Marketing and Communications Coordinator


Marketing and Communications
Life Brenthurst Hospital
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
A vacancy exists for a Marketing and Communications Coordinator, based at Life Brenthurst Hospital, reporting to the Hospital Manager.

The successful candidate will primarily be responsible to deliver a marketing and communications service of uncompromising quality to all of the hospital’s key stakeholders.

Critical Outputs
  • Build sound, productive working relationships with key stakeholders i.e. general practitioners and specialists, media and the community.
  • Generate statistics and reports from available hospital information in order to analyse referral patterns and build a knowledge base to inform strategies and plans.
  • Recruitment and marketing of specialists to general practitioners and community in order to grow referrals.
  • Develop and implement marketing and communications strategies and plans (aligned to the hospital business plan) aimed at key stakeholders in order to drive growth for the hospital.
  • Develop and implement marketing and communications initiatives aimed at stakeholders including patients, potential patients and the local community at large.
  • Provide marketing and communications support to internal hospital stakeholders as well as national marketing and communications department.
  • Provide input into the marketing and communication budget and manage the function creatively within the prescribed budget.
  • Actively drive the channel marketing strategy to drive referrals to the hospitals
  • Develop informative, brand compliant marketing collateral (i.e. brochures, information leaflets and other branded marketing material) to support marketing and communications initiatives.
  • Ensure that brand and corporate identity standards, policies and procedures regarding marketing and communication are adhered to throughout the hospital.
  • Manage media relations according to set corporate policy and guidelines.
  • Assist with enhancing the service to patients and clients from a communication / marketing point of view.
  • Be an agent of change and be able to communicate well, on behalf of management, with all major stakeholders
  • A tertiary marketing, public relations or communication qualification as well as proven management ability and minimum two years’ experience.
  • Furthermore, excellent interpersonal skills are critical, as productive relationships with stakeholders are important.
  • Other competencies required are analytical thinking, strategy delivery, attention to detail, excellent time management skills, the ability to work in a pressured and changing environment and computer literacy (Word, Power Point and advanced Excel e.g. pivot tables)
  • Must be able to work independently and use initiative to achieve set objectives.
  • Have a clear understanding of the hospital environment
  • Ability to process, analyse and interpret relevant statistics
  • A proven track record in copywriting will be advantageous
  • External candidates will be considered

(Please note that candidates could be asked to complete a skills test)

  • Resilience
  • Engaging diversity
  • Influencing (negotiation)
  • Professional & technical proficiency
  • Verbal & written communication and presentation
  • Drive and energy
  • Ethical behaviour (honesty)
  • Excellence orientation (concern for high quality work)
  • Building relationships & customer responsiveness
  • Organisational awareness
  • Leading by Example
  • Motivating and developing people
Closing date
Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Internal applicants – Before making an application, you are requested to discuss your application with your line manager. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Should you not receive any communication after 2 weeks of closing date, kindly consider your application as unsuccessful.

External candidates will also be considered.

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