Senior Communications Officer
35 hours per week, full-time
As Senior Communications Officer, you will develop the media profile of the College and support the delivery of external campaigns such as social media content and website management. The Senior Communications Officer is an exciting and vital role for the College as we undertake a new approach to media relations in alignment with the College’s priorities for the remainder of 2020 and beyond.
Reporting to the Communications Manager, you will research, draft and issue press releases or quotes and act as first port of call for media enquiries – owning relationships with journalists on behalf of the College.
You will identify communications and media opportunities, including the use of data analysis to form news stories, whilst assisting with the editorial creation and ongoing monitoring and maintenance of social media accounts.
Degree educated or with equivalent experience, you should have a significant background in communications and knowledge of media relations and of researching or handling requests for information. With the ability to determine what makes a good news story you will be adept at writing content for different channels – utilising your digital and social media skills.
With demonstrable experience of developing and maintaining strong media relationships you should have excellent communication, organisational and planning skills. You should be a team player who can work with a variety of colleagues and departments, whilst also having the ability to work autonomously when needed.
A knowledge of the NHS and health sector across a range of policy areas is essential and an awareness of the work of Royal Medical Colleges and the political and legislative process would be desirable.
The Royal College of Emergency Medicine was established to advance education and research in Emergency Medicine. The College is responsible for setting standards of training and administering examinations in Emergency Medicine for the award of Fellowship and Membership of the College as well as recommending trainees for CCT in Emergency Medicine. The College works to ensure high quality care by setting and monitoring standards of care, and providing expert guidance and advice on policy to relevant bodies on matters relating to Emergency Medicine.
For further information and to apply, please send your CV and covering letter via the email application link.