Director of Communications 12 month Fixed Term Contract to cover Maternity leave £65,000 - £70,000 per year Full Time 37.5 hours per week (flexible and part time working by agreement) The successful applicant must be available to start before 1 June 2021 The Role The Director of Communications is responsible for leading the Communications and Marketing Team. The role provides strategic direction as well as leading the delivery of all aspects of both internal and external communications for the charity. This role works closely with the Trust and as a part of the Senior Leadership Team, is responsible for reporting back to the Board of Trustees at regular intervals. The Person We are looking for someone who has: substantial experience in running a marketing and communications team in a charity or similar organisation, developed, written and delivered strategic plans, the ability to maintain brand awareness of the charity and its work, worked as part of a senior leadership team. Experience of working in a healthcare charity or working with the NHS would be an advantage. You will: be an experienced manager of people, able to lead and motivate a team, have excellent communication skills with the ability to relate to professionals, patients and the public at all levels, be able to manage and negotiate with suppliers, possess a high level of emotional intelligence. To apply for this position please send a copy of your up to date CV with a covering later. Apply for this position Closing date for applications is Thursday 18th March 2021.