Media and Communications Officer

The Fostering Network
London (Greater)
11 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Minimum salary: £22,425 Maximum salary: £25,425 London weighting: £3,575 Pro rata: No Hours: 36 hours per week Location: London Closing date: Wednesday, 24 January, 2018 - 17:00 Interview date: Thursday, 1 February, 2018 We are looking for a media and communications professional to join our dynamic and successful communications and public affairs division. You will be a personable team player who is able to juggle multiple priorities, think well on your feet and work collaboratively with colleagues from across the organisation. In this role you will be helping to raise the profile of The Fostering Network and fostering through the media - developing proactive media campaigns, pitching stories to the media and assisting in providing a reactive press office service. You will play a key role in developing our social media presence, as well as writing for other channels, such as our website and magazine. You will also be leading projects, such as our Sons and Daughters Month. You will have had good practical experience of working with the media, and an understanding of how the media works at UK, national, regional and trade levels. You will have knowledge and experience of using digital communications and social media to communicate organisational messages to a range of stakeholders. You will also have experience of writing about complex issues in a way that is interesting for a range of audiences. Interviews will take place in London SE1 on 1 and 2 February 2018. CVs are not accepted. The Fostering Network is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applications from individuals with experience of foster care either through being fostered or from a family who fosters/ed. The Fostering Network is a registered charity in England and Wales 280852 and in Scotland SC039338.