Communications Officer (12 month FTC)

Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity
Closing date
9 Nov 2020

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Communications Officer (12 month FTC)

Are you interested in telling the inspiring and powerful stories of the children and families that come to Great Ormond Street Hospital? Are you excited at the prospect of working for a renowned, well-loved national brand? Are you a brilliant communications professional who is looking for an exciting next step? If so, this may be the role for you.

We are looking for a dynamic Communications Officer to be part of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity's busy and ambitious Communications team, at a time when the hospital needs the support of the Charity more than ever.

The role will work with journalists across print, digital and broadcast media, and collaborate closely with teams across the charity. This is a great opportunity to gain experience across the breadth of communications, including working closely with patients and their families to help tell their stories and engaging Charity staff in the work of the organisation through all of our internal communication channels. We can offer brilliant opportunities to deliver forward-thinking communications work within an inspiring and stimulating professional environment.

About the team

Reporting into a Senior Press Officer, the Communications Officer will be joining a high achieving, fast-paced Communications team, whose remit covers the press office function, Stories & Case Studies, Internal Communications and Artist & Celebrity Liaison.

About you

You will be passionate about telling powerful stories that move people to take an action and will feel inspired by the opportunity to play a key role in publicising a range of fundraising campaigns. A natural relationship builder, you'll be comfortable with interacting with a range of stakeholders, excel at pitching to journalists and supporting case studies and celebrity ambassadors.

Specifically, you will have:

- Proven experience in delivering high profile and effective proactive PR campaigns, and of responding to reactive media enquiries
- Experience of effectively working with senior internal and external stakeholders, high value supporters or donors
- In-depth knowledge of PR strategy and tactics
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to manage competing priorities and to work to tight deadlines

The ideal candidate will also have:

- Experience of working with celebrities
- Experience of interviewing people sensitively and carefully placing case study stories in the media

About the charity

Every day brings new challenges at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Every day, over 600 seriously ill children from across the UK arrive for life-changing treatments. Every day, young lives hang in the balance as patients, families and staff battle the most complex illnesses. And every day, the brightest minds come together to achieve pioneering medical breakthroughs that change the lives of thousands of children - and change the world. This extraordinary hospital has always depended on charitable support to give seriously ill children the best chance to fulfil their potential. Without donations, Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity can't help fund ground-breaking research, advanced equipment, child and family support services, and the rebuilding and refurbishment of wards and medical facilities. Our staff help to raise these vital funds for the hospital. A better future for seriously ill children starts with you.

Recently awarded with a 'Best Companies 2-star accreditation' and placed at number 17 on the 2019 Sunday Times Best 100 Not-for-Profit Companies list - we offer a range of attractive benefits including; a flexible approach to working, 30 days holiday, life assurance, enhanced employer pension contributions, and a discounted season ticket loan.

How to Apply

Please click on the 'apply' button where you will be taken to a short application form to complete. You are required to include a cover letter with your application, and should refer to the 'GOSH Charity Information Pack' on the Careers page of our website before you apply.

Closing date: Closing date: 9th November 2020, 9am

Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are unfortunately only able to inform shortlisted candidates of the outcome of their application. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. If your application is not successful, we hope that you will not be discouraged and will still apply for other suitable vacancies in the future.

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