Press Officer

London (Greater)
£30,600 per annum
09 Aug 2017
20 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Fantastic opportunity not to be missed! The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) has an exciting opportunity for a Press Officer to join the team in Holborn. Joining us on a full time permanent basis, you will receive a competitive salary of £30,600 per annum.

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) is the professional body which ensures the quality of patient care through the maintenance of standards in anaesthesia, critical care and pain medicine across the UK. Anaesthesia is the UK’s single largest hospital specialty, playing a critical role in the care of two-thirds of all hospital patients. With a combined membership of over 21,500 fellows and members, including those of the Faculties of Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Medicine, the RCoA is the third largest Medical Royal College by UK membership.

The Press Officer role is a fantastic opportunity to join the College at a key moment in its development. The organisation is undergoing a period of exciting growth and change, including the expansion of the communications function and enhancement of our media relations activities. You will be responsible for supporting the development, implementation and delivery of our new media strategy, while also providing high-quality written and general communications support to Directorates across the College.

As the Press Officer, you will be part of the Communications and External Affairs Directorate, which is responsible for a range of activities, including member engagement, media relations, policy and public affairs, stakeholder engagement, internal communications, digital communications and publications.

The ideal Press Officer will have proven experience of writing editorial content and working in a press office/newsroom or on media work within context of a wider communications team, for at least one year. A strong news sense and the ability to translate scientific information for a lay audience is essential.

If you thrive on these challenges, please provide a CV and covering letter addressing the following points:

- The reasons why you are applying for this role

- Your experience of writing press releases and press statements, working within a busy press office or newsroom, developing print and digital editorial content, as well as your general communications skills

- Your experience of forming and implementing media as well as communication plans

- Your experience / knowledge / interest of working within health communications and your level of awareness of topical health-related issues

Please refer to the job description to help you provide other relevant examples.

Short-listed applicants will normally be provided with at least 48 hours’ notice to attend the panel interview.

With excellent opportunities to develop and enhance your career, RCoA is the place to be. Why not click apply today to become our Press Officer  – don’t miss out on this exceptional opportunity to join the professional body responsible for the specialty of anaesthesia throughout the UK.

Due to the volume of applications, we are unfortunately unable to contact each candidate and confirm the outcome of your application. If you have not been contacted two weeks after the closing dates, your application will not have been successful.

Closing date for applications: 20 August 2017

First Stage Interview to be held on: 25 August 2017

Unfortunately due to the volume of applications, we are unable to provide detailed feedback to candidates on their application. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted after the closing date.

The College is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

No agencies please