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Press and PR Officer

Office-based contract w/ flexibility to work remotely + occasional London office requirement
£30,010 - £34,577 per annum plus excellent benefits
Closing date
20 Sep 2021
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Position: Press and PR Officer
Type: Full-time (35 hours per week), permanent
Location: Office-based contract with flexibility to work remotely and occasional requirement to visit London office
Salary: £30,010 - £34,577 per annum plus excellent benefits
Salary Band: Band E, Level 1
Department: Press and PR Office team
Expected start date with us: October 2021

This charity make sure people living with MS are at the centre of everything they do. And it’s this commitment that unites them across the UK.

Their work is based on the hopes and aspirations of the MS community. Together they campaign at all levels, fund ground-breaking research and provide award winning support and information.

Their people are their greatest asset and the key to their success. They offer a vibrant, progressive environment where you will make a difference.

About this job

This is a brilliant opportunity to join a hardworking, creative and supportive press office that secures regular national media coverage on issues from disability benefits to MS research developments. They are looking for a tenacious, proactive Press Officer to join their team and help them meet their ambitious goals.  

You’ll produce impactful and emotive media coverage to promote this charity's fundraising campaigns. Crucially, you’ll be brilliant at telling people’s personal stories and selling them in to media. You’ll also support their press work around their research programme and policy and campaigning activities.

The chosen candidate will have relevant experience (such as a press office, PR agency or journalism), and be comfortable managing competing priorities as part of a busy team. You’ll have a strong news sense, excellent writing and communications skills and a positive attitude.

The charity offers 35 days annual leave (including bank holidays), travel loan and various other benefits such as supported developmental opportunities.

The organisations is in the midst of an exciting, transformational, period which builds on their great history and will drive them towards achieving their mission and vision as they embark on their Every MS Story strategy.

Closing date: 9am on Monday 20 September 2021
Interview date: Tuesday 28 September 2021

Registration of Interest: 

After you have followed the job board process, you will receive an email from CHM Recruit containing further instructions. 

Please disregard any automated email correspondence from the job board itself.

The successful candidate must have the right to work in the UK. If the charity do offer you employment, you’ll be required to provide documentation to show that you’re eligible to be employed in the UK before starting employment. This charity currently does not have a Sponsor Licence agreement with the Home Office and will not be in a position to support you with any visa applications you may make. 

They are a Disability Confident Employer. They are committed to promoting equality and diversity.  

They particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities and/or from ethnic minority backgrounds, where we’re looking to build stronger and better representation among our staff.

No agencies please.

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