Communications and Policy Officer (Two Year FTC)

British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS)
Derby, Derbyshire
£25,000 per annum Plus Benefits
05 Oct 2018
02 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Communications and Policy Officer (Two Year FTC)
Derby, Derbyshire (with occasional travel throughout the UK) 

About Us

The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) is the chartered society for worker health protection. We’re a science-based, charitable body that provides expertise and guidance in the recognition, control and management of workplace health risks.

Founded in 1953, we represent qualified occupational hygienists in the UK and we now have over 1,800 members in 57 countries.

We have recently embarked on an ambitious five year strategy, which includes the launch of a new Faculty and the Breathe Freely campaign to raise awareness about occupational lung disease.

As such, we’re looking for a Communications and Policy Officer to join us on a two year fixed-term contract and support the delivery of this campaign. 

The Benefits 

- Salary of circa £25,000 per annum 
- Pension 
- Life assurance 
- Healthcare 
- Ongoing professional development opportunities 
- Take on a key role where no two days are the same 
- 22 days’ holiday plus a three day Christmas closure 

This is a brilliant opportunity to increase your skill-set in a brand-new role offering the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of working people. 

Within a flexible, supportive and friendly work environment, you will have the chance to undertake great training, learn new systems and get involved with a variety of activities in our organisation. 

You will have the opportunity to deliver initiatives that will raise awareness of potential occupational risks, protect workers’ health and change workplace environments for the better. 

The Role 

As the Communications and Policy Officer, you’ll help to deliver engaging campaigns to increase awareness of workplace health risks, specifically occupational lung disease.

Supporting the Head of Communications and Marketing, you will: 

- Lead the planning, management and execution of the Breathe Freely campaigns
- Monitor relevant policy and technical developments 
- Identify opportunities for BOHS to increase our profile 
- Help to create press release responses 
- Update our website and place advertisements 
- Build strong relationships with external stakeholders 
- Attend events and meetings to raise awareness of our work 

About You 

To join us as a Communications and Policy Officer, you’ll need: 

- Experience in public affairs and/or policy role 
- Previous experience or an understanding of the health or other public sector    
- Excellent communication and presentation skills 
- The ability to hit the ground running 

Other companies may call this role Communications Campaign Officer, Marketing Campaign Executive, Marketing Executive, Communications Executive, Marcoms Officer, Campaign Co-ordinator or Policy & Campaign Officer. 

This is a full time role, working Monday – Thursday, 8:30 – 16:30, and Friday, 8:30 – 16:00. 

Webrecruit and BOHS are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

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