Executive Director of Communications and Engagement

Cheshire & Merseyside
Very Senior Manager
30 Jun 2020
14 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Full time

The Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership (CMHCP) was established to improve the health and wellbeing of the population, reduce health inequalities and improve service quality and increase value. As its name suggests, the Partnership is not an organisation but a collection of organisations responsible for providing health and care services – local authorities, the NHS, GPs, and the community and voluntary sectors. Our role is to bring organisations  together to plan how best to deliver these services in future so that they are appropriate, high quality and affordable. Our input is now even more vital as we adapt to, and emerge from, the Covid-19 pandemic.

Following the appointment of Jackie Bene as Chief Officer, we are now looking to appoint an Executive Director of Communications and Engagement as part of the Executive Team. In this role you will represent the Partnership at a very senior level, managing and leading relationships at multiple levels in many organisations. As one of the most senior strategic communications advisors in  the region it is expected that you will provide leadership to the function at a regional and national level and to maintain an excellent personal reputation.

The key responsibility of this role is to lead and drive the  communications and engagement approach across the  system. The aim is to further increase positive awareness and understanding of the Partnership and its work to strengthen its ability to deliver the best possible improvement to the health and well-being of the people of Cheshire and Merseyside. This includes building a community among communications and engagement professionals, as well as ensuring that processes and governance are in place and functioning effectively at a system level.

To succeed in this role, you should have substantial board-level experience, and high personal credibility within your own profession. You should also be familiar with working with large, complex organisations, which operate in a regulated environment. Within this context you will  have outstanding experience and expertise in specialist communications methods, including crisis and issues management, as well as high levels of integrity, commitment and judgement, to engender confidence at Board level and throughout the Partnership in your  advice and guidance. You will also have gravitas, authority, confidence and highly developed interpersonal skills in addition to significant powers of tact and persuasion, as well as personal resilience.

If this sounds like you and you would like to know more, please visit https://cmhcp.seymourjohn.com to access our recruitment microsite  or contact our retained advisor Jonathan Phillips of Seymour John on 07817 988490, jp@seymourjohn.com.

Closing Date for Applications July 14th 2020

Interview Date week commencing August 3rd 2020