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Reference: 63381

Date Added: 8 November 2017
Closing Date: 20 November 2017

Job Title: Communications Officer

Working For: General Pharmaceutical Council

Location: London

Salary: £26,390 per annum

Job Details

We are the regulator for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and registered pharmacies in Great Britain. Our main job is to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public who need or use services from pharmacists or pharmacy technicians, or services provided at a registered pharmacy, in England, Scotland and Wales.

We are currently seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to join our Communications team as a Communications Officer.

Reporting to the Media & Public Affairs Manager, you will be working across our media, public affairs and stakeholder engagement functions. You will be responsible for monitoring parliamentary and media activity, alerting staff of key issues through a daily bulletin and managing queries from journalists.

You will be expected to contribute to public affairs research work linked to parliamentary debates and to our meetings with ministers and parliamentarians. The work also includes assisting the communications team more widely with external events and updating our website and social media accounts.

You will be of graduate level, or equivalent, with 6-12 months' experience within a similar environment. You will need to demonstrate real precision in your writing and also be comfortable and proactive in using social media to help us get our message across to patients, registrants and other stakeholders. Attitude, creativity and professionalism are key!

You can expect a rewarding and balanced work environment with an excellent benefits package that includes 30 days holiday, access (subject to a qualifying period) to the NHS pension and a private pension, employee support and coaching, subsidised gym membership, subsidised canteen and access to subsidised private healthcare.

We value the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Closing Date: 20 November 2017

Interview/Start Dates

Application Details

If you have the required experience please send your CV and covering letter explaining your suitability for this role to: jobs@pharmacyregulation.org.

Website: https://www.pharmacyregulation.org/

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