Media and External Affairs Manager
Salary: £42,500 – £50,000 per annum
Contract type: Full-time, Permanent
Location: Remote, with occasional UK travel
Directorate: COO's Office
Department: Communications and Public Affairs
What you will be doing:
The Media and External Affairs Manager is a new role within the recently created Communications and Public Affairs team. The postholder will be responsible for growing our media coverage, making the NFCC the first port of call for journalists on national issues facing fire and rescue services, and ensuring that the organisation’s expertise is well positioned with key external audiences.
Working to the Head of Communications and Public Affairs, the postholder will provide advice on media strategy and the response to all areas of the NFCC’s work, including on sensitive and complex issues. The role will also involve wider stakeholder engagement, including with political audiences, and the postholder will be supported with development in this area.
The postholder will also be the lead Comms officer on at least one area of NFCC’s work in a business partnering arrangement with the relevant team.
Who we are looking for:
We are looking for someone with solid experience of media management – from developing and pitching stories, producing impactful and engaging content and growing media coverage to providing strategic advice on complex and high-profile issues.
The successful candidate will be able to write well and know how to tell a story compellingly and in a way that resonates with multiple and diverse audiences. You should have experience of nurturing and developing staff and working within a multi-disciplinary comms team to achieve results that really make a difference.
We’re seeking someone with real passion and drive to use communications strategically as a tool to influence policy and behaviour change to improve the safety of the people and communities served by fire and rescue services.
What you can expect:
We are people centred and focus on creating a positive and engaging working environment. Wellbeing, reward, recognition, and personal development are not just words we talk about, we put them into action daily. If this sounds like the kind of opportunity that makes you excited; contact us to apply.
Please see the attached Job Description.
How to apply
Send your CV, together with a supporting covering letter than telling us why this job is for you. We would like you to focus, as closely as possible, on the points in bold in the education, qualifications, experience section of the job description. It should be no more than 2 sides of A4.
Applications must be sent by the closing day - 26th November 2023.
Interviews are scheduled to take place via Teams on Friday 8th December. If you are not available for interview on this date, please inform us in your application, although we advise that we may not be able to provide an alternative date.
NFCC is committed to being an inclusive employer. We comply with the Equality Act 2010, and we believe that everyone deserves to work in safe environments that are free from bullying, harassment and discrimination, abuse, and harm, where they feel supported, welcome, and able to thrive.
NFCC acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard, protect and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice, all staff are expected to share this commitment.
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