Tara Smith

Internal Communications Manager


What am I responsible for?

I am responsible for ensuring employees and volunteers are kept informed and motivated, by communicating through several channels, such as a staff intranet, email bulletins, social media and regular newsletters.


What brings me here?

I have worked in Marketing and Communications for most of my career in which time I have developed a real passion for internal communications and in particular making sure we communicate in a way that is uniting and accessible to all. I enjoy exploring new tools and ways of working that can help us achieve this.


What am I working on?

My focus is on making sure that our communications adjust to a post-pandemic way of life to ensure employees and visitors to the Trust feel informed, comfortable and welcomed. I am also responsible for visualising our activities across the county to track the reach of the Trust’s funding to monitor equitability.


What do I enjoy spending time doing for my own wellbeing?

I love going for long walks and I am trying to embrace running although it’s a love/hate relationship at the moment. I also enjoy cooking for friends and family and getting lost in a good book. All of these things make me feel good and give me a sense of achievement. (She/her)