Marketing & Communications


Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator

Marketing & Communications
Life Eugene Marais Hospital
Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator
A vacancy exists for a Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator, based at Life Eugene Marais Hospital, reporting to the Hospital Manager. The primary responsibility of the position is 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 analyze 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.
  • 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.
  • Grade 12 National Senior Certificate
  • A tertiary marketing, public relations or communication qualification as well as proven management ability and minimum three years’ hospital experience.
  • Furthermore, excellent interpersonal skills are critical, as productive relationships with stakeholders are important. Other competencies required are analytical thinking, strategy delivery, performance through people, attention to detail, excellent time management skills,
  • Must be able to work under pressure in a continuously changing environment
  • Must have 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.
  • Ability to process, analyze and interpret relevant statistics
  • A proven track record in copywriting will be advantageous.
  • Ability to work shifts according to the operational requirements of the hospital
  • Understanding of the private healthcare industry, its challenges and role players would be an advantage
  • Relevant experience and technical skills to meet the critical outputs
  • Strong customer orientation, team player, very energetic and well organized
  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
  • Attention to detail
  • Resilience
  • Engaging diversity
  • Professional and technical proficiency
  • Excellence orientation
  • Building relationships
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Organisational awareness
  • Action orientation
  • Ethical behaviour
Closing date
Sunday, January 17, 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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