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Communications and Media Officer Full Time

at RCN Cardiff in Cardiff (Published at 29-07-2021)

The role
At the Royal College of Nursing we?re an optimistic organisation. And we?ve got good reason to be. We all share the same voice when it comes to changing the shape of the health policies of the future. And as the largest trade union of nursing staff and students in the UK ? with over 465,000 members ? all we can see are the infinite possibilities for a brighter future. Join us and you will too. We're accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard. Communications and Media Officer Negotiable Location, 17.5 hours, Fixed Term Contract or Secondment until August 2022 As our Communications and Media Officer, you will help ensure our members and other important audiences across the whole of Wales are informed about and engaged with the RCN's work. Our audiences include RCN activists and members, the media, politicians, health organisations and stakeholders and the wider public. Supporting the Communications and Media Manager for the RCN in Wales, you will focus on the delivery and development of member, media and stakeholder communications, services and products. Our aim is to position the RCN as the authoritative voice of nursing in Wales through promoting our activities, campaigns and achievements. There is excellent potential to develop your skills as the duties range from sourcing, writing and editing content for member communications through to assisting in the research, writing and distribution of news releases and internal and external briefings and articles. A key part of what you do will be to suggest innovative approaches to building up our social media profile As a Communications and Media Officer you?ll influence critical decisions about key messages we put out to the media and politicians. You will be responsible for engaging with our members and showcasing their innovative work to a wide range of audiences.
The person
What we offer you We expect you to look after our members. And we expect you to be rewarded for it. As well as a whole range of learning and development opportunities we can also offer you an impressive range of benefits. We have a highly competitive pay structure, as well as flexible working, and annual leave of up to 32 days. Balancing work and life commitments is important to us as an organisation. We are a diverse organisation and understand everyone has different needs. All employees can ask for flexible working and when personal circumstances change we will work with you to find a smarter working solution that suits everyone. In fact, many of our employees enjoy home working, flexible working or compressed hours, enabling them to deliver results with minimum impact to their professional and personal commitments. We also offer generous Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave packages. To join us, you will already have experience in a communications role including knowledge of internal communications, campaigns and PR. A self-starter, you will have an eye for detail and an interest in healthcare, news and current affairs. You will have excellent research and writing skills and be able to present often complex information in way that meets the needs of the audience. The ability to foster strong professional relationships and encourage close collaboration between departments is at the heart of this role.
Contact details and timescales
To succeed at the Royal College of Nursing all you need to do is think bigger, better and brighter. And with an attitude like that, anything?s possible. Please note, that due to Covid-19, while we are trying our best to accommodate our Assessment Centres and Interviews on the dates outlined in our adverts, we may need to be flexible about how and when we run our Recruitment processes for the time being. We are currently running Assessments and Interviews remotely should we need to, in accordance with Government advice, so if you envisage any issues with accessing a computer, webcam or a sufficient internet connection for a video call, then please do highlight this in your Supporting Statement. We will of course do all we can to ensure you have the best experience in applying to work with us during this challenging period. Please note, should we receive a high volume of applications for this role, your application may not be shortlisted if you do not submit a Supporting Statement. A Supporting Statement is an important part of our application process, so we would encourage you to submit one as part of your application. Should we receive a suitable number of applications for this post after a week of posting this advert, this vacancy may close early, before the closure date stated below. For more information or for an informal discussion about the role please contact Tracy Lenzy, Communications and Media Manager on 02920680717. For more information on the Recruitment & Selection process, please contact [email protected] Opening Date: 29 July 2021 Closing Date: 11.59pm on 12 August 2021 Assessment Centre & Interview Date: 25 August 2021
Job Reference: RCN01565

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