Media Relations Officer (reactive) (GMC3280)

Media Relations Officer (reactive)

We’ve got a great story to tell. Our work impacts on the quality of healthcare and millions of people’s lives, protecting patients and improving medical practice and education across the UK by setting the standards for doctors and students.

We’re doing that at a time when doctors and the health service are under more pressure than ever before. It’s an exciting time for the General Medical Council. And this is a great opportunity to act as our voice and tell our story, as we support doctors to meet our standards, and take action when they are not met. 

We’re looking for a talented communications professional to join our media relations team in the heart of London. You’ll use your experience of communications, public relations and dealing with the press to tell our story.

This challenging role will involve managing national, regional and trade media in reactive and crisis situations, spotting reputational risks and ensuring the organisation is prepared to respond to them. Demonstrable experience of seeking out newsworthy stories and producing high quality, creative content for a variety of media channels is essential. Working with a variety of national and trade media on high-profile issues, you’ll raise our profile, improve engagement and manage and enhance our reputation.

Proactive, tenacious and an outstanding communicator, you must be cool under pressure and able to write quickly, clearly and concisely. An influential personality, you should also be able to make the most of social media opportunities in a fast-paced environment.

In return, you’ll benefit from being part of an organisation that is genuinely committed to its people. Within our friendly environment, you will have access to a range of learning and development opportunities designed to support your ongoing progression. We offer an attractive salary and benefits package to find out more please click here

We strongly believe that diversity of background and experience contributes to a broader collective perspective that will consistently lead to us being a better regulator. We are working hard to increase the diversity of our staff, and also the diversity of those we work with wherever we can and we would actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Strategic Communication and Engagement
Job function
Media Relations
31,482 to 39,978
Closing date
Midnight on Monday 22nd April 2019, late applications will not be accepted
Assessment date
1st stage interviews and assessments will take place on Wednesday 1st May 2019 and 2nd stage interviews will take place on Tuesday 7th May 2019
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