Media Officer - RCN01602
Media | RCN UK HQ | £36,237 (including inner London weighting of £4410)
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 over 465,000 members – all we can see are the infinite possibilities for a brighter future. Join us and you will too. We're accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.
RCN UK HQ, 35 hours, Permanent
As a Media Officer, you’ll use your experience of, and skills in, press office work to help deliver excellent media coverage for the College, its members, and the nursing profession. You’ll also be responsible for some of the administrative systems in the Media team.
It's a job full of possibilities, as you could get involved in anything from writing press releases and comments to devising communications plans and circulating media coverage. We'll look to you to come up with proactive ways of publicising the RCN’s work, as well carrying out some support tasks such as logging media comments and interviews and overseeing the College’s media monitoring. It's a great way to build your knowledge of our work and develop your potential.
A key part of what you do will be suggesting innovative ways of getting media coverage for the College and its members, working across the Communications Directorate and the wider organisation.
What we offer you
We expect you to look after your customers. 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.
To join us, you’ll need sound press office experience with a good knowledge of the UK print and broadcast media. Proven writing skills are a must, as well as the ability to deal sensitively and confidently with senior figures and other departments in the organisation.
You’ll also need to be efficient and well-organised in order to oversee some of the Media team’s admin systems.
To succeed at the Royal College of Nursing all you need to do is think bigger, better and brighter. And with an attitude like that, anything’s possible.
Please note, that due to Covid-19, while we are trying our best to accommodate our Assessment Centres and Interviews on the dates outlined in our adverts, we may need to be flexible about how and when we run our Recruitment processes for the time being.
We are currently running Assessments and Interviews remotely should we need to, in accordance with Government advice, so if you envisage any issues with accessing a computer, webcam or a sufficient internet connection for a video call, then please do highlight this in your Supporting Statement. We will of course do all we can to ensure you have the best experience in applying to work with us during this challenging period.
Please note, should we receive a high volume of applications for this role, your application may not be shortlisted if you do not submit a Supporting Statement. A Supporting Statement is an important part of our application process, so we would encourage you to submit one as part of your application
Should we receive a suitable number of applications for this post after a week of posting this advert, this vacancy may close early.
For more information or for an informal discussion about the role please contact Nick Hodgson, Head of Media on 07971 611238
For more information on the Recruitment & Selection process, please contact email@example.com
Opening Date: 15 September 2021
Closing Date: 11.59pm on 29 September 2021
Assessment Centre Date: 08 October 2021
Interview Date: 13 October 2021
Interview date: 13/10/2021
Contracted hours: 35