Press Officer - open to flexible working

Location
London Bridge Station, London (Greater)
Salary
£43,517 – £48,037 plus on-call allowance of £7,488.06 per annum (pro rata)
Posted
19 Aug 2019
Closes
15 Sep 2019
Ref
GLA807

Do you want the chance to get involved in some of the biggest issues affecting the capital?

BAME Recruitment is delighted to partner with the Greater London Authority on the recruitment of a Press Officer (fixed term contract). This is a pivotal role working at City Hall as part of the Mayor of London’s busy press team where no two days are the same.

Providing the expertise that helps shape their communications policy, you will be a strong communicator with a significant track record of success in delivering media and public relations services in a high-profile organisation, a political or highly complex environment.

They’re looking for excellent writing and people skills, proven experience dealing with a wide range of different media and advising senior figures in a fast-paced, demanding press office environment. You must have the ability to think on your feet, respond quickly to media enquiries from across the globe, generate great coverage through creative ideas and demonstrate sound knowledge of PR techniques, including use of digital and social media.

This role involves creating high quality media and communications, ensuring deadlines are met and an effective dialogue with media. It’s an active role that will involve accompanying the Mayor to events, writing and editing articles, briefings and statements on his behalf, as well as being part of a 24-hour, seven day a week on-call rota.

This job is ‘politically restricted’ under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989

The Greater London Authority (GLA) is an equal opportunities employer committed to creating a genuinely inclusive workplace, where they embrace the differences of all their colleagues, celebrate diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination. The GLA expects candidates to be able to demonstrate a clear commitment to, and achievement in, promoting diversity, equality and inclusion.

London's diversity is its biggest asset and the GLA strives to ensure their workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. They welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability. They are committed to being an inclusive employer and they are happy to consider flexible working arrangements.

In addition to a good salary package, they offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan, childcare voucher scheme and a career average pension scheme.

Your CV and a covering letter combined should not exceed 5 sides in total. In your covering letter please explain why you are suitable for the role by addressing the Technical requirements / experience / qualifications as outlined in the person specification.

Application closing date: Sunday 15 September 2019 at 23:59 GMT

Interview will take place at: City Hall October TBC

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