Saturday, 6 May 2017

Job Vacancy: Women's Aid Media Relations Officer (Closing Date: Monday 8th May)

Job Vacancy: Women’s Aid - Media Relations Officer

Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. Over the past 40 years Women’s Aid has been at the forefront of shaping and coordinating responses to domestic violence and abuse through practice. We empower survivors by keeping their voices at the heart of our work, working with and for women and children by listening to them and responding to their needs. We are a federation of over 220 organisations who provide more than 300 local lifesaving services to women and children across the country. Our campaigns achieve change in policy, practice and awareness, encouraging healthy relationships and helping to build a future where domestic abuse is no longer tolerated.
Do you have the experience and creativity to build, shape and protect Women’s reputation in the national media?
This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-paced and high-profile communications team. As the Media Officer for Women’s Aid you will take the leading role on all press and media relations for the organisation; shaping and protecting the reputation of a leading, national charity.
Women’s Aid’s profile is growing rapidly. We are looking for an experienced press officer or journalist who wants to use their media skills to help end violence against women and children. Working with press and broadcast media, on a regional and national level, we are looking for a dynamic, media professional who can quickly turn around statements for a wide range of publications and run campaigns that have real impact.
With excellent organisational and communication skills, plenty of initiative and the ability to work under pressure, you will be the first point of contact for the busy Women’s Aid press office. This role will include covering the out-of-hours media on-call rota. It will also include travel and occasional evening and weekend work as needed.
Location                                
London (with some travel required)
Salary                                    
£29,636 – £33,200+ Inner London Weighting £3,332 (based on NJC pay scale points 35 – 39)
Contract                               
37 hours per week, permanent                    
DEADLINE TO APPLY: 9am Monday 8th May 2017
Interviews                            
Thursday 11th May 2017 in London
To apply please read the full job description and  complete an application form and return it to recruitment@womensaid.org.uk Please do not include a CV.
Applicants will be shortlisted according to how well they meet the criteria in the person specification.  Please highlight and explain how you meet these using the application form. If you have been shortlisted for interview, you will be informed by email. Regrettably, we are normally unable to acknowledge unsuccessful applicants.
Women only need apply under schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010.
Women’s Aid is committed to quality, equality and valuing diversity.
Applications are particularly welcome from black and minority ethnic women.
We are a Disability Confident employer: we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for vacancies For an informal chat about your needs or to receive the application pack in another format, please call Lauren Owen on 0117 983 7137 or email l.owen@womensaid.org.uk
Registered charity no: 1054154
Recruitment consultancies/agencies should not approach Women’s Aid with regards to open vacancies. We regret that agency candidates will not be considered.


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