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Communications and Digital Media Apprentice

The Clatterbridge Canc
Liverpool, Liverpool
Competitive salary
Closing date
3 Dec 2021

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The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's leading providers of non-surgical cancer treatment, caring for a population of 2.4 million people across Cheshire & Merseyside, North Wales, the Isle of Man and parts of Lancashire.

Our flagship specialist cancer hospital was opened in central Liverpool in June 2020, supported by our hospital on the Clatterbridge Health Park in Wirral providing outpatient cancer treatment and supportive care and our radiotherapy treatment centre on the Aintree Hospital site.

Together, working across three sites and operating specialist chemotherapy clinics in four of Merseyside's district hospitals, we are able to deliver a comprehensive range of inpatient care, advanced radiotherapy, chemotherapy and other systemic anti-cancer therapies including gene therapies and immunotherapies. We also deliver a pioneering Treatment at Home and Work service; are the only facility in the UK providing low-energy proton beam therapy to treat rare eye cancers and host the region's Teenage and Young Adult Unit, (supported by the Teenage Cancer Trust).

Working with leading experts from The University of Liverpool and the Cancer Research UK Liverpool Cancer Trials Unit we strive to stay at the forefront of novel treatments and techniques to deliver more effective and personalised treatments than ever before

About this role

We've got a lot to talk about which is why we've created this brand-new role for a Communications and Digital Media Apprentice to help us spread the word. Providing highly-specialist cancer care for the 2.4m people of Merseyside and Cheshire together with clinical trials of new treatments, we're never short of stories to tell. In June 2020, we opened a major new specialist cancer hospital in the heart of Liverpool, providing state-of-the-art facilities as part of a £162m investment.

Now we're planning the next stage of our journey and we want you to help us communicate that vision to key audiences including staff, patients, media, the public and partner organisations. It's a fantastic opportunity to kickstart your career in the exciting world of communications.

You'll get a fantastic grounding in all aspects of communications supported by excellent training to give you hands-on, real-world experience of areas including PR, digital media (e.g. our website, social media channels and Sharepoint intranet), corporate communications, internal communications, branding & design, publications, and events.

We're looking for someone with raw talent and a willingness to learn. You'll need to be creative and love bringing stories to life by finding strong hooks and creating engaging content like social media posts, longer articles, audio/video and infographics.

As an apprentice, you'll spend 80% of your time gaining knowledge, skills and experience on the job within our friendly Communications Team. You can devote the other 20% of your time to learning via a specialist training provider who will support you through your apprenticeship.

Communicating with our staff as well as external audiences, this role is a fantastic opportunity to gain knowledge, experience and expertise across a wide range of areas and launch your career.

As well as rewarding work as part of a supportive team, you will also enjoy additional benefits including access to great training and development opportunities and Vivup employment support.

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We take an active responsibility for ensuring systems, policies and processes are in place to safeguard children, young people and adults. We support the national and local safeguarding agenda, including local arrangements for the protection of children young person and adults at risk.

This job is unlikely to attract a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a work permit).

Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK may not be considered if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates.

To apply for a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship, employers need to demonstrate that they are unable to recruit a resident worker before recruiting an individual overseas.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameEmer ScottJob titleAssociate Director of CommunicationsEmail addressemer.scott1@nhs.netAdditional contact information

Emer Scott

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Please note, we reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified closing date, should we receive an overwhelming response of applications. We therefore encourage applicants to apply early if you wish to be considered for this post.

If you are successful you will be invited for an interview via email. Please ensure you regularly check your emails following your application and let us know if you have any problems. If you would prefer for us to communicate with you in a different way contact the Recruitment Team on 0151 556 5000 (main reception).

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to apply for this position and participate in our recruitment process please contact the Recruitment Team at the earliest opportunity to ensure that measures can be put in place to enable your application for this post.

The Trust is committed to promoting a flexible working environment supporting equality and diversity and the health and wellbeing of all our employees. The Trust aims for a workforce demography representative of the community we serve.

The Trust is proud to be a 'smoke-free' NHS employer. Applicants should be aware that that if successful in gaining employment with the Trust adherence to the Smoking Policy is contractual and staff are not permitted to smoke either during working hours or when recognisable as an employee.

The Trust is committed to providing high standards of both patient and staff experience. To support us in doing this the Trust, in partnership with Trade Unions has developed and embedded key values and behaviours that all staff are required to demonstrate throughout their employment. The Trust's values and behaviours support the Trust Vision 'to provide the best cancer care to the people we serve' and our Mission 'to improve health and wellbeing through compassionate, safe and effective cancer care'.

New entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the first point of the relevant payband.

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