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Press Officer (maternity cover)

Band 5

Main area
Press & PR
Band 5
Fixed term for maternity cover
37.5 hours per week
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Citylabs 1.0
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum
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Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

Contract end date is Friday 10 Jan 2020

Join an established and ambitious charity team based in a vibrant and open plan office based on the Trust's central site.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the charity team as we embark on a three year growth strategy. 

The ideal candidate is a self-starter with previous experience in a press, PR or journalism role. You will need to be highly organised, creative and comfortable working in a fast-paced and target driven environment. A passion and commitment for the cause is also a must.

Proven experience of effective and engaging copywriting and successful relationship management are a must.  Charity experience preferred but not essential.



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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dawn Stone, Marketing & Communications Manager on 0161 276 6726 or


If you have problems applying, contact

0161 276 6196