Are you hungry for a challenge that, if we get it right, will put learning disability high up on the public agenda, stimulating debate and generating income for a cause that is crying out for a higher profile? If so, we want to hear from you.
This is a critically important role and we are looking for a Press Officer with bags of experience working in busy Press Offices who has the ability to hit the ground running to manage often complex and sensitive stories affecting the lives of people with a learning disability and their families.
This is an exciting and varied role, which will involve working closely with teams across the charity including employees with a learning disability. With experience of working with a range of media outlets, nose for a good story, understanding of central and local government and experience of building relationships with key media, you will have a proven track record in securing on-message media coverage across national, regional, broadcast and trade outlets.
A confident communicator, you will feel comfortable liaising with senior management, maximising opportunities in the news agenda, write attention-grabbing copy and comment to tight deadlines, successfully pitch stories and provide media advice to colleagues at every level.
The key responsibilities of a Mencap Press Officer are:
- Day-to-day media handling
- Providing media advice and support for Mencap staff, at all levels of the organisation
- Creative writing and identifying proactive media opportunities through story development
- Internal Stakeholder Management
For more information on who we are looking for see the attached Role Profile on our website.
Please apply using a full CV and cover letter, including why you are interested in working for Mencap.