Senior Media Officer

Location
York, North Yorkshire
Salary
£28,683 per annum (£33,683 if London based)
Posted
31 Jul 2019
Closes
28 Aug 2019
Ref
BLUS86199
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

About the role

Millions of people in the UK are living in poverty JRF’s mission is to work with others to solve it. JRF’s strategy is designed to build public and political will for the need for change and demand for solutions; to develop credible solutions with those who have the power to effect change, and to hold governments and others to account for their impact on poverty. 

We are recruiting two senior media officers. This is a rare opportunity to join our small but high-performing team.

We are looking for people with a flair for telling compelling stories about poverty, so that public and political will can be built to fix it. Your experience could come from working in news journalism, features or documentaries, public affairs and campaigns, or from previous work in a fast-paced in-house press office or PR agency.

The working hours are full time, but we welcome and encourage applications from candidates with flexible working arrangements, including but not restricted to, part time, home working, compressed hours, job shares. 

About you

Whatever your background, we are looking for people with the skills, enthusiasm and drive to amplify the voices of our policy experts and experts by lived experience. Whether it is preparing someone with experience of poverty for their first broadcast interview, writing a fast comment in response to breaking news, or refining key messages from academic research, we need strong communicators who can adapt to different audiences and make the most of our insights about how to frame poverty in a way that motivates people to solve it.

About us

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) is an independent social change organisation working to solve UK poverty. The Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) is a registered housing association and care provider in Yorkshire and the North East.  JRF and JRHT are two important influencing organisations with an ambitious agenda for inspiring positive change in the UK in line with our vision of a prosperous and poverty free UK.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 28 August 2019
Interviews will take place week commencing 2 September 2019

We are committed to creating opportunities for under-represented groups. Black, Asian minority ethnic groups and those with a declared disability are under-represented in the organisation and are positively encouraged to apply. We shall apply Section 159 of the Equalities Act 2010 in the recruitment process.

At JRF/JRHT we believe in being inclusive and giving everyone an equal chance to succeed. Applications are welcome from all regardless of age, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, social economic background etc. 

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.

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