Media and Communications Officer

  • Location : London
  • Status : Permanent contract
  • Salary : £29,041 - £31,876 per annum
  • Closing date : 19/05/2022
  • Interview date : 26/05/2022

Do you have the talent and determination to turn mental health policy into creative news stories? Do you want to work in a fast-paced office on one of the most important health agendas of the day as part of a dynamic, supportive media team?

If the answer is yes, the Royal College of Psychiatrists wants to hear from you. Join a creative team of communication professionals passionate about ensuring psychiatry and mental illness remain uppermost in the nation’s consciousness. Brimming with ideas, with a great writing style and personable manner, you will work closely with our digital, policy and publications teams to ensure mental health is kept firmly on the political radar.

Experience of working in media is key, but this is a role you will be expected to grow into with help from the experienced external affairs team. A strong interest in current affairs, especially health, and an ability to respond quickly to journalists’ requests for comments are essential, as is a working knowledge of digital communications. 

The College values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community, reflecting the population it serves.

We are committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and supportive culture, a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We aim to promote a more inclusive environment, which attracts all candidates and signals our commitment to celebrate and promote diversity. 

We will consider putting into place appropriate reasonable adjustments for candidates who may have a disability. 

We only recruit the best and in return for your commitment the College offers an attractive salary and benefits. 

We operate a hybrid working model of on site and working from home/remote, which helps to ensure a flexible work life balance. 

For any queries, please email

How to apply

For more information and instructions on how to apply, please download the following documents:

We welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

Closing date: Thursday 19 May 2022 at 10am

Interview date: Thursday 26 May 2022 (via Microsoft Teams)

The College is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Charity registration no. 228636

No agencies or publications please.

The College is a proud member of the Disability Confident employer scheme. A Disability confident employer will offer an interview to any applicant that declares they have a disability and meets the minimum criteria for the job as defined by the employer. Please see candidate information pack for more information.