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Press and Communications Officer

Position:
Press and Communications Officer
Location:
Office-based in Cardiff, Wales with flexibility to work remotely
Salary:
£13,263 - £15,197 per annum (FTE £26,526 - £30,395) plus excellent benefits
Closing date:
9am on Friday 28 January 2022

About us

At the MS Society, we make sure people living with MS are at the centre of everything we do. And it’s this commitment that unites us across the UK.

Our work is based on the hopes and aspirations of our MS community. Together we campaign at all levels, fund ground-breaking research and provide award winning support and information.

Our people are our greatest asset and the key to our success. We offer a vibrant, progressive environment where you will make a difference.

About you

We’re looking for a tenacious, proactive Press and Communications Officer to join our team and help us meet our ambitious goals.  

Crucially, you’ll promote and deliver media coverage/strategies to promote our work with a particular emphasis on promoting our fundraising, campaigning and service activity.

You’ll also be our point of contact for media enquiries we receive. And you’ll support the development and delivery of our digital communications, ensuring we have a strong and representative social media presence.

You'll have relevant experience (such as a press office, PR agency or journalism), and be comfortable managing competing priorities as part of a busy team. You’ll have excellent writing and communications skills and a positive attitude.

You’ll be communicating with both Welsh and English speaking audiences, and you must be a fluent Welsh speaker.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please read the job description carefully and send us

  1. An up-to-date CV
  2. A supporting statement showing how you meet the points in the person specification of the job description
  3. A completed equality and diversity monitoring form. This bit is optional, but really helps us understand who we're reaching with our job listings. The form is anonymous and will not be associated with your application.

Send your completed applications to [email protected] with the job title in the subject line.

As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, the HR team will anonymise your CV and supporting statement before forwarding to the shortlisting panel.

We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities and/or from ethnic minority backgrounds, where we’re looking to build stronger and better representation among our staff.