactive care to stay well and avoid deterioration. Interruptions to routine care may worsen outcomes for patients, increase their COVID risk and result in exacerbations that further increase pressure on the NHS.

As primary care transforms its models of care in response to the pandemic, UCLPartners has developed real world frameworks to support long term condition management. These frameworks along with a comprehensive implementation support package constitute UCLPartners’ Proactive Care Programme.  National interest and demand for the frameworks have resulted in NHSE/I funding to accelerate implementation of the frameworks in four localities in England with a view to national roll-out (TBC) from April 2021.

The role

The Senior Communications Officer will work as part of an expanding team of communications professionals that span the range of designations and functions covered by UCLPartners. You will have responsibility within the UCLPartners communications team for Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Prevention and Proactive Care programme communications, developing an in-depth understanding of the healthcare transformation work being undertaken in the team, and work closely with those delivering the programme. 

As part of the UCLPartners communications team, you will be able to draw on the support and expertise of communications colleagues to develop your professional skills and support your career development. The role will be line-managed by the UCLPartners Communications Manager, working closely with the Deputy Programme Director for the CVD and Proactive Care Programme on a day-to-day basis. This is a varied role and you will work with a wide range of stakeholders, including clinicians (e.g. GPs and pharmacists), programme managers, patients, academic health science networks (AHSNs) across England, other NHS staff and the third sector.

The person

You will have a good understanding of effective communications and will act as brand guardian for the programme. You will take a lead in securing opportunities for UCLPartners to gain recognition for the programme and its impact on the work of primary care teams in the NHS and the lives of our socially and ethnically diverse population.

Apply now

If you are interested in this role, please read the full job description found here.

Contact

If you have any questions about this role, please contact frances.sanderson@uclpartners.com