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Communications and Engagement Officer (EO)

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Communications and Engagement Officer (EO) - Central Government
Type: Long-term temporary Salary: £13.05 / hour up to £14.13/hr after 12 weeks
Location: NHS England, Skipton House, London Road, SE1 6LH
Register online at www.brookstreet.co.uk/gov-apply
We are currently recruiting on behalf of a local government department for a communication and engagement officer (EO) in London. This is an ongoing, long-term temporary assignment, working Monday-Friday (9am-5pm) and many of these opportunities offer a significant pay increase on completion of 12 weeks in the same department.

The Better Care Fund (BCF) represents a unique collaboration between NHS England, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the Local Government Association. The four partners work closely together to help local areas plan and implement integrated health and social care services across England.
The Communications and Engagement Officer will work as part of a dynamic team in delivering an effective service supporting managers and staff across the health and social care sectors to effectively communicate the Better Care Fund and to share examples of success.
The post holder will work closely with the communications teams in NHS England, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the Local Government Association and will take the lead in planning and delivering strategic communications through various mediums for the Better Care Support Team.
In particular the post holder will be required to:

" Deliver a portfolio of communication and engagement including; a weekly bulletin, networking events and a collaborative platform for sharing practice
" Support the Communications and Engagement Manager and Senior Management Team to develop and advise on the delivery of key messages to a range of audiences often on highly sensitive and complex issues which may be unwelcome or complex
" Manage own workload on a day-to-day basis, act independently to action and prioritise work to meet deadlines, and use initiative to foresee and mitigate risks
" Be comfortable working with colleagues at all levels, and will be expected to support a wide range of projects, using expertise and creativity to maximise impact
" Establish and maintain relationships and proactively engage with stakeholders
Standard benefits of working for central government / wider public sector:

" Pay increase after 12 continuous weeks in the majority of departments
" Potential for long-term or multiple temp assignments once you hold security clearance
" Minimum of 35 days holiday (pro rata) following 12 consecutive weeks in the same department
" Access to a Workplace Pension

Typical qualifications and experience required:

" Five GCSE passes at Grade C or above
" Two 'A' level passes at grade E or above or equivalent
" NVQ Management Level 3 or 4 (or suitable junior management experience)
" Administrative experience with a good knowledge of and experience in using Microsoft Office
" Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

To apply for this role, or other central government positions, please complete the online registration at www.brookstreet.co.uk/gov-apply
Once submitted, a Brook Street consultant will be in touch.

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