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Job reference: 169772
Salary: Band 5 (£30,229 - £37,664)
Job closing date: 24/11/2023
Job Type: Administrative Services
Location: Olympia Building
Employment type: Fixed-term
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Job posted date: 10/11/2023
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Department: Glasgow Centre for Population Health

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NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is one of the largest healthcare systems in the UK employing around 40,000 staff in a wide range of clinical and non-clinical professions and job roles. We deliver acute hospital, primary, community and mental health care services to a population of over 1.15 million and a wider population of 2.2 million when our regional and national services are included. 

This is a fixed term post until 31st March 2025, with possibility of extension, subject to funding. It is available as a secondment opportunity (subject to agreement of own organisation).   

This is a full-time post of 37.5 hours per week with a shift pattern of Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.

Since 2004, the Glasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH) has generated insights and evidence, supported new approaches, and informed and influenced action to improve health and tackle inequality. Working with a wide range of partners, the GCPH conducts research of direct relevance to policy and practice; facilitates and stimulates the exchange of ideas, fresh thinking and debate; and supports processes of development and change.

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen to join the communications team of the GCPH, in the role of Digital Communications Officer.

Working within a comms team of three other posts, the Digital Communications Officer has lead responsibility for the development and management of the GCPH and Understanding Glasgow websites and management of our social media channels. They also support the development and delivery of other digital communications such as infographics, animations, audio and video recordings, e-newsletters, and new media projects.

The postholder contributes to the planning, development and delivery of the GCPH Communications Strategy and works across our channel mix of written publications, events and face-to-face engagement, digital, and media. A key aspect of this role is the ability to translate complex information into creative, easily understandable, and engaging outputs, in a range of formats for different audiences.

 Applicants should have: knowledge of communications and marketing or campaigning techniques acquired through experience and/or training to degree level or equivalent; knowledge of Equality and Diversity legislation and good practice in terms of importance for and impact on communications, particularly language, design and use of graphics; good knowledge of MS Office and at least one design application; broad interest in and some understanding of health, equalities and the wider policy context.

Key attributes include: meticulous attention to detail and a high level of accuracy; excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work creatively and on own initiative; and being a team player with the ability to work well to competing deadlines.   

We welcome applications from disabled people and racialised communities in particular as we recognise their historic underrepresentation within our team. We welcome evidence of experience from both work and non-work settings such as volunteering and personal experience. 

The Glasgow Centre for Population Health is a partnership between NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Glasgow City Council and the University of Glasgow, supported by the Scottish Government.

In advance of the closing date, a ‘find out more’ session will be held via Zoom where potential candidates can find out more about the role and GCPH in an informal way. If you would like to register for this, please contact   

Details on how to contact the Recruitment Service can be found within the Candidate Information Packs.  

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde- NHS Scotland encourages applications from all sections of the community. We promote a culture of inclusion across the organisation and are proud of the diverse workforce we have.   

By signing the Armed Forces Covenant, NHSGGC has pledged its commitment to being a Forces Friendly Employer. We support applications from across the Armed Forces Community, recognising military skills, experience and qualifications during the recruitment and selection process.  

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