Senior Communications Officer

  • Location : London
  • Status : Permanent contract
  • Salary : £34,932 - £38,440 per annum
  • Closing date : 31/01/2022
  • Interview date : 10/02/2022

A rare opportunity has come up to join the dynamic Royal College of Psychiatrists’ communications team in London. We are looking for a high-flying Senior Communications Officer who is as passionate about making our ambitious plans for mental health care become a reality as we are.

Are you a brilliant wordsmith with a proven track record in writing sparkling press releases? 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 talented, supportive team? Are you politically and socially aware and looking for a role that will stretch you? If so, we want to hear from you.

As the body that represents doctors who specialise in mental health, the media comes to us on all the burning mental health issues of the day, from the impact of Covid-19 on mental health to groundbreaking new treatments for mental illness. We pride ourselves on being scientific and evidence-based in everything we say - working with our policy team, you will have a key role in ensuring our messaging is consistent at all times.

You will be expected to have a keen interest in current affairs, be full of ideas and have plenty of imagination and flair. The role will include working on our highly-successfully policy campaigns and our prestigious academic journals and patient information resources, offering a wealth of potential stories for you to mine.

Press office experience is a must, and you will be personable and confident in working with some of the country’s leading doctors and key journalists. Your duties will include line managing our communications officer.

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.

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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: Monday 31 January 2022 at 10am

Interview dates: Thursday 10 February 2022

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

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