Position: Press and PR Officer
Type: Full-time (35 hours per week), permanent
Location: Office-based contract with flexibility to work remotely and occasional requirement to visit London office
Salary: £30,010 - £34,577 per annum plus excellent benefits
Salary Band: Band E, Level 1
Department: Press and PR Office team
Expected start date with us: October 2021
At the MS Society, we make sure people living with MS are at the centre of everything we do. And it’s this commitment that unites us across the UK.
Our work is based on the hopes and aspirations of our MS community. Together we campaign at all levels, fund ground-breaking research and provide award winning support and information.
Our people are our greatest asset and the key to our success. We offer a vibrant, progressive environment where you will make a difference.
About this job
This is a brilliant opportunity to join our hardworking, creative and supportive press office that secures regular national media coverage on issues from disability benefits to MS research developments. We’re looking for a tenacious, proactive Press Officer to join our team and help us meet our ambitious goals.
You’ll produce impactful and emotive media coverage to promote our fundraising campaigns. Crucially, you’ll be brilliant at telling people’s personal stories and selling them in to media. You’ll also support our press work around our research programme and policy and campaigning activities.
The chosen candidate will have relevant experience (such as a press office, PR agency or journalism), and be comfortable managing competing priorities as part of a busy team. You’ll have a strong news sense, excellent writing and communications skills and a positive attitude.
We offer 35 days annual leave (including bank holidays), travel loan and various other benefits such as supported developmental opportunities.
The MS Society is in the midst of an exciting, transformational, period which builds on our great history and will drive us towards achieving our mission and vision as we embark on our Every MS Story strategy.
Closing date: 9am on Monday 20 September 2021
Interview date: Tuesday 28 September 2021
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The successful candidate must have the right to work in the UK. If we do offer you employment, you’ll be required to provide documentation to show that you’re eligible to be employed in the UK before starting employment.
The full list of UK visas and permits that grant you the right to work in the UK can be found on the UK government website. We currently don’t have a Sponsor Licence agreement with the Home Office and will not be in a position to support you with any visa applications you may make.
We’re a Disability Confident Employer. We’re committed to promoting equality and diversity. We’d be grateful if you could complete the equality and diversity monitoring form on our website and submit it with your application
We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities and/or from ethnic minority backgrounds, where we’re looking to build stronger and better representation among our staff.
No agencies please.