London, Greater London
£49,490 (plus inner London Weighting £3,039)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Senior Communications Officer (Bectu Sector)

London, Waterloo

£49,490 (plus inner London Weighting £3,039)

35 hours per week

About Prospect

Can you help us grow our influence and deliver for members working the media and creative industries? Prospect is a leading trade union that that delivers advice, support, representation and a voice for our members. We are a not-for-profit organisation with over 250 staff helping to support more than 150,000 people across the private and public sectors. We are not affiliated to any political party but seek to influence all decision makers on issues of importance to our members 

Our members want to get on at work. They work in a diverse range of professions across the creative industries, including film, TV, animation, digital content, theatre and digital tech. Many of them are freelancers. We aim to get best deal for our members as the industry recovers from the pandemic, by using evidence and building partnerships – while never being scared to call employers out when they get things wrong. 

Our priorities are to grow our membership through attracting new members and to win for workers, whether that is helping members negotiate improvements at work or changing government policy. We’re industry-leaders campaigning to change attitudes and employment practices in the creative industries around issues like diversity and race, harassment at work and a fair deal for freelancers. 

Diversity is an important value for the trade union movement, so we really want applications from people belonging to groups which are under-represented in the workplace. 

We offer a range of benefits for our staff including a generous defined benefit pension scheme. 

Senior Communications Officer 

We’re looking for an experienced, senior communications professional to help shape the way we engage in the media, digital and entertainment industries. 

You will need to:

  • Provide leadership to our communications in Bectu helping to recruit, support and represent our members. 
  • Manage a small team working on media, social media, digital and campaigns 
  • Provide senior level advice as well as managing relationships with other staff 
  • Be an agile communicator, targeting a range of audiences 
  • Be confident in dealing with the media including pitching stories 
  • Understand Bectu’s public affairs priorities and be able to work with partner organisations and external stakeholders 
  • Want to make the world of work better for everyone through promoting membership and the values of the trade union movement. 

Where this role fits in 

This role fits into our wider Communications team in Prospect - a 14-strong team working across media, campaigns, publications, marketing and digital. 

This role will work to the head of our Bectu Sector and Head of Communications and Public Affairs. You will be working with colleagues in the communications team but also with other members of staff, elected representatives, and members from across Bectu. 

Employee Benefits include:

  • Annual incremental salary steps until the maximum is reached.
  • Inner London weighting allowance.
  • Up to 33 days annual leave per year.
  • Office closure over the Christmas period.
  • Contributory defined benefit pension scheme with high employer contribution rate.
  • Employee Assistance Programme which offers telephone counselling and a website with many useful toolkits.
  • Eye care voucher scheme and cycle to work scheme.
  • Access to Prospect member services benefits including shopping, travel, health and insurance discounts.
  • Access to training to support career development

Application details

For further details or an application form please e-mail:

Closing date: 6th October 2021 – Noon (CVs will not be accepted)

Interviews will be held on 12th October 2021 at our Covid-secure London Headquarters building, New Prospect House.

Prospect is an equal opportunities employer

 

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Posted on: 23 September 2021
Closed date: 06 October 2021
Tags: Communications, PR, Digital

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