About the role

NHS Digital is the national data and technology partner for the NHS, we provide products, systems and services to improve lives, our work has proved more vital than ever throughout the pandemic.

This varied and interesting role offers the opportunity to be part of a dynamic team in a fast-paced environment, working directly with national and trade media.

As a Senior Media Relations Officer here at NHS Digital you will have an opportunity to express your creativity and deliver meaningful and impactful communications campaigns in an environment where your work has a direct and positive impact on the frontline and the public

Working with the wider media team you will be responsible for promoting the important work we do through high quality media relations and via our social media channels, and provide support around reputation management, including providing advice to senior stakeholders and crisis communications.

This role is a part-time 12 month fixed term contract. 22.5 hours per week ideally over 3 consecutive days.

As a Senior Media Relations Officer, you will be responsible for:

  • Acting as the first point of contact for media enquiries and responses.
  • Proactively manage media and social media activity for our data and technology programmes of work.
  • Building relationships with national journalists and key influencers in a manner that best protects and enhances corporate reputation.
  • Providing specialist advice on media and social media as and when required across the business.
  • Working as part of multi-disciplinary teams to design and implement high quality integrated communications campaigns.
  • Producing high quality planned materials including press releases, interview briefs, social media collateral and placed editorial, alongside reactive documents such as lines to take.

About you

Some of the key skills and experience you'll bring:  

  • Specialised knowledge of a wide range of communication disciplines.
  • Experience of digital communications and media relations or journalism.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of multi-disciplinary communication strategies to support the delivery of business objectivising
  • Self-motivation and confidence communicating, take ownership of media strategy delivery from start to finish and managing stakeholder relations.
  • Good news sense, ability to make effective decisions and awareness of political and operational considerations and sensitivities.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills: able to provide clear communications materials and fluently adapt style and tone for different audiences.

About us

What we offer

In addition to planned, transparent progression you can look forward to the following benefits:

  • Flexible working including part-time hours, job shares, flexible hours and part-remote set ups
  • 27 days annual leave increasing to 33 days with service
  • Buy and sell annual leave scheme 
  • Contributory Pension (with a contribution from us equal to 20.6% of your earnings)
  • NHS Discounts including shops, restaurants, gym, mobile phones, and insurance
  • Employee benefit schemes which include our Season Ticket Loan and Car Lease schemes

For more information, visit Working at NHS Digital or contact us at resourcing.team@nhs.net

About us

We are the national information and technology partner to the health and care system. Our task is to build and run excellent digital products and services that NHS and care staff across the country can rely on every day.
Find out about the amazing work we do


Next steps

Interviews will take place week commencing the 6th of June via Microsoft Teams. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by email.

To view further information please see the attached role profile and to apply for the role click ‘Apply for job’ below.

We are unable to accept speculative CVs, all applications must be made through NHS Digital’s career site.

Within your application we are looking for you to demonstrate you have the skills and experience outlined in the role profile.

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