The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) is a membership organisation and the professional voice of the UK Fire and Rescue service.
Following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire, NFCC has engaged closely with Government and other key stakeholders on improvements to building safety regulations. Our Protection Policy and Reform Unit (PPRU) provides the link between fire and rescue services and Government by representing the collective views and expert technical advice of fire and rescue services.
Within the PPRU, the Policy and Partnerships team leads on policy and communications on fire protection and building safety matters. We work closely with technical fire safety and subject matter experts across the PPRU.
What you will be doing
You will support the Communications Manager in delivering a programme of effective and meaningful communications on fire protection and building safety matters, in line with the PPRU Communications Strategy.
Your role will focus on:
Planning, sourcing content, writing, editing, and issuing the fortnightly communications newsletter, and contributing to other NFCC newsletters.
Proactively monitoring external media, social media, political and stakeholder developments, and sharing relevant updates and summaries with the team.
Planning and delivering webinars and face-to-face workshops, forums, roundtables, and other engagement activities.
Providing communications support on key projects and workstreams, e.g. drafting website copy, press releases, social media posts, and external letters.
Helping to develop and maintain key communications and stakeholder tools and trackers.
Who are we looking for?
We’re looking for a creative communications and engagement professional with a flair for writing and a keen eye for detail.
Our work involves communicating technical and regulatory information to a wide range of audiences, so you should have the ability to translate complex information into accessible plain English.
You will be an effective organiser, with great planning skills and some experience in organising events.
You’ll be digitally savvy, with experience in social media, writing online content, and in using newsletter software (or other web-based marketing automation service). Some experience in using desktop publishing and/or video editing is also desirable.
Our work is fast paced, so you’ll be accustomed to working to tight deadlines driven by political and media developments. You’ll be effective at managing and prioritising your own workload.
You’ll have some political awareness and understanding of how Parliament works, which will be key for monitoring media and political developments.
We work closely as a team, and with colleagues across the NFCC, so you will be collaborative in your approach.
What you can expect from us
We’re a people-centred organisation, focussed on creating a positive and engaging working environment for all our team members.
Wellbeing, reward, recognition and personal development are not just words we talk about, we put them into action daily.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.