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Vacancy for Senior Engagement and Communications Officer (Planning, Insight and Speechwriting)

Salary Grade C; £34,454 (London - if applicable)
Directorate Strategy & Intelligence
Function Engagement/Communications
Job Type Fixed Term
Hours of Work 37

About Us

Senior Engagement and Communications Officer (Planning, Insight and Speechwriting)

Job type: Fixed term contract

Hours of work: 37 hours per week

Salary: Grade C - £34,454 (London - If Applicable) 

Location: London Office

Closing date: 11:45pm 20th February 2019

Please note this is initially a fixed term contract until April 2020.

About CQC

CQC is an independent regulator of health and social care in England. We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve. We monitor, inspect and regulate services to ensure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and we publish what we find to help people choose care.

About the role

Do you thrive in a fast paced environment? Are you interested in working for a high profile regulator in an exciting communications environment? Then come and work with us!

This role sits within our Parliamentary, Government and Stakeholder Engagement (PGSE) team, and plays a pivotal role within the Engagement directorate, working closely with the management team and Director of Engagement.

We’re looking for someone who will play an integral role in planning CQC’s short, medium and longer term communications and engagement activity. This will involve managing our Engagement planning grid and working with colleagues across the organisation to map CQC’s key announcements, publications, speeches and events against the external environment. You will be responsible for offering strategic advice to colleagues, including senior directors, on external risks and opportunities to maximise the impact of CQC activities, so an understanding of the health and social care stakeholder environment would be beneficial.

You will work across the PGSE team to design and lead on how we capture insight from our engagement and communications activity. We share this information internally to ensure it informs our future work and to better evaluate our impact.

You will support and advise senior colleagues on speaking engagements, preparing presentations for senior CQC directors as required, both independently and in conjunction with the Planning, Events and Speechwriting Manager. You will also support the delivery of the corporate exhibition programme, to ensure CQC is effectively engaged with all stakeholders around England.

What you’ll bring to the role:

  • Considerable communications and engagement experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including PowerPoint and research skills
  • Effective at building relationships and comfortable working with senior colleagues
  • Experience of developing and communicating messages in a complex environment
  • Good understanding of the health and social care environment
  • Enthusiastic and proactive
  • Project management experience
  • Excellent time management and ability to work to deadlines
  • Willing to undertake some overnight UK travel to exhibitions, with notice

External Candidate Information

Please provide referee details for a full 3 year employment history on your application along with relevant information to support any gaps in employment, we will not approach your referees without your prior consent.

Please note that if you have not heard from us within 6 weeks of this vacancy closing, you can assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications being received across all of our vacancies, we are unable to provide individual feedback at application stage.

We must also inform you that, in line with the majority of government organisations, we do not pay travelling expenses for interviewees.

Please note, we reserve the right the close this advert earlier than the advertised close date and therefore we would recommend submitting your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Tier 2

CQC are currently not able to accept applications from anyone requiring Tier 2 sponsorship because there are currently no Tier 2 vacancies.




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