BookTrust is looking to recruit an experienced communications officer to play a key role in helping us raise our profile and promote the cause of reading to a diverse range of audiences.We're looking for an ambitious and proactive individual with at least three years' experience to join our busy team. The right candidate will have solid press office or PR agency experience, but also be someone who's used to working collaboratively in a multichannel and integrated comms environment. Your focus will be on supporting the development and delivery of communications plans, producing great content and delivering impactful media coverage.You should be able to craft compelling copy - from captivating press releases to feature pieces; memorable quotes to case studies - that helps build our profile and showcase the exciting work we are delivering to bring the benefits of reading to families in most need. You'll work closely with internal and external stakeholders to tease out their insight, experience and opinions and use this to develop and pitch insightful and thought-provoking articles, blogs and opinion pieces that you know will resonate with our audiences.We're looking for someone with an eye for a story and with the tenacity, drive and creative thinking to follow up an idea and create a media opportunity as part of their day-to-day work.If you're passionate about the difference compelling communications can make and looking for a nurturing and supportive place of work with plenty of opportunity for development, this is the role for you.To apply, please go to our website. Closing date: Sunday, 24 October 2021 at 9pmInterviews: Interviews are scheduled to take place at the beginning of November. They will be held remotely and candidates will be asked to conduct an exercise as part of the interview process.Our commitment to diversity and inclusivityWe aim to provide an inclusive recruitment process and actively welcome applications from diverse talent pools: BAME candidates, candidates with disabilities and long-term conditions and candidates from under-represented communities.We are committed to equality of opportunity and want to ensure we have an accessible application process for all candidates. If you need any reasonable adjustments or would like us to do anything differently during the application process, please contact our HR team (contact details can be found on our website).In order that our equality policy is effective we carry out regular monitoring of job applicants, and we would therefore ask you to complete the equality monitoring form.This information will be kept centrally within our secure HR department, completely separate from your recruitment application form and will be used for the sole purpose of compiling statistical information. The information will be separated from the application form and will not be given to the selection panel. The completed monitoring form will be destroyed once the information given in it has been collated.BookTrust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The recruitment and selection process reflect our commitment to safeguarding, therefore the suitability of all prospective employees will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment, with pre-employment checks.