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Our client is a health and social care organisation who are currently in the market for a Senior Media Officer to come and join their busy team! The successful candidate will lead on proactive national stories, providing expert advice to senior colleagues, and contributing to the development of strategic communication plans.


  • Lead on the conveyance of nationwide media relations to support oversight of emotional well-being, in addition to providing counsel to superior team members and contributing to additional communications undertakings.
  • Construct and uphold connections with vital reporters and media channels, stakeholders, and personnel to back the implementation of an efficient media tactic for the association and guarantee that its priorities, purpose, and influence are comprehended.
  • Supply composed and orderly reactions to time-sensitive circumstances, comprehending when to escalate to ensure their resolution.
  • Prepare well-crafted materials, including media releases, declarations, internal summaries, communications blueprints, and project assessments, to agreed deadlines and specifications.
  • React flexibly and proactively to time-sensitive changes in priorities.
  • Stay informed about the evolving external background in which operates and comprehend its regulatory pattern and the influence media can exert on its success.
  • Participate in out-of-hours schedule to guarantee a 24-hour media service for the association.
  • Contribute to the media team’s social media proposition.
  • Possess the suitable knowledge, proficiencies, and know-how to actively endorse diversity and equality of opportunity, treat everyone with esteem and consideration, and steer clear of unlawful bias.


  • Experience of leading on projects within a press office environment and as part of team
  • Experience of planning and delivering high-profile national stories
  • Experience of working on multiple communication projects simultaneously and responding positively to change
  • Experience in crisis management
  • Experience in advising senior staff on media relations tactics, opportunities and issues
  • Experience of utilising media evaluation metrics
  • Experience of using multimedia platforms, including social media in a professional capacity

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