Regional Communications Officer

Various locations, including London
£24,000 - £25,000 (+ London Allowance for London office based roles)
11 Jan 2013
20 Jan 2013
Communications & PR
B2B, Charity
Contract Type
Full Time

Macmillan Cancer Support

Regional Communications Officer
Various locations, including London.
£24,000 - £25,000 (+ London Allowance for London office based roles)

Ref: 0600

Far more varied than many communications jobs, this is a wide-ranging role - in both content and geographical coverage - in which you will apply your creative and communications skills on a daily basis.

It's challenging but immensely rewarding work that will bring you into contact with some inspirational people and help us raise the profile of our services, campaigns and fundraising activities which means that you can make a real difference to the lives of people affected by cancer.
A member of our Regional External Affairs team, you will work closely with the Communications Manager and local service and fundraising teams to implement communications activity in the region. We currently have roles covering a range of regions in the UK:

  • Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, North and Central London;
  • Staffordshire, Shropshire, Birmingham and the Black Country, Coventry and Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire;
  • Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside, Isle of Man, Cumbria, Lancashire, Derbyshire and South Yorkshire

You'll work with the media to promote our campaigns and raise awareness of Macmillan, deal with journalists' queries and brief spokespeople. You'll also help Macmillan professionals to publicise their services.
Whether your experience has been gained as a journalist, in-house or with an agency, the demands of the role require a good track record in marketing and communications planning and execution, experience of PR and working with the media, a clear understanding of what makes a good story and an ability to engage and inspire a wide range of stakeholders. Ideally you will also be familiar with applying corporate identity guidelines, have experience of writing copy for promotional materials and briefing printers and designers.
And in return we will be committed to your personal development and growth, and will provide excellent benefits that include a 34.5 hour working week, BUPA, life assurance, pension, childcare vouchers, and generous annual leave.
The role will require some flexibility, compensated by time off in lieu, as early starts and late finishes are sometimes necessary.

To apply for our non-London based roles please see our website.

Closing date: 20 January 2013

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