Senior Media Officer

Recruiter
Royal College of Nursing
Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Posted
31 Aug 2017
Expires
23 Sep 2017
Sector
Sales
Contract Type
Permanent
At the Royal College of Nursing we're an optimistic organisation. And we've got good reason to be. We all share the same voice when it comes to changing the shape of the health policies of the future. And as the largest trade union of nursing staff and students in the UK - with around 435,000 members - all we can see are the infinite possibilities for a brighter future. Join us and you will too. We're number 15 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations to work for, with Two Star Best Companies Accreditation for 2017 and are accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard. We're seeking a creative and confident Senior Media Officer to work in our busy and high profile media team. You'll be part of our experienced, high performing and friendly communications department. You will work closely with the digital team in supporting and delivering our social media strategy; with the campaigns team in planning strategies for securing change; and with other departments across the RCN to ensure that we maximise our opportunities to influence decision makers and improve things for our members. It's an opportunity to be part of an award-winning department with a strong track record of successful campaigning. We are proud the proud recipients of the Digital Impact Award (2015). You will need an excellent understanding of the news agenda, a talent for placing stories and editorial content in targeted publications and broadcast outlets, the ability to build strong working relationships with journalistic contacts, and a commitment to promoting the nursing profession. You'll be creative, innovative and inspired by the range of issues we cover, with ideas for how to reach new audiences with our messages. You will have experience of developing and implementing successful media and/or public relations campaigns. Experience gained in the health sector would be an advantage. You will be used to working closely with senior figures and supporting them in media interviews. You will provide an out of hours media service as part of a rota system. What we offer you We expect you to look after our members. And we expect you to be rewarded for it. As well as a whole range of learning and development opportunities we can also offer you an impressive range of benefits. We have a highly competitive pay structure, as well as flexible working, and annual leave of up to 32 days. Balancing work and life commitments is important to us as an organisation. We are a diverse organisation and understand everyone has different needs. All employees can ask for flexible working and when personal circumstances change we will work with you to find a smarter working solution that suits everyone. In fact, many of our employees enjoy home working, flexible working or compressed hours, enabling them to deliver results with minimum impact to their professional and personal commitments. We also offer generous Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave packages. For more information or for an informal discussion please contact Philip Ball, Head of Media. To apply, please visit our website. Closing Date: 25 September 2017 Assessment Centre & Interview Date: 3 October 2017

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