- £43,764.00 per annum
- Full time (37.5 hours a week)
- Flexible working options will be supported
- London office and Hybrid working to be supported
The Centre for Ageing Better is an independent charitable foundation, funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.
The Centre for Ageing Better creates change in policy and practice informed by evidence and works with partners across England to improve employment, housing, health and communities. We believe that more people living longer represents a huge opportunity for society and we want everyone to enjoy a good later life. But changes are needed so more people are in good health, are financially secure, are socially connected, and have a sense of meaning and purpose in later life. We have set out a bold ambition to do more on all these fronts.
We are striving to create an organisation that reflects our society and the communities we serve. A workplace where everyone feels empowered and where diversity of background and thought is celebrated. We know there is more work to be done and are committed to continuing to improve our practice around Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion.
We are a Positive Action employer, therefore in recruitment where two candidates are ‘as qualified as’ each other, we will favour a candidate from any group identified as currently underrepresented in our team based on protected characteristics as outlined in the Equality Act 2010.
About the role
As Media Manager, you will develop and grow Ageing Better’s profile and relationships across national, regional, trade and broadcast media.
Key responsibilities include planning and drafting high-quality and newsworthy media content including press releases, statements, comment pieces, and feature ideas and each week successfully pitching these to media outlets. You will drive our reactive media work, finding stories and angles and pushing Ageing Better ahead of the news agenda on breaking issues. You will advise the organisation and staff members on media angles and approaches and support colleagues in taking part in interviews and other opportunities for publicity.
You will also manage the work of a communications assistant and ensure that our media work is integrated with and complementary to our wider communications activity and functions.
In addition you will carry out a broader range of related media and communications duties, including leading the development and delivery of cross-channel communications and influencing plans.
The successful candidate will have extensive media relations experience and a proven track record in increasing the national media profile of an organisation.
It is essential that you understand how different aspects of the media operate and have experience of cultivating positive and fruitful working relationships with journalists at all levels.
Previous experience of line management is desirable.
To apply please send application form in Word format (No CVs)
The closing date for this role is 5pm on Sunday 6th February 2022. Interviews being held by Zoom W/C 14th February 2022.
Please complete the attached Equality and Diversity form below and return alongside your application form.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.