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Communications and Marketing Co-ordinator

Are you a school leaver or a graduate and looking for your first role in communications and marketing?

We are seeking to recruit a permanent Communications and Marketing Co-ordinator to help us raise our profile and engage with the audiences that matter to us – the patients, and their families, in the community we serve as well as volunteers and supporters.

Contact us now if you:

have excellent writing skills – and a passion to use your writing to help an award-winning local charity to raise its profile and get its messages across.

are a people person and a great communicator – confident in communicating with, and sensitive to, a range of audiences including staff, volunteers, patients and supporters as well as suppliers.

are a strong multi-tasker and have exceptional organisational skills – who can juggle priorities from across the departments we serve whilst maintaining excellent attention to detail.

are calm under pressure – aware of up and coming deadlines without losing sight of the ‘big’ picture.

are creative and keen to voice your communications and marketing ideas – you’ll be inputting from idea generation to implementation and evaluation, including press and media relations, social media, production of materials and internal communications.

enjoy working in a small, enthusiastic and committed team – you’ll be working in a fast-moving and busy environment supporting across departments on the full range of communications and marketing activities.

Job Summary

To support the Head of Communications and Marketing on:
Internal communications – researching and producing internal communications to keep staff updated via our communication tools and channels (including News Splash/Bite, Monthly Calendar, internal newsletter and Intranet) (20%)
Monitoring and evaluation: identifying and capturing relevant national, local and sector-specific stories; recording and evaluating our press and media coverage, social media posts, adverts, and our website performance (30%)
Identifying, researching and producing content for a range of communications tools and channels, including: website, press and media, social media, publications (40%)
Scheduling, posting and issuing content for social media, our website and press and media (10%)

About Us
Peace Hospice Care (PHC) has been supporting people with life-limiting illnesses, and their families, from across the community for 25 years. Awarded ‘Outstanding’ for being caring by the Care Quality Commission in 2016, and ‘Good’ overall, we are an award-winning charity dedicated to supporting and empowering patients and their families.

Based in Watford, within a 5-minute walking distance of Watford High Street and Intu Shopping Centre, we cover 36 GP practices which serve a population of 320,000. We offer a professional and exciting working environment supported by an open culture of learning and development for all our staff and volunteers.

Our three core clinical services are: Inpatient Unit, Starlight Outpatient Services and our Community Services. We also host the West Herts Palliative Referral Centre. In 2017 our Inpatient Unit was refurbished. We have 12 specialist palliative and end of life short stay beds which operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week with the support of a multi-disciplinary team.

Our vision is to be the leading provider for specialist palliative and end of life care across South West Hertfordshire and the wider area. To support this vision, we have recently developed a five-year clinical strategy with the aim of reaching more people, and bringing high quality care closer to home.
Peace Hospice Care is an organisation that strives continuously to demonstrate our Values of ‘Respect’, ‘Innovation’, ‘Responsive’, ‘Excellence’ and Integrity’. These values are embedded in our recruitment and selection processes and we are fully committed to equality, diversity and inclusion in both our workforce and within our culture.

The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society, and for every employee and volunteer to feel respected and supported to perform at their best, and achieve their full potential.

There has never been a more exciting time to join Peace Hospice Care, as we strive to become the leading provider of specialist palliative care in our community.

Please note that we are unable to acknowledge receipt of applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, you have unfortunately not been shortlisted for an interview.

Department: Communications and Marketing

Salary: £17,901pa (Band B) - 37.5 hours per week

Closing date:

For more details about the role please call Debbie Leven on 01923 330 330.

To apply please contact Human Resources on 01923 330 330 or email: recruitment@peacehospicecare.org.uk

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Contact us now if you:

have excellent writing skills – and a passion to use your writing to help an award-winning local charity to raise its profile and get its messages across.

are a people person and a great communicator – confident in communicating with, and sensitive to, a range of audiences including staff, volunteers, patients and supporters as well as suppliers.

are a strong multi-tasker and have exceptional organisational skills – who can juggle priorities from across the departments we serve whilst maintaining excellent attention to detail.

are calm under pressure – aware of up and coming deadlines without losing sight of the ‘big’ picture.

are creative and keen to voice your communications and marketing ideas – you’ll be inputting from idea generation to implementation and evaluation, including press and media relations, social media, production of materials and internal communications.

enjoy working in a small, enthusiastic and committed team – you’ll be working in a fast-moving and busy environment supporting across departments on the full range of communications and marketing activities.

Job Summary

To support the Head of Communications and Marketing on:
Internal communications – researching and producing internal communications to keep staff updated via our communication tools and channels (including News Splash/Bite, Monthly Calendar, internal newsletter and Intranet) (20%)
Monitoring and evaluation: identifying and capturing relevant national, local and sector-specific stories; recording and evaluating our press and media coverage, social media posts, adverts, and our website performance (30%)
Identifying, researching and producing content for a range of communications tools and channels, including: website, press and media, social media, publications (40%)
Scheduling, posting and issuing content for social media, our website and press and media (10%)

About Us
Peace Hospice Care (PHC) has been supporting people with life-limiting illnesses, and their families, from across the community for 25 years. Awarded ‘Outstanding’ for being caring by the Care Quality Commission in 2016, and ‘Good’ overall, we are an award-winning charity dedicated to supporting and empowering patients and their families.

Based in Watford, within a 5-minute walking distance of Watford High Street and Intu Shopping Centre, we cover 36 GP practices which serve a population of 320,000. We offer a professional and exciting working environment supported by an open culture of learning and development for all our staff and volunteers.

Our three core clinical services are: Inpatient Unit, Starlight Outpatient Services and our Community Services. We also host the West Herts Palliative Referral Centre. In 2017 our Inpatient Unit was refurbished. We have 12 specialist palliative and end of life short stay beds which operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week with the support of a multi-disciplinary team.

Our vision is to be the leading provider for specialist palliative and end of life care across South West Hertfordshire and the wider area. To support this vision, we have recently developed a five-year clinical strategy with the aim of reaching more people, and bringing high quality care closer to home.
Peace Hospice Care is an organisation that strives continuously to demonstrate our Values of ‘Respect’, ‘Innovation’, ‘Responsive’, ‘Excellence’ and Integrity’. These values are embedded in our recruitment and selection processes and we are fully committed to equality, diversity and inclusion in both our workforce and within our culture.

The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society, and for every employee and volunteer to feel respected and supported to perform at their best, and achieve their full potential.

There has never been a more exciting time to join Peace Hospice Care, as we strive to become the leading provider of specialist palliative care in our community.

Please note that we are unable to acknowledge receipt of applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, you have unfortunately not been shortlisted for an interview.