Senior PR & Press Officer

Recruiter
CIPD
Location
Wimbledon Park
Posted
24 Mar 2019
Closes
31 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you passionate about the changing world of work? Do you want to be part of a team that’s leading the debate and generating front page news on hard-hitting issues like spiralling CEO pay, employee well-being, the UK’s skills system, diversity and inclusion and more?

We have a terrific opportunity for a Senior PR and Press Officer to join our in-house brand and communications team. This is an exciting time to join the CIPD. The world of work is constantly evolving and as the professional body for HR and people development, we’re at the heart of important debates with Government, businesses and other key stakeholders.

If you want to work with a team that truly championing change in the world of work for the good of individuals businesses, economies and society, then we want to hear from you.


Key responsibilities -

You will:


Easily and proactively build relationships with journalists across national, broadcast and trade media
Work closely with the CIPD’s communications, research and policy teams to create and deliver communications campaigns that influence a range of stakeholders, including media, the HR profession, line managers and policy-makers
Produce high-impact media coverage that builds the CIPD’s profile in national, business and broadcast media
Respond quickly and effectively to breaking news and incoming media requests in our busy press office
Create high-quality written material across a number of channels – from rapid response media statements and press releases to longer articles and website copy
Work closely our strategic partners – including commercial partnerships and the publishing team behind the CIPD’s monthly member magazine People Management


Knowledge, skills & experience -

You will have:


Excellent writing skills, able to create compelling copy for a range of audiences and channels
Extensive experience in media relations or journalism
Strong awareness of media and non-media influencers with good contacts in the national and business media
Experience in creating and managing communications campaigns
The ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment, juggling competing deadlines and shifting priorities at short notice
Strong consultancy skills for interactions with the wider business and external partners
Good understanding of social media and website analytics
Experience of working in a policy environment or for a charity or membership organisation (desirable)
Experience of content management systems (desirable)
Strong work ethic with a commitment to excellence and results
A creative, enthusiastic and collaborative approach to work


There has never been a more interesting or important time to join us. We offer a friendly and stimulating culture and a wide range of professional development opportunities and benefits such as 28 days’ holiday, free two-course lunch and flexible working hours. In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a range of benefits including interest-free season ticket and bike/car loans, childcare vouchers and a personal pension scheme.



If this role describes you and your career aspirations, then click APPLY.

CIPD: valuing everyone as an individual

The CIPD define diversity as valuing everyone as an individual – we value all our employees, customers and clients as people. Harnessing these differences creates a productive environment in which everybody feels valued, where their talents are fully utilised and organisational and personal goals are met.

We are committed to employment practices that promote diversity and inclusion in employment regardless of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion or belief.

Please note, we reserve the right to close or extend this position depending on application numbers. Therefore we would urge candidates to submit an application as soon as possible

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