Senior Press Officer


Role: Senior Press Officer

Remuneration: Up to GBP £32,000 gross annual (dependant on experience)

Duration: Permanent/Part-Time

Hours: Three to five days per week depending on the skills, experience, and preferences of the candidate.

Location: UK-Med Office, Manchester, UK (hybrid working available)

Are you an experienced Press Officer with extensive experience in media relations that has the capability to increase the visibility of our campaigns and expand our audiences?

UK-Med is a frontline medical aid charity. Born of the NHS, we’ve been working for over 30 years towards a world where everyone has the healthcare they need when crises or disasters hit.

In the past 12 months we have received substantial media attention for our emergency work in Ukraine and Turkey. This includes features on primetime television such as BBC’s The One Show, segments on national news, front page of national broadsheets, regular appearances on BBC Radio 4, and pieces in quality newspapers such as The Times and The Guardian.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team at a pivotal moment in UK-Med’s growth and reputation as the UK’s official Emergency Medical Team. As our Press Officer you will have previous experience working with journalists. You will possess a thorough awareness of how the media operates. You will ensure effective and consistent coverage of our campaigns and any issues addressed in high-profile media.

This is a high-profile position in a fast-moving and creative team where no two days are the same, your capacity to show sound judgement and make quick decisions in response to press inquiries is essential.

You will act as a first point of contact for media enquiries, ensuring they are handled quickly and directed to the right person as needed.

You will have exceptional writing skills and the ability to write for diverse audiences and provide support and advice to senior managers and activists at all levels.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits along with a friendly working environment and the opportunity to make a real difference through humanitarian work.

How to apply

How to apply

We strongly recommend that you read the Candidate Information Pack – Senior Press Officer before applying for this role.

To apply, please submit a current CV and a supporting letter (2 pages) through our online jobs portal. Your covering letter must include a detailed explanation of your suitability for this post with specific reference to the criteria in the person specification

The closing of the applications will be midnight on Friday 28th March 2023.

Applications for work in the UK can only be accepted from people with an existing right to work in the UK.

UK-Med is committed to safeguarding of our personnel and beneficiaries and has a zero tolerance approach to sexual exploitation and abuse. We conduct thorough vetting before any appointment is confirmed.

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