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+ Senior Media and Communications Officer - £36,300 pa plus excellent benefits - Closing date 30 November 2023

Senior Media and Communications Officer
£36,300 pa plus excellent benefits
London Bridge, London
35 hours per week, full-time

Want to be making the national news headlines? We represent people working in A&E departments across the UK, supporting them as they save lives. Our voice influences national health policy, which in turn improves the patient experience and supports our members to achieve fulfilling and rewarding careers. We want someone to help us amplify that voice.

As Senior Media and Communications Officer, you will develop the media profile of the College and support the delivery of external campaigns, assisting the Communications team to deliver communications to our members, including through social media content and website management.

The Senior Media and Communications Officer is an exciting and influential role for the College as you will act as first port of call for media enquiries and will identify communications and media opportunities, including the use of data analysis to form news stories. Taking responsibility for researching, drafting and issuing press releases or quotes, you’ll own relationships with journalists and make recommendations that contribute to the overall objectives and reputation of the College.

Reporting to the Communications Manager, you will keep abreast of the news agenda; monitoring political developments and upcoming health sector announcements or reports for opportunities to provide comment. Subsequently, you will organise broadcast media interview opportunities, briefing and preparing College spokespeople for interview.

Educated to a good standard, you should have a significant background in a media-focused communications role or perhaps be a journalist and have experience of researching or handling requests for information and accurately relaying the information to colleagues.

With the ability to make sound judgments and be able to determine what makes a good news story, you will have strong digital skills and be capable of creating outstanding content for our social media channels.

A natural communicator, able to communicate with a wide variety of audiences, you should have excellent organisational and planning skills and be adept at building and enhancing strong media relationships.

A knowledge of the NHS and health sector issues across a range of policy areas is beneficial and an awareness of the work of Royal Medical Colleges and the political environment and the 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.

At RCEM diversity, equality and inclusion is an integral part of our culture so it is important to us that this is reflected in everything that we do. We welcome applications from all individuals irrespective of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, marital status or parental responsibilities to ensure we actively embrace an inclusive and representative culture that encourages, supports and celebrates our differences.

For further information and to apply, please send your CV and covering letter to

Please draw upon your experiences in your life, education, work, or voluntary roles to address to the points outlined in the Person Specification which can be found on our website.

It is essential that a comprehensive cover letter is provided in order to be considered for shortlisting.

Download a pdf of the Senior Media and Communications Officer vacancy.

Closing date: 30th November 2023.

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