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Social Media Specialist

Job Posted: 2 November 2023
Job Updated: 13 November 2023

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Job Title: Social Media Specialist

Function: Marketing and Communications

Location: Equinox House, Nottingham (hybrid)

Type: Permanent

Salary: £37,060 with a potential to rise £43,600 over 3 years.


We have an exciting opportunity within NHS Supply Chain for a social media specialist to join our busy corporate communications, stakeholder and events team within our marketing and communications function.

You will raise awareness and build a positive impression of NHS Supply Chain with our audiences, working across existing and new social channels, with multiple stakeholders who have a great story to tell and need help telling it. You will be responsible for managing our social media communities, across several platforms, supporting our overall organisational priorities. You will shape our social strategy, developing and delivering innovative, creative and engaging social content that aligns with our values, delivers tangible results and drives community engagement to enhance our brand presence.

What does a social media specialist do at NHS Supply Chain?


Develop and implement our social media strategy, living and breathing the world of social media

Plan and implement digital communications campaigns, creating concepts and content, setting audiences and integrating and implementing new digital channels

Work closely with all directorates across our organisation to advise on social media activity. Support our people and engagement team to engage with potential and future candidates to attract new talent and help to build our employer brand.

Insights and reporting – identify and interpret complex patterns and trends, and translate these into actionable recommendations

Help others get the most out of external communications systems by offering support and advice. Support the corporate communications team on any other tasks necessary.

 Research social media trends, digital disruptors and innovative ways of working to identify new opportunities to communicate about our organisation’s great work

Work independently to collate and analyse data using predetermined tools, methods, and formats to create standard insights

Assist in the management of our brand by implementing brand plans and guidelines and measuring effectiveness

Be a strong writer.


What skills, qualifications and qualities do I need to be successful?



Substantial experience of managing social channels for organisations.

Strong project management, communication and collaboration skills

Stakeholder management and facilitation skills

Data analytics, MS Office


How you’ll work


In Spring 2022 we moved to hybrid working; a blend of home and office working 2/3 days in the office and 2/3 days at home.


In return for your passion, enthusiasm, and hard work you will be rewarded with an attractive salary and benefits package, consisting of:


Performance led annual bonus scheme

27 days holiday plus bank holidays, with the option to purchase up to an additional 5 days

Generous contributory pension scheme (up to 12% of your salary)

Flexible benefits scheme – you will be able to choose from a variety of benefits such Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection, Health Cash Plan, Dental Insurance and additional pension contributions that suit you

3 days paid Volunteering Leave

Access to the Blue Light Card and NHS Discounts

Flexible working options

National Annual season ticket purchase scheme

Eye Care vouchers

Employee Assistance Programme


NHS Supply Chain, who are we?


We are a part of the NHS family, and our role is to source, deliver and supply healthcare products, services and food for NHS trusts and healthcare organisations across England and Wales. We make sure the products we supply are always safe, quality assured and delivered efficiently.


We’re always listening to the people who use our products, so that we’re aware of the changing needs across the NHS. In all, we serve every NHS Trust and operate a national network of distribution centres. We also manage relationships with more than a thousand suppliers, delivering more than 8,000,000 orders each year to more than 17,000 locations.


And by doing all of this on behalf of the NHS, this gives NHS staff more time to focus on their main priority of proving excellent patient care.


Our, Purpose, Vision and Strategy are clear. We provide direction, leadership, and commercial focus to improve health outcomes.


Vision: To make it easier for the NHS to put patients first


Purpose: Our role is to support the NHS to save lives and improve health



Be Authentic

Be Inclusive

Be Driven

Be Enterprising

Be The Difference


Other Information

SCCL is a not an NHS organisation, you will join on SCCL terms and conditions.

For more information on SCCL and the NHS Supply chain please visit:

For an informal discussion about the role in confidence please email us at to arrange a call with the Hiring Manager.

A full role profile and person specification is available on request by emailing the above email address.


NHS Supply Chain is an equal opportunities employer


SCCL is a company Registered in England and Wales, with company number 10881715, to act as the management function of the NHS Supply Chain.

SCCL values and respects the diversity of its employees and aims to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities. We welcome applications irrespective of people’s age, disability, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

Our policies and procedures reflect our commitment to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process.

SCCL reserve the right to close any vacancies from further submissions when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

If you are shortlisted for interview you will be required to provide proof of ID and the right to work in the UK.

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