- Media and Campaigns Assistant
- Band 4
- Full Time 37.5 hours per week
- Waterloo HQ
- £23,609 to £27,220 p.a.inclusive HCAS
- 02/03/2018 23:59
London Ambulance Service NHS Trust is the busiest emergency ambulance service in the UK with over 4,500 staff who works across a wide range of roles. Our service operates over an area of approximately 620 square miles across London based in 70 ambulance stations.
We serve more than eight million people who live and work in the London area. Our main role is to respond to emergency 999 calls, getting medical help to patients who have serious or life-threatening injuries or illnesses as quickly as possible.
However, many of our patients have less serious illnesses or injuries, and do not need to be sent an ambulance on blue lights and sirens. Often these patients will receive more appropriate care somewhere other than at hospital and so we provide a range of care to them, recognising that many have complex problems or long-term medical conditions. We also provide clinical assessments over the phone to more callers with less serious illnesses and injuries.
As an integral part of the NHS in London, we work closely with hospitals and other healthcare professionals, as well as with other emergency services. We are also central to planning for, and responding to, large-scale events or major incidents in the capital.
In everything we do, we will provide Care, Clinical excellence and commitment.
Care - Helping people when they need us; treating people with compassion, dignity and respect; having pride in our work and our organisation.
Clinical excellence - Giving our patients the best possible care; leading and sharing best clinical practice; using staff and patient feedback and experience to improve our care.
Commitment -Setting high standards and delivering against them; supporting our staff to grow, develop and thrive; Learning and growing to deliver continual improvement.
Media and Campaigns Assistant
From babies being born to trains stuck in tunnels-every one of the 5,000 emergency calls London Ambulance Service receives a day is a potential new story.We are the busiest ambulance service in the UK and are looking for a media and campaigns assistant to help promote the service and increase public understanding of our work and the care we provide to Londoners.
Working alongside other communications professionals you will act as the first point of contact for the media, source information and respond to journalists-always dealing appropriately with confidential and sensitive issues. As well as monitoring media coverage, you will lead on communication initiatives, write for various publications, update the intranet and internet sites, and use our social media channels to engage with the public and staff.
With experience in dealing with the media and working in a customer-facing environment, you will be a team player, have proven planning and organisational skills, be able to deliver against deadlines and juggle several tasks at once. Excellent communication skills-particularly in being able to write for different audiences and a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and social media are essential.
Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.
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Further details / informal visits contact
Jenny Alford, email: Jenny.Round@lond-amb.nhs.uk & Caroline Watson, email: Caroline.Watson@lond-amb.nhs.uk