Are you an enthusiastic, confident and well-rounded communications professional with significant experience of both working with media and journalists and using social media channels to engage consumers?
That’s what we’re looking for and if that sounds like you, get in touch.
About the role
Location: Farringdon, London
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week
Salary: £30,000 – £33,000 + benefits
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: midnight Sunday 15 July
Arthritis Care and Arthritis Research UK merged on 1 November 2017 because we believe that together we can overcome the pain, isolation and fatigue of arthritis. It’s an exciting time to join us as we build and enhance the recently merged organisation’s reputation.
The communications team lead on creating engaging, integrated, communications campaigns aimed at people with arthritis. We are responsible for building and protecting the organisation’s reputation as well as supporting teams across the organisation on their communications activity. We are also responsible for running our well-respected, growing press office and high-profile social media channels.
As a Communications Officer you will work with our Communications Campaign Managers and wider team to deliver integrated communications campaigns. You will:
- have responsibility for delivering and managing specific aspects of campaigns lead on providing communications support and consultancy to specific teams within the organisation, providing advice and guidance work with our Communications Campaign Managers to support the press office and social media functions, taking part in the team rotas (including out of hours) plan, deliver and execute creative communications campaigns, using a mix of channels including press, social and stakeholder engagement
We’re looking for:
- An enthusiastic, confident and flexible communications professional with experience of working on successful communications projects aimed at increasing engagement with an issue or cause. Someone with significant and demonstrable experience of planning and managing multiple projects independently, under time pressures, to budget and meet agreed deadlines Someone with significant experience of working with the media and journalists to deliver well messaged and positive national, regional and trade media coverage, and using social media channels (specifically Twitter and Facebook) to engage consumers.
How to apply
To apply please submit:
1. a concise, up-to-date CV
2. along with a supporting statement demonstrating how you meet the key requirements set out in the job description and person specification
3. please include where you’ve seen this role advertised
Email your completed application by midnight Sunday 15 July. Further details are available on our website when you click apply.
PLEASE NOTE: Previous applicants need not apply.
Interviews are expected to take place on Thursday 19 July at our London office in Farringdon.
Arthritis Care and Arthritis Research UK merged on 1 November 2017. We believe that together we can overcome the pain, isolation and fatigue of arthritis and have a greater positive impact on the lives of 10 million people across the UK who are currently living with the condition.
Our ambition is to invest in breakthrough treatments, change attitudes towards arthritis, reach many thousands more with the information and support they need, and influence the provision of services and more essential research into better treatments and cures.