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Bilingual (Welsh and English) Media & Communications Officer, Wales

Parkinson's UK
£29,026.98 per year prorated from £36,283.73
Part-time (28 hours per week)
Job description

People living with Parkinson's value the services and opportunities Parkinson’s UK provides, delivered by committed and skilled colleagues, volunteers and partner organisations. Following an investment of 1.5 million we have the opportunity to build on the quality and reach of our community services. 

We’re looking for someone with excellent bilingual communication skills (Welsh and English) with great news sense, demonstrated through utilising  bilingual media outlets in Wales, and a sound knowledge of Wales and UK media.

About the role 

You’ll co-develop and implement an inclusive bilingual media and communications programme across traditional, digital and social media and maximise our messaging and campaigning impact in Wales through powerful communications. 

You’ll build a sustainable team of proactive volunteers affected by Parkinson’s to energise our communications through their personal stories and participation in communications work.

What you’ll do:  

  • Manage, monitor and report on the bilingual web pages and Facebook page for Wales

  • Maximise coverage for campaigns and fundraising communications in Wales, and produce creative content, including video

  • Research and ‘sell’ stories to maximise coverage, involving people affected by Parkinson’s

  • Provide Welsh language media interviews

  • Conduct media and social media training for staff and volunteers and produce media briefings to support interviews

What you’ll bring:

  • Experience of interviewing and case study collection within sensitive topics 

  • Ability to build effective relationships with colleagues, the media and stakeholders in Wales

  • Ability to work co-productively with people affected by Parkinson’s

  • Ability to prioritise, work under pressure and enable others to meet challenging deadlines 

  • Willingness to participate in the Media and PR out-of-hours on-call cover, and the ability to work flexibly, from home, as member of a dispersed team

This is an exciting time for Parkinson’s UK and we would love you to join us!

Please apply by sending us your CV, together with a detailed supporting statement which will fully demonstrate how you meet all the criteria of the role, as stated in the "What you'll bring" section of the job description.

Interviews for this role will be held week commencing 13 May 2024.

Anyone can get Parkinson’s. It’s vital that the people who work for Parkinson’s UK are representative of our diverse community. We actively encourage people from all sections of the community to apply, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, age, disability, sexual orientation, or religion.

Posted on: 16 April 2024
Closed date: 29 April 2024 at 23:59
Tags: Campaigning, Communications, PR, Marketing, Digital