Job descriptionThis is an exciting new post to help us develop and deliver content and mechanisms for dialogue between staff across the organisation and influence behaviour change through positive communication. The post holder will also be expected to deliver a programme of content and communication which recognises and celebrates staff and organisational wide achievements. The Communications Officer will need to build confidence in Hywel Dda University Health Board (HDdUHB) by enabling the sharing of good practice and recognising and valuing staff, to build a compassionate culture and progress the organisation as an employer of choice. Can you - Use a full range of communication methods, depending on a given situation, to target audiences and ensure effective two-way communication, including writing content, taking basic photos, planning, shooting and editing basic videos, and basic graphic design for promotional materials. Testing new ideas and approaches, including in the field of digital media. Plan communication activities that are responsive to staff and balance the need for proactive service development and the reactive demand of operational responsibilities. Provide swift and effective responses on behalf of Workforce and OD which are open and honest and effective in communicating position and reputation, often on sensitive and potentially contentious issues. Organisation Development Communications Officer – Band 5 F/T “Communication works for those who work at it” –John Powell. The post-holder will be expected to develop and deliver content and mechanisms for dialogue between staff across the organisation and influence behaviour. The change through positive communication. The post holder will also be expected to deliver a programme of content and communication which recognises and celebrates staff and organisational wide achievements. The Communications Officer will need to build confidence in HDdUHB by enabling the sharing of good practice, building confidence and esteem and recognising and valuing staff, to build a compassionate culture and progress the organisation as an employer of choice. Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through: Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest; Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire; Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion; and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire; 48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres; Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services; Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales. The Organisation Development (OD) Department plays a prominent role in supporting and enabling the delivery of the Workforce, Organisational Development and Education Strategy 2020-2030.The cultural change programme outlined in the strategy provides eight key components in which staff experience plays a vital ingredient in them all. The challenges from the last 18 months have highlighted the incredible individuals we have at this organisation, at every level. The organisation is dedicated in building a culture of compassion and equality that will enable the organisation to shift into an employer of choice. You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents. The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers. The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us. Interviews will be held on 18/09/2023.
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