London, Greater London
£28,000 - £30,500 per year + benefits
Contract, 12 Month Fixed Term Contract, Full-time
Job description


We have an exciting opportunity for a press officer to join us and play a crucial role in the delivery of communications around key policy priority areas, such as obesity and diet, cardiac care in the NHS, and health inequalities. 

You will play an important part in delivering engaging media campaigns that ensure heart patients and their families get the care and support they need. You'll also support the Senior Media Officer and Media Manager to deliver national campaigns to influence decision makers in Government and the NHS and drive awareness of BHF-funded research into heart and circulatory diseases.

Please note whilst this role will be based at our Office in London, the BHF will be following a blended approach between home and office working. This will allow us to unlock our best work for our cause, blending the best of home and office working.


This is a fixed term contract until January 2023 with start date as soon as possible.


Please note the internal job title for this role is "Media Officer - Healthcare Innovation".


About you

With a comprehensive knowledge of the media landscape, including previous experience of working in a press office environment, you will be able to manage, develop and implement effective media relations campaigns. 

You will be able to hit the ground running and be experienced at managing numerous tasks and projects with competing deadlines, you’ll be able to prioritise and manage your own workload, ensure key deadlines are met, and that campaigns are delivered to an exceptional standard. 

Alongside this you'll have excellent writing skills, including the ability to write accurate and engaging copy for a range of audiences.

You will be comfortable working with multiple teams across the organisation of projects, have strong stakeholder management and communication skills, and be able to build positive internal and external relationships in order to support world class campaigns. 


About us


Since we were founded in 1961, the number of deaths in the UK form coronary heart disease each year had more than halved. But we still have so much to do. We fund research into all forms of heart disease, discovering molecules in the lab, harnessing the power of big data, funding impactful clinical trials to improve the presentation, detection and treatment of these diseases. We are here to beat heartbreak forever.

Here at the British Heart Foundation we celebrate diversity and make inclusion part of what we do every day. Diversity and Inclusion forms a main pillar in our People Experience Strategy and we drive our strategy through our diversity and inclusion leaders group Kaleidoscope. Our aim is for all our colleagues and volunteers to bring their true self to work, so we can continue to fund life saving research.

We understand that you might need a little help balancing your work and home life. Many of our people work flexibly in many different ways. Please feel free to talk to us about the flexibility you may need; we’re happy to explore what’s possible for you and the role.


Interview process


Please note interviews will be held over Microsoft Teams. 

What can we offer you

To find out more about benefits available at the BHF please download our benefits document at the bottom of this page.

How to apply 

It’s quick and easy to apply for a role at the BHF. Just click on the apply button below. All you’ll need is an up to date CV and a supporting statement, outlining your interest in the role and how you meet the role’s criteria.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us.

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Refreshed on: 06 December 2021
Closed date: 29 December 2021
Tags: Communications, PR

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