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Communications Officer

  • £23,562 to £26,142
  • London
  • Posted: 14/09/2018
  • Permanent
  • Job Ref: 176102075

Job Details

A leading membership organisation and regulatory body (within the medical field) based near Tower Hill are looking for a Communications Officer to assist with building and maintaining the reputation of the organisation.

This role is being offered as a permanent full time role, working 35 hours per week.

Salary: £23,562 to £26,142 per annum

Key Responsibilities -

- Produce weekly Parliamentary update.

- Organise Parliamentary and other stakeholder events as directed by the Communications Manager

- Prepare briefings for Parliamentarians as directed by the Communications Manager.

- Liaise with and respond to enquiries from media, individuals and other organisations, usually via telephone and email, in a timely manner.

- Write press releases, supported by Senior Communications Officer and Media Manager.

- Draft quotes and write comment pieces under supervision.

- Create media lists and distribute press releases.

- Deliver administrative documents in a timely manner - agendas, coverage notes, action notes and ensure they are filed appropriately in the team shared drive.

- Collate and analyse media coverage.

- Upload press releases, responses and statements onto the College website and maintain and update press office information on the website.

Essential Skills -

- Experience of writing for a political audience
- Strong understanding of current affairs and political processes
- Experience of meeting politicians
- Basic knowledge and understanding of social media platforms
- Experience of responding quickly and agilely to media requests
- Experience of computer programmes including (Excel, Word and Photoshop)